It seems landing a role in “Top Gun: Maverick” saw Jon Hamm’s every dream come true. As he told Willie Geist in a new interview, the star can hardly believe he gets to work with one of his heroes, Tom Cruise. “It was a no brainer for me,” Hamm said about taking on the role of Admiral Beau Simpson, call sign Cyclone. He added working with the legend was “infectious” and “fun.”
Then, after what seems like a magical experience making the film, Hamm enjoyed another career high when got to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the London premiere. The “Mad Men” star talked to Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” following his royal encounter and said, “It was a very cool experience. They couldn’t be nicer.”
The star even noticed Prince William’s loafers, telling Fallon the royal had his shoes embroidered specially for the occasion with F-18s, a nod to the planes featured in “Top Gun.”
But Hamm wasn’t the only star at the screening who truly geeked out over meeting a member of the royal family.
Post source: The List