Lewis Hamilton says that turning down Top Gun role from Tom Cruise was ‘upsetting’

However, he had to pull out because filming took place during the Formula 1 season. Hamilton says he “built a friendship” with Cruise after the Hollywood star invited him to the set of his 2014 science fiction film, Edge of Tomorrow. “When I heard the second one was coming out, I was like, ‘Oh my God, I have to ask him,'” Hamilton told Vanity Fairexternal-link, calling Cruise “one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet”. “I’m the only one that has jewellery on, really,” the Mercedes driver said. Hamilton said that he had bad experiences with authority figures during his childhood. “I’ll be lying if I said that I hadn’t thought about extending,” he said. “I’m still on the mission, I’m still loving driving, I’m still being challenged by it.

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