“Top Gun: Maverick” star Lewis Pullman said the cast spent so much time in jets for the box-office hit that they sometimes needed to relieve themselves right then and there in the sky.
“We had two boots of gelatin powder strapped to our calves. It would solidify because if there was a leak, it would be a disaster,” Pullman, who played Lieutenant Robert “Bob” Floyd in the film, told Vanity Fair.
“Let’s put it this way: I used both bags quite a bit,” Pullman added.
The sequel to the 1986 movie follows Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) as he trains a group of Top Gun recruits to destroy a uranium enrichment plant in a top-secret mission.
As a result, the cast spent a lot of time in jets, which Cruise and his costars really flew.
Jay Ellis and Monica Barbaro, who play Reuben “Payback” Fitch and Natasha “Phoenix” Trace, respectively, previously discussed the movie’s lack of bathroom breaks with ScreenRant.
“I was like, “Hey, I gotta pee. Is there any way we could go back to base real quick? Because I think I’m gonna pee on myself if we fly for another hour,” Ellis said, adding that his pilot told him they were going to keep going anyway.
In response, Barbaro said they were directed to use a bag in the pocket of their leg.
In addition to pee bags, Danny Ramirez told Entertainment Weekly they also had plenty of barf bags at the ready.
“Most of us could say that we were barfing quite a bit,” Ramirez said. “But I’ve never seen a group of people that puke and rally more than we do.”
“Top Gun: Maverick” was the second highest-grossing movie of 2022, making over $1.4 billion at theaters.