The 29-year-old actor portrays Lieutenant Robert "Bob" Floyd in the new blockbuster and was pleased his alter ego isn't as confident as some of his fellow pilots.
Speaking to 'The Hollywood Reporter', Lewis said: "It's all up to the script but it's a pleasure to be the ship. I really enjoyed playing Bob. I wanted to make sure it there's a pilot - because I was a pretty shy kid growing up - who might not be the most conceited or overly confident, he's more of a quiet guy who knows he could burst into flames at any moment. His only real need is to perform at his best in the air." He added, "It was an honor because so many of the TOPGUN pilots I've met are geniuses and badass - but they're also incredibly humble. I just wanted to make sure that was captured in some way." Lewis also credited Tom Cruise for the training program he developed for the film, which helped the cast get better through a gradual process. "Tom was so damned generous with his time and energy. And you know, he put together the entire training program for us himself. He made it so we could really sneak up on us," revealed Pullman.