'It wasn't part of the deal!' Top Gun: Maverick star Jennifer Connelly reveals co-star Tom Cruise was her PILOT as she gained flight experience while shooting the film

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Jennifer Connelly has revealed that she found herself flying through the air with Tom Cruise on the set of Top Gun: Maverick despite it 'not being part of the deal'.

The 51-year-old, who plays Penny Benjamin in the action movie which follows a group of young pilots, laughed at the memory on Monday's The One Show.

Joined by her co-star Miles Teller, 35, the raven haired beauty admitted that she isn't a 'huge fan of flying', but agreed to fly with Tom - who insisted each of his co-stars gain flight experience before filming the movie. 

Nervous flyer: Jennifer Connelly, 51, has revealed that she found herself flying through the air with Tom Cruise on the set of Top Gun: Maverick despite it 'not being part of the deal' (pictured with co-star Miles Teller, 35)

Despite Jennifer's character owning a bar and keeping her feet on the ground, she revealed that she found herself suddenly taking to the sky - with Hollywood heartthrob Tom as her pilot. 

Host Alex Jones, 45, asked: 'But you did get to go up in a plane didn't you?'.

As the Oscar winner answered: 'Yes but I wasn't supposed to, it wasn't part of the deal originally, but I did' .

Taking to the skies: Despite Jennifer's character owning a bar and keeping her feet on the ground, while the films' pilots take to the air, she revealed that found herself suddenly taking to the sky - with Hollywood heartthrob Tom Cruise (pictured) as her pilot (pictured together on the set)

Stay on the ground:  'I didn't really like it because I wasn't a huge fan of flying, so for everyone who knows me it was kind of funny'. (L-R) jennifer, Miles, hosts Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas

'I didn't really like it because I wasn't a huge fan of flying, so for everyone who knows me it was kind of funny'.

The Labyrinth actress revealed that it all came about on set as co-star Tom began to question her about her experience of flying and air bound stunts.

She laughed: 'I started to get suspicious that I was about to do some.'

But the star found herself in safe hands adding: 'Even though I'm not a pilot in the film I did go up as a passenger and Tom was the pilot'. 

Lucky: Yeah but, even though i'm not a pilot in the film I did go up as a passenger and Tom was the pilot'

Host Jermaine Jenas then asked actor Miles, who plays pilot Bradley Bradshaw in the movie, about the intense training her underwent in preparation for the movie. 

'Tom put us through his boot camp' the actor revealed adding: 'It started out easy in the beginning'.

Before shocking the hosts saying: 'Then they said OK, lets do a control stall and they turn off the engine'.

Hardcore: Miles said: 'Tom put us through his boot camp' the actor revealed adding: 'It started out easy in the beginning then they said OK, lets do a control stall and then they turn off the engine'

Jennifer looked effortlessly chic for her appearance on the show and was spotted arriving at the London studio earlier in the evening. 

The star wore a white shirt that was embellished with a sweet ruffle detail, which she tucked into a graphic Louis Vuitton skirt.

Slipping her elegant pins into a pair of brown leather boots as she carried her belongings in a small leather bag.  

Jennifer looked effortlessly chic for her appearance on the show and was spotted arriving at the London studio earlier in the evening.

Chic: The star wore a white shirt which was embellished with sweet ruffle detail, which she tucked into a graphic Louis Vuitton skirt

The Beautiful Mind actress wore her luscious locks in a straight style as she opted for numerous earrings in each ear.

Later co-star Miles was spotted leaving the swanky Le Petite Maison restaurant in Mayfair with his wife Keleigh Sperry.

The War Dogs actor continued wearing his indigo suit, which he sported earlier on the show, as he stopped to sign autographs for fans.

Later co-star Miles was spotted leaving the swanky Le Petite Maison restaurant in Mayfair with his wife Keleigh Sperry.

Gorgeous model Keleigh made a quick escape through the crowd as she waited for her husband in their chauffeur driven car.

The brunette beauty cut a stylish figure for her date night with an alabaster sweater and black skirt with a sexy thigh-high split.

With her long hair cascading down her shoulders she opted for a pair of striking cream crocodile print boots.  

The brunette beauty cut a stylish figure for her date night with an alabaster sweater and black skirt with a sexy thigh-high split.

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