Officials for the U.S. Navy have stepped up to shoot down attacks on Tom Cruise’s interpersonal conduct. Production on “Top Gun: Maverick” has been underway with the team having reportedly filmed some scenes aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in San Diego.
Shortly after a media report originating from Reddit began to spread and quotes sources who suggested Cruise’s behavior was seen by at least one of the sailors as ‘very arrogant’.
Then last week NBC San Diego spoke with a service member who told them Cruise “angered USS Theodore crew while filming”. However, an official has stepped in to defend Cruise and tells the outlet the accusations are unfounded:
“Tom Cruise and the cast were nothing but gracious and professional during filming to all of the sailors. Some sailors may have misinterpreted guidance from the Navy that told sailors to not approach actors while filming and not use cell phones on the set.”
In addition, Navy escorts who accompanied Cruise through filming disputed that account: “At no time did Tom Cruise say to a sailor, ‘Do not look at me. Do not touch me.'” Cruise also reportedly personally thanked the crew for their support of the film.
Joseph Kosinski helms the new film which is currently scheduled for release on June 26th 2020.