When we die, we want Kenny Loggins’ ‘Highway to the danger zone’ to be played on repeat at the funeral.
Top Gun is a seminal 80s classic, full of OTT male chauvinism, dated but charming flying sequences, and a ridiculous amount of homoerotic tension.
While the bromance between Tom Cruise’s Maverick and Val Kilmer’s Iceman is the most talked about, we could never forget Maverick’s best friend, Goose, played by Anthony Edwards.
In a recent interview with EW, Edwards looked back on his most famous role and reflected on how he had to keep his shirt on for the famous volleyball scene since, ever after three months of training, he still didn’t look as buff as the actors he shared the set with.
The actor also revealed why his character had the name Goose and it turns that it was inspired by a real life tragedy that happened to a pilot which wasn’t too dissimilar to his character’s own fate.
“Goose was a guy who in real life was in an accident with an airplane where they lost an engine and he called out the wrong engine being out, so they fired off the other engine,” he said. “And so as a result, the plane went into the water and so he got the name Goose for having messed up. Silly Goose is what it was.”