Lewis Hamilton, a well-known British race car driver, is one of many athletes who is considering a career in film. Sadly, Top Gun: Maverick would not be his big break, but it almost was. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, F1 star Lewis Hamilton talked about his fondness for the original Top Gun film, and how he almost appeared in the summer blockbuster film, Top Gun: Maverick, which is still breaking box office records.
Lewis Hamilton claims that his friendship with Tom Cruise was instrumental in his being chosen for a part in the film.
When I heard the second one was out, I was like, Oh, my God, I have to ask him. I'll even sweep something in the back.
Tom Cruise's intentions for the Formula One star were contradicted with the Top Gun: Maverick production schedule. The driver knew he could not in good conscience withdraw from the role of driver because he would risk his life.
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Not only Lewis Hamilton, but Top Gun: Maverick lovers who would have preferred to see him in command of a different super-powered vehicle, a fighter jet, are disappointed.
Glad to see the athlete's Hollywood adventures come to an end. He'll be acting as a producer in a Formula One racing film directed by Top Gun: Maverick director, Joseph Kosinski. The film will be released on AppleTV+ and Brad Pitt is set to star.
When Lewis Hamilton isn't racing and winning more World Drivers Championships, there will be plenty of opportunities for him to play. He's already done voice acting for Pixars Cars films, as well as landed a cameo in Zoolander 2, so we've heard of him.