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Navy officials say accusations of Tom Cruise being rude while filming ‘Top Gun’ sequel are unfounded

Navy denies reports that Tom Cruise was rude to Sailors and arrogant while filming scenes from the Top Gun sequel aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in San Diego

  • A Navy master chief has said earlier reports that Tom Cruise was rude to Sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in San Diego on Sunday are untrue
  • A service member told NBC on Sunday that Cruise told people aboard the vessel not to look at him or touch him and that he was acting ‘very arrogant’
  • But the official said crew may have misinterpreted the command’s order on how to interact with Cruise and the team on site filming ‘Top Gun: Maverick’
  • Naval escorts also said, ‘At no time did Tom Cruise say to a sailor, ‘”Do not look at me. Do not touch me”‘
  • The film, ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ is set to be released on June 26, 2020, pushed back from its original release date of July 12 

Navy officials have said reports that Tom Cruise was rude to Sailors in San Diego while filming the sequel to ‘Top Gun’ are not accurate.

An anonymous service member alleged that Cruise was impolite to crew aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt while shooting scenes for ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ NBC 7 reported.

Now, a higher ranking official has told the outlet, ‘Tom Cruise and the cast were nothing but gracious and professional during filming to all of the sailors.’

The official said the subordinate may have misinterpreted orders from the command related to appropriate interaction with the stars and those working on the film.

A Navy master chief has said reports that Tom Cruise was rude to Sailors in San Diego aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt while filming the sequel to ‘Top Gun’ are not accurate. Cruise is pictured speaking onstage during the 10th Annual Lumiere Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on January 30 in Burbank, California

The service member who first reported Cruise’s alleged attitude to NBC on Sunday, ‘He angered USS Theodore crew while filming,’ and that Cruise was acting ‘very arrogant.’

According to that individual, Cruise allegedly told those aboard the Roosevelt not to look at him or touch him. 

Naval escorts who accompanied Cruise aboard the ship said, ‘At no time did Tom Cruise say to a sailor, ‘”Do not look at me. Do not touch me.”‘

The Navy master chief who spoke to NBC on Monday said Cruise behaved in quite the opposite manner.

The service member who first reported Cruise's alleged attitude to NBC on Sunday, 'He angered USS Theodore crew while filming,' and that Cruise was acting 'very arrogant.' According to that individual, Cruise allegedly told those aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (pictured) not to look at him or touch him. But the Navy master chief said, 'Some sailors may have misinterpreted guidance from the Navy that told sailors to not approach actors while filming and not use cell phones on the set'

The service member who first reported Cruise’s alleged attitude to NBC on Sunday, ‘He angered USS Theodore crew while filming,’ and that Cruise was acting ‘very arrogant.’ According to that individual, Cruise allegedly told those aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (pictured) not to look at him or touch him. But the Navy master chief said, ‘Some sailors may have misinterpreted guidance from the Navy that told sailors to not approach actors while filming and not use cell phones on the set’

‘Some sailors may have misinterpreted guidance from the Navy that told sailors to not approach actors while filming and not use cell phones on the set,’ the official said. 

Cruise reportedly addressed the crew and personally thanked everyone for their support at the captain’s ‘all hands on deck’ call on Friday, the official said. 

The master chief said the Navy ‘does not tolerate any disrespect to its members,’ nor would the branch of military allow Cruise to treat any one of its members poorly.

The official added the Navy members were directed to ‘respect’ Cruise and the film crew, which he didn’t think was an issue for anyone involved.

Cruise and his team could not immediately be reached for comment. 

The film, ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ is set to be released on June 26, 2020, pushed back from its original release date of July 12.

ruise reportedly addressed the crew and personally thanked everyone for their support at the captain's 'all hands on deck' call on Friday, the official said. The film, 'Top Gun: Maverick,' is set to be released on June 26, 2020, pushed back from its original release date of July 12. Cruise is shown in a promotional image for the film, with the words 'Feel the need.' written across it

ruise reportedly addressed the crew and personally thanked everyone for their support at the captain’s ‘all hands on deck’ call on Friday, the official said. The film, ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ is set to be released on June 26, 2020, pushed back from its original release date of July 12. Cruise is shown in a promotional image for the film, with the words ‘Feel the need.’ written across it



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