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“Top Gun“fans are forced to wait a little longer for the next sequel due to the coronavirus pandemic repelling its release date, but don’t worry: Maverick’s faithful winger Goose is sure it will be worth the wait.
Anthony Edwards, who played Goose in the action-packed blockbuster of 1986, reflected on his time spent filming with Tom cruise in an interview with Fox News. Although the character of Edwards dies in the original and does not appear in “Top Gun: Maverick”, he is confident that the sequel will be as baffling as – if not more – than the first.
“It will be fun to watch. I love to fly and loved what we accomplished in this original which broke many rules,” Edwards told Fox News. “It was so visually exciting. Of course [Cruise] will do it justice. He has proven himself as an actor, filmmaker, screenwriter for many years and Tom Cruise will make an excellent version of the sequel. It has only one switch. “
This “change” seems to be Cruise’s desire to do the impossible. The actor himself would have flown a jet for the rest while six cameras record each of his movements from the cockpit.
Edwards was in his twenties when he landed the role of Goose, which propelled him to celebrity status. He then played Dr. Mark Greene for eight consecutive years on “ER” opposite George Clooney.
Edwards says he has fond memories of preparing for “Top Gun”, who took him, Cruise and Val Kilmer thanks to vigorous aircraft training, even at the time.
“The most fun was to qualify so that you could actually get in the back seat to do the filming,” said Edwards. “It was an incredible experience because we had to go through all the air and water survival training that anyone would have to take to fly in the back of one of these planes. It was pretty exciting.”
Edwards liked to fly a long time before taking the role. Today, he is 10 years old as a single-engine pilot.
“It’s fun but I love it,” said Edwards.
This is why Edwards did not ignore the idea of Cruise performing his own stunts.
“I know Tom still wants to do things in the ninth degree to the best of his ability, and if you have the ability to fly these planes, I wouldn’t blame him for doing it,” he said.
Goose will partially live in the sequel, while Miles Teller portrays his son in the next film. But these days, Edwards is preparing for the release of another project in which he has invested his heart and soul – a film called “The Tricky Part”.
The winner of the Golden Globe was the executive producer of “The Tricky Part” and it airs on April 30.
The film follows the story of a boy who was sexually abused from 12 to 15 years old. It’s a healing story – a story that touches near her home for Edwards. The actor published a test in Medium in 2017 detailing his past assaults by Hollywood producer Gary Goddard, who denied the allegations.
This coincides with Edwards’ off-screen work as president of the 1in6 organization, which provides support and resources to male victims of sexual assault. “The Tricky Part” is based on a memoir by Martin Moran, who turned it into a one-man play. The film personally helped Edwards make sense of his own past, so much that he felt he belonged to the big screen.
“I hope people will listen. It takes an hour and a half with an incredible solo performance that tells a story that is really funny and very moving and I hope it will take you on a great adventure”, Edwards told Fox. .
“The Tricky Part” will be presented on April 30 at 8 p.m. AND via Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and all home streaming services such as Apple, Roku and Amazon Fire. It can also be viewed on 1in6.org.
Edwards will appear in a live round table immediately after the premiere at 9:35 p.m. AND.