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Is it true that Nestor has never seen the original Top Gun movie?


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Now that “Top Gun: Maverick” is a huge success, here’s the two stars of the film Glen Powell and Monica Barbaro back in February 2020 at the Miami Super Bowl on Radio Row telling Nestor and Luke all about the legacy of the film and why you need to see the original.


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Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro, Nestor Aparicio

Nestor Aparicio  00:00


Welcome back. WNSG, Towson, Baltimore and wn St. dotnet. We are live Super Bowl 51. We, we’ve had football players, we’ve had rock stars, we’ve had ravens, no actors. And you know, my wife and I have like a little game we play. I don’t see a lot of movies. I see one movie every three or four years saw a lot of movies when I was a kid just don’t see as many. And the joke we always make is somebody will say, hey, nurse, did you see the new movie? And I’ll say no, and my wife will say he hasn’t seen Top Gun yet.

Monica Barbaro  00:34

You’ve never seen top guns. Still not seen it?

Nestor Aparicio  00:38

I have not seen Tom No. No, I knew they should he watch

Monica Barbaro  00:44

it though. Right here.


Glen Powell  00:45

He’s gonna watch it with you.

Nestor Aparicio  00:48

Here’s the other one. The other one is if she wants to go to second place shows like she’ll be like, he’s never even seen Footloose. Show. Miles Teller that one. Yeah. The remake of Footloose. Admit that the Kevin Bacon once was didn’t go well.

Glen Powell  01:02

What was Kevin Kevin really sensitive about people that was singing music

Nestor Aparicio  01:07


with his brother, you know, brothers, they do that thing. Glen Powell was here Monica Barbara here and top Tom Cruise’s not here, but that’s okay. I mean, you guys are here. When you think

Glen Powell  01:20

first I wish I was Tom Cruise.

Nestor Aparicio  01:22

They wouldn’t. They actually wouldn’t let Tom Cruise come along. Right. So here’s what we’re gonna do to be fair, Lucasian Top Gun, I’m gonna let him conduct the interview.

Glen Powell  01:31

Can I just tell you this is gonna be probably one of the only times on the whole tour that we’re gonna hasn’t seen it. I’m like, wait, I have to break this movie down for you. I feel like I have to explain all


Nestor Aparicio  01:42

the worst thing and this is true when I was when I was young, because I’m 51 I was actually there when they were shooting Top Gun in San Diego at the amusement park. I remember them shooting it that day. Still never never saw it. Never saw it. I mean, I know kind of, do you know what an aeroplane is? I flew in one day.

Glen Powell  01:59

Okay, okay, so that’s a good start.

Monica Barbaro  02:01

On an every three to four years. What is it going to take for us to get you to see this movie? You guys

Nestor Aparicio  02:07


been super cool on the set? We’re already halfway there. What’s the movie ticket cost?

Glen Powell  02:13

So there’s what we pay for your ticket? If you go see this movie, I promise you I will pay I’m already halfway there. What we

Monica Barbaro  02:19

went through to do this movie was one of the most rigorous training regimens that I think maybe anyone ever has done for a movie other than Tom Cruise for his other movies. He designed this insane aviation experience we got we got classroom time but we got 40 hours of screen time in though in the air. We did some actual FAA teams

Glen Powell  02:44

we shot in real early so you’re in we are in an FAA T in the entire movie. We’re doing real dogfighting all this stuff is practical. Yeah, I’m gonna just pitch you right now. If you are going to see one movie for the next decade, I love this. It is this movie it has romance and as adventure it’s it’s fun. And these arrows sequences and you’ve never seen anything like it. I’m telling you again. I bet my money on it. I don’t care what a ticket cost where you from? Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore, I will I will you tell me what the economy will fund I will refund the hell out of that ticket if you don’t like this man. Yeah,


Nestor Aparicio  03:17

so my wife and I are at a are at a charity event about seven, eight years ago. And we got a lot of these things and I’m on stage with a football player and they’re gonna do a silent auction. And one of the auction items is the Top Gun experience. So you literally from any port in America that they fly, you go up and you you know you drop you go Yeah. Amusement Park at Hershey. She threw up like six months ago. Hey, I don’t so I’m thinking like whatever this is, this is a serious like training regimen right for flying. That. Can you toss your cookies maybe a little bit? Go kind of fast.

Monica Barbaro  03:53

Some people did. Yes. Some people you do. You do. So many cook. You’ll

Glen Powell  03:59

see you’ll see there is a beach scene in the movie, which you wouldn’t know because you want to go to the movie, but you’re gonna see this movie. You’re gonna see this movie. This is a promise, but I’ll just say my wife.

Nestor Aparicio  04:09


She’s right there. Hey.

Monica Barbaro  04:11

If we find out in the future that you did, yeah,

Glen Powell  04:15

I’m gonna call Kevin Bacon to make sure you go. Gang. What’s your wife’s name?

Nestor Aparicio  04:19



Glen Powell  04:20

Jennifer. Jennifer.

Nestor Aparicio  04:22

I’m in deep. If he doesn’t go see this movie. Honey. I think we needed a double feature. We need to do Footloose and stop going to get that out

Monica Barbaro  04:32

to watch the first one. Yeah.

