NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 23: Jennifer Connelly attends the "Top Gun: Maverick" New York Screening at AMC Magic Johnson Harlem on May 23, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Manny Carabel/FilmMagic)
TV - Movies
The Top Gun:
Maverick Scene That
Jennifer Connelly
Practiced On Her
Coffee Table
One of the vital new additions to the “Top Gun: Maverick” cast is Jennifer Connelly who plays Penny Benjamin, Maverick's new love interest. In a recent interview, Connelly opened up about her time filming "Top Gun: Maverick," including a reveal that there was one scene in which she ended up employing a unique rehearsal practice to make sure she got it right.
During an interview with Variety, Connelly revealed that she actually has a sailing scene in the film, which proved to be more difficult than expected. Connelly explained that she was nervous about shooting a scene on a fast-moving boat in windy, rough conditions because she was afraid she wouldn't be able to nail her dialogue and blocking amidst all the chaos.
Wanting to get it right, Connelly found a clever way to practice at home with the help of her kids. She explained, "I found myself standing on the coffee table in my living room, practicing with my kids spraying water at me and blowing on me while I ran my lines. I have video of it."