Tom Cruise smiling

"Top Gun: Maverick" continues to dominate at the box office. It was a force to be reckoned with when it first came out, breaking a record at the box office for the largest haul over Memorial Day weekend. Recently, the flick broke another record by becoming the highest-grossing film at the domestic box office, surpassing "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" (via Variety). It’s abundantly clear that audiences have a need, a need for speed, and "Top Gun: Maverick" is fulfilling that need.

Part of the reason the movie’s been such a hit with critics and audiences alike is that you can tell on-screen that everyone is giving their all. In fact, much of the cast learned how to actually respond to being in a fighter jet to shoot the film’s aerial sequences. It all sounds like fun and games, but things got a little hairy for star Miles Teller for a little bit, as he revealed in an interview on "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Tom Cruise had the Tom Cruise-iest response ever

Miles Teller entering

Seth Meyers brought up how Miles Teller had an allergic reaction at one point while filming "Top Gun: Maverick," and the story behind it sounds pretty scary. Teller explains, "We landed, and I’m just like, ‘Man, I’m not feeling too good.’ I was really hot, and I just started itching like crazy, so I get out of the jet, and I’m just covered in hives, like head to toe. Instantly, I go to a doctor. I do like a blood analysis, this, that, whatever. I’m in an oatmeal bath at night."

It turns out that Teller had chemicals from the jets in his blood, including pesticides, flame-retardant, and jet fuel. Finding out all those substances are in your body may be concerning to some, but as Teller states, he thought it was pretty cool and brought it up to his co-star Tom Cruise. And according to him, Cruise had the most awesome response ever to the diagnosis: "I was like, ‘Well, Tom, it turns out I have jet fuel in my blood.’ And without even skipping a beat, Tom just goes, ‘Yeah, I was born with it, kid.’"

Honestly, we’d expect nothing less from Tom Cruise, and considering how Cruise does many of his own stunts in his films, we wouldn’t be surprised at all to hear he’s part machine. Not only that, but there’s some truth to the claim, seeing how Cruise has held a pilot license since 1994. As Tom Cruise has proven once again with the release of "Top Gun: Maverick," he’s a true-blue action star who knows what it’s like to get worrying news from a doctor.

Tom Cruise has suffered his fair share of injuries while filming

Tom Cruise running

Miles Teller scooping up some contaminants in his blood is certainly scary, but no doubt the reason Tom Cruise took it in such stride was because he knows what it’s like to suffer for one’s art. The actor famously enjoys doing his own stunts, and while it makes for more thrilling sequences, it also puts him in harm’s way. And he’s gotten injuries more than a few times while shooting.

Most recently and perhaps famously, Cruise suffered from a broken ankle while filming "Mission: Impossible — Fallout." He was doing a stunt that required him to jump from one building rooftop to the next. While running, he accidentally broke his ankle, putting him out of commission for filming for several weeks (via The Hollywood Reporter). It wasn’t the first time the "Mission: Impossible" franchise bruised Cruise up a bit. During the exploding fish tank sequence in the first "Mission: Impossible," the actor twisted his ankle and suffered a few cuts on his legs in the process.

Those weren’t even the scariest stunts Cruise has ever pulled off. The actor has almost died for his art on several occasions, including one instance while filming "The Last Samurai." During a scene where he’s facing off against Hiroyuki Sanada’s character, a mechanical horse malfunctioned, bumping Cruise and causing him to get awfully close to Sanada’s sword, which came a mere half-inch from the actor’s neck (via Deseret).

This is only a small sampling of the types of injuries Cruise has sustained over his long, illustrious career. He’s gotten plenty of others, some of which nearly ended the actor’s life. Here’s hoping both Cruise and Teller manage to keep themselves out of trouble so that they can continue entertaining audiences for a long time to come. You can see both of them in "Top Gun: Maverick," in theaters now.