Nestor Aparicio  04:36


It would be bad to come to your movie without seeing them no no you

Monica Barbaro  04:40

should alone if you can only handle one movie this decade. Yeah, the RS however your eye it’s gonna make you want to watch the first one and it’s just I mean it’s first

Glen Powell  04:50

one is incredible. It will only make one better. But I’ll just say there’s

Monica Barbaro  04:54

so much for you to go see this movie. And with a for the past year. Do we have to drown to like, do this to pass this water test? We I mean, unbelievable amounts of work so it will just cry. Atrocious to admit


Nestor Aparicio  05:13

itself. He sat down he said he’d never seen you like in a trade like anything other than the movie get recognized recognize you like an astronaut?

Monica Barbaro  05:21

Yeah, well, thank you actually,

Glen Powell  05:24

ya know, you came across as a legitimate fighter pilot. We’re around. Yeah, how many? How many? How many female fighter pilots would you say?

Monica Barbaro  05:32


You met lows? It’s a low percentage. I got to fly with all women. And they were absolutely awesome, intelligent, cool, competent, talented, just complete. completely awesome. So it was a real honor to get to represent them in this but you’re also representing

Glen Powell  05:47

that entire group in this movie, and you freaking crush it. But that’s the funny part is that I have not seen Monica and address. I’ve seen her in a flight suit for the past year. So it is it is funny where we’re now doing press on this movie. And we basically been living on military base for the past year. And so it’s almost like reintroducing yourself to your friends. Do

Nestor Aparicio  06:07

they let you eat real food? There are no I mean, we live on the military base. Yeah, yeah. As a military.

Monica Barbaro  06:16

Cater, but on the boat we ate, you know, on the carrier we ate carrier food. So food?


Glen Powell  06:22

Yeah, yes. We’re on the Roosevelt.

Nestor Aparicio  06:24

Internationally Trained actress mean, do you get to get ready for these roles? Right, you’re gonna get immersed? Yes. Right. Yeah.

Monica Barbaro  06:28

And we? And we did it was it? Yeah, they’re, they’re all the same amongst them, you know, like, you don’t you don’t, it’s not different. When you’re talking to a female pilot or a male pilot. They they operate the same way they have the same standards. They work very well together. It’s it’s really cool. And and I think that’s how we that’s how we did this movie.

Glen Powell  06:51


But also creating like, Tom was always about creating an immersive experience. So staying on the base, staying on the boat. Living with these pilots, basically, for the past year, it feels more like a pilot than I do an actor. You know, you’re you’re very much in this.

Monica Barbaro  07:05

Yeah, we did more aviation than we did acting, I would say that in the making of this movie. And it needed to be because we’re playing something that you don’t just, you don’t just like walk through a door one day and you’re a pilot, you give it your all and you give it a lot of time. And in order to wear that on your body. You know, we actually reshot one scene because after a period of time, we had become so much more pilot like when we then when we were when we first shot the scene that they were like, oh, no, we need to see what you what you have now. So you know that immersive experience really changes the performance different

Glen Powell  07:38

level of swagger when you’re actually a pilot rather than when you’re trying to pretend to be on top gun

Nestor Aparicio  07:42

Maverick movie, Glen Powell. Monica, Barbara. Oh, here on the set. This will be the one thing you do you sit down with the guy that doesn’t watch movies. And


Monica Barbaro  07:50

honestly, this was quite fun. We both lean forward, we pitched this should know. And you guys are

Nestor Aparicio  07:56

young and beautiful. Like I was in San Diego when they shot the original. What did you see? Topcon. When does it come to you as an? You weren’t of that age was came out?

Monica Barbaro  08:07

I saw it when I was in college actually. Okay, for the first time as an

Nestor Aparicio  08:11


iconic movie, right as

Monica Barbaro  08:12

like an 80s classic. It was the same thing. Like what is wrong with you? You haven’t seen this movie. And I saw and I was like, yeah, that’s fun. That was great.

Glen Powell  08:20

I started when I was 10 years old. You’re gonna see it when you’re what? 51? Yeah, you say 5151. Yeah, so that’s too late. I saw Yeah, you know, that’s important. That’s important. That’s the that’ll, that’ll fuel you as long as we are fueling you in the right direction. I’m just gonna let you know. You’re gonna be like, how did I live this long? Without Top Gun?

Nestor Aparicio  08:41

Crank up the Kenny Loggins. Let’s go. Glen Powell your Top Gun Maverick? When’s it open? June 26. June 26. Summer, summer, summer movie. Yeah. Good luck to you guys. Such a pleasure. My wife’s gonna make me see them. Jennifer. You guys were so nice to you, Jennifer. For you’re gonna watch it. You see Napoleon Dynamite. So now you’re gonna


Monica Barbaro  09:05

tell us if he doesn’t he’s looking

Nestor Aparicio  09:06

at me with just otter Hollywood. Monica farmborough Top Gun Maverick coming at you. 26. We already wrote Miami Beach from Super Bowl 54 Back for more right after this.

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