Greg Tarzan Davis Talks ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Coyote’s crew! Greg Tarzan Davis performed one of many standout recruits in High Gun: Maverick, and he had the sweetest time filming the motion sequel together with his A-Listing group of costars.

“This film has introduced us collectively so many instances with totally different occasions and stuff like that and this is among the best reunions ever,” Davis, 29, completely advised Us Weekly on the Golden Globes purple carpet on Tuesday, January 10, the place his costars Glen Powell and Jay Ellis have been additionally readily available to rejoice the aviation film.

High Gun: Maverick premiered in Could 2022, greater than 30 years after Tom Cruise’s High Gun was first launched. In Maverick, Cruise’s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell was tasked with coaching a brand new group of particular recruits for an integral mission. The Gray’s Anatomy alum, Miles Teller, Lewis Pullman, Powell, 34, and Ellis, 41, all performed the rookies.

“On digital camera, it was flying within the F/A-18s … that’s not even on my bucket checklist ‘trigger I didn’t assume it was attainable to fly within the F/A-18 however we did,” Davis advised Us of his favourite set moments performing stunts in an plane. “I rolled on my bucket checklist, scratched all of it. I did that.”

Earlier than Davis had the prospect to sit down within the fighter airplane on set, he wanted to get in peak bodily form to play a navy recruit.

“It was very intense [because] not solely do now we have to work out to coach in numerous aircrafts … however we additionally needed to work out for the seaside scene,” the Louisiana native joked to Us, referring to his and his castmates’ shirtless moments. “We additionally needed to get attractive for the seaside scene. So, it was numerous hunger, numerous anger, numerous testosterone, simply operating wild like, ‘I would like meals.’ So as soon as we bought achieved filming the seaside scene, we simply devoured meals.”

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After High Gun: Maverick‘s 2022 launch, Davis and his costars incessantly shared their greatest bromance moments on the purple carpet and through social media tributes. “I imply, all people has been so nice. That was one among [the] first motion pictures that I’ve ever achieved,” the Mission: Unimaginable – Lifeless Reckoning Half One actor mentioned on Tuesday. “And, you have got this concept of like, ‘Oh, are they gonna be imply? Are they gonna be de all people’s a household?’ And I really like them a lot.”

One of many methods the Maverick stars have stayed shut is thru an active-yet-secretive group chat.

“After all, now we have a High Gun group chat!” Davis advised Us. “I can’t let you know what’s happening in there, however it’s numerous like, ‘Oh Gosh, I can’t wait to see you tomorrow,’ ‘Can’t wait to do that. Can’t prepared to try this.’ However all of us see one another exterior in any case. It’s simply, like, to be compelled to have to come back collectively [for awards shows], it makes it even higher.”

Cruise, 60, can also be one among Davis’ shut costars. “I texted him ‘good night time’ final night time and he despatched me just a little kissy face,” the Name of the Wild actor revealed.  “And I used to be like, ‘Aw, Thanks, Tom.’”

High Gun: Maverick earned two Golden Globes nominations for Finest Movement Image — Drama and Finest Unique Music — Movement Image forward of Tuesday’s present. Whereas Davis and his fellow High Gun newbies surprised on the purple carpet and as presenters, the Jerry Maguire star notably skipped the awards present.