LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 17:  Jon Hamm seen at BBC Radio 2 promoting the new 'Top Gun : Maverick' movie on May 17, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
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Jon Hamm Had A
Reaction To Being
Offered A Role In
Top Gun: Maverick
Jon Hamm portrays Beau "Cyclone" Simpson in the upcoming "Top Gun: Maverick," a sequel to 1986's "Top Gun." Cyclone is both the superior officer over and the antagonist for eternal rebel and pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise).
In a recent interview, Hamm recalled his immediately enthusiastic reaction to receiving the offer to play Cyclone, "I got a call. [...] They said, 'They're looking at you for this 'Top Gun' sequel.' And I was like, 'What? Hell yes.' They said, 'We haven't seen a script.' I said, 'Tell them yes.'”
Hamm also admitted that he didn't care what the salary would be, the size of his part, or what kind of character he would play, he just wanted to be in the "Top Gun" sequel no matter what. Hamm's excitement for appearing in the "Top Gun" sequel is simple to explain, as a teenager, he watched the movie and fell in love with it.