Top Gun: Maverick | Jennifer Connelly Interview [Exclusive]

Top Gun: Maverick with Jennifer Connelly


For Top Gun sleuths, the film mentions a fling with an admiral’s daughter in the 1986 movie. With the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, the decades ago fling is with Penny Benjamin who is a single mother and owns a bar nearby the airbase and stars Jennifer Connelly.

The romance certainly is bigger and better than Kelly McGillis’s Charlie in the original Top Gun.

Tom Cruise returns to the beloved sequel as Maverick. The cast included Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, and Greg Tarzan Davis. Joseph Kosinski directed the movie from the screenplay written by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie.

Here’s the official synopsis:

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”

ALSO CHECK OUT: Miles Teller Talks About Top Gun: Maverick Paying Homage To The Original Film [Exclusive Interview]

LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with actress Jennifer Connelly about being the new love interest in the film. Also, we discussed Tom Cruise, working on the beach, and if she even went into the air in this movie.

Jennifer Connelly began her career as a child model before making her debut in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America. She became a full-time actor as she starred in the horror film Phenomena, fantasy film Labyrinth, romantic comedy Career Opportunities, and the superhero film The Rocketeer. She received praise for her performance in 1998’s science fiction film Dark City and then as a drug addict in Darren Aronofsky’s drama Requiem for a Dream. In 2002, Connelly won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the biopic A Beautiful Mind. Her other credits included 2003’s Hulk, Blood Diamond, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Noah, and Alita: Battle Angel. Currently, she stars in the TNT series Snowpiercer.

Top Gun: Maverick is in theaters, Dolby cinema, and IMAX tomorrow.

Watch the exclusive interview with Jennifer Connelly below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Paramount Pictures

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