TikTok’s favourite white boy of the month Miles Teller has revealed he had legit jet fuel in his blood while filming Top Gun: Maverick. I mean that in a literal, medical-mystery way and not in a metaphorical way, just so we’re clear.
Anyway, in the interview Teller talked about filming a specific pilot sequence for the flick.
“We landed and I though ‘Man, I’m not feeling too good’,” he said, per IndieWire.
“I was really hot and I just started itching like crazy. So I got out of the jet.
“I’m just covered in hives — head to toe.”
Miles Teller said he went to a doctor and got blood analysis work done.
“I’m in an oatmeal bath that night. I have sensitive skin anyway truth be told, Irish-Scottish skin,” he said.
I hate to relate but man, I do.
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Wildly, when the blood test results came back it turned out Miles Teller had “flame-retardant, pesticide and jet fuel” in his blood. Not a good combination to have swirling around in there, I’d say.
Even wilder than the blood test results was co-star Tom Cruise’s response on set the next day.
According to Teller, Cruise asked him what the docs found in his blood.
“I was like, ‘Well Tom, it turns out I have jet fuel in my blood’,” Teller said.
“And without even skipping a beat Tom goes, ‘Yeah, I was born with it, kid’. So that was a very Tom moment for me.”
Ugh. I just did a full body shudder. Tom Cruise is giving IRL corny action movie dialogue there, which is probably why so many dads love him.
In fairness to Miles Teller, I think any human person would probably experience an allergic reaction if they had a cocktail of fuels in their blood.
I have to ask though — how the fuck do you end up with jet fuel inside you in the first place?