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Jennifer Connelly had some good things to say about her love scene with Tom Cruise

May 14, 2022

Jennifer Connelly may be a newcomer to the Superior gun franchise, but she handled the love scene with Tom Cruise like a pro — or at least handled a question on the love scene with Tom Cruise like a pro.

While the Top Gun: Maverick The lead actress spoke about her experience through her character’s eyes, she only spoke positively:

“We focused on the intimacy of how they fit into each other’s lives. I think these characters have a really tender relationship, the way she understands it. They share a moment of conversation in bed, and it says as much about their relationship as it does about the scene that begins it. Obviously, they have some unresolved business between them, and she handles it with humor and playfulness. I have the impression that he is someone who is positive and who is heading towards happiness.

Although the love scenes, according to Variety, are “not something we see often from Cruise at this point in his career,” the same can be said for Connelly. However, both are fake love legends, Connelly perhaps more so. His Requiem for a dream sextravaganza is infamous among moviegoers.

Interestingly, Connelly expressed more fear of flying with Cruise than getting intimate with him. She had a “truly crippling fear of flying”, so she was mortified before he put her on a small P-51 plane during filming. He eased his apprehension by saying (per Connelly): “It’s going to be very graceful. Very elegant. Very elegant rolls. It will be nice and easy.

We wonder if he said the same thing to her before their love scene. . .

Watch — and I hope I don’t cringe — Connelly and Cruise’s fake love when Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters on May 27.

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