Miles Teller has emerged as a fan favourite after his performance in 'Top Gun: Maverick', and the star has revealed that being in the air in fighter jets while filming came with a health warning.

The film has received widespread praise for it's realistic action which involved the actors learning how to fly a jet, and for Teller, it led to jet fuel appearing in his blood.

Discussing the film on 'Late Night on Seth Meyers', the 'Whiplash' star revealed that he broke out into hives while filming the blockbuster and went to get himself checked.

After filming a scene in a jet, Teller recalls not feeling well and suddenly feeling hot which prompted a trip to the doctor.

“I was really hot and I just started itching like crazy. So I got out of the jet. I’m just covered in hives. Head to toe. I go to a doctor. I do a blood analysis. I’m in an oatmeal bath that night. I have sensitive skin anyway, truth be told, Irish-Scottish skin. No dyes, no nothing," the actor recalled.

The results of Teller's blood analysis showed that he had  “flame-retardant, pesticide and jet fuel” in his bloodstream. 

Teller returned to set the next day to inform Tom Cruise of his findings, and the superstar gave perhaps the most Tom Cruise response imaginable.

Recalling his interaction, Teller said "Well, Tom, it turns out I have jet fuel in my blood.’ And without even skipping a beat, Tom goes, ‘Yeah, I was born with it, kid.’ So that was a very Tom moment for me.”

Teller stars as Rooster in the blockbuster, the son of Goose from the original film.

Teller is somewhat of a good luck charm for director Joseph Kosinski, with the star appearing in his 2017 firefighter drama 'Only The Brave', and Kosinski lobbied for Teller to be cast in the film.

Kosinski recalls meeting with Cruise when the film was still in the casting process, and vouched for the 'Whiplash' star to be cast as Rooster.

“I was actually in post on ‘Only the Brave,’ in May 2017, so Miles Teller was on my mind,” Kosinski told Vulture about casting Teller.

“The relationship in that movie is a very paternal one with Josh Brolin’s character. So I showed Tom a picture of Miles because Miles has blond hair in that film. And I think I’d Photoshopped a moustache on him. I’m like, ‘I just worked with this kid. He’s really good.’ We still went through the audition process, and Miles won the role on his own.”

The film is on track to become the most successful film of Tom Cruise's illustrious career, with the film displaying extraordinary box office results in the UK and Ireland as well as the US.

The sequel to the 1986 classic has already handily outgrossed other blockbusters like 'Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness' and 'The Batman' to become the highest-grossing film of the year in the UK.