Miles Teller shaved off his ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ mustache immediately after filming because his wife made him get rid of it
The “Top Gun: Maverick” star told People his wife, actress and model Keleigh Sperry, 29, requested that he remove his facial hair right after he finished filming the movie.
“My wife made me shave it immediately,” Teller, 35, said. Teller and Sperry were married in 2019 after dating for six years.
Teller played Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw in the 2022 sequel to the 1986 movie “Top Gun.” The character is the son of Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (played by Anthony Edwards), a fan-favorite character who died in the original movie. Goose, who also sported an iconic mustache, was best friends with Tom Cruise’s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.
Cruise returns as Maverick to train a new generation of pilots at the Top Gun Naval Aviation facility, including Rooster.
Teller’s on-screen look was a hit with moviegoers. His facial hair has received a lot of love on TikTok. It has also inspired style features and how-to articles designed to teach others how to get the look, and he told People he’s a “big fan” of the trend.
Sperry might want a clean-shaven husband, but she is all about supporting his career no matter what character he plays. She was at his side during the premieres for the film and showed a ton of love for Rooster on social media, even posting a TikTok video compilation encouraging fans’ “thirst” over Rooster.
“We’re all team rooster here, thirst on..💌💅🏼,” she captioned the post.