Cut! Hamilton turns down 'Top Gun' movie cameo

Mercedes British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates after taking the pole position in the Formula One qualifying session in Melbourne on March 16, 2019, ahead of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix. Image: Asanka Brendon RATNAYAKE / AFP
Mercedes British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates after taking the pole position in the Formula One qualifying session in Melbourne on March 16, 2019, ahead of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix. Image: Asanka Brendon RATNAYAKE / AFP
Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Mexico City - Lewis Hamilton has revealed he has had to put his ambitions to be a Hollywood movie star on hold because he is too busy winning Formula One world titles.

The five-time world champion, who could claim his sixth title at this weekend's Mexican Grand Prix, said he had to turn down a possible role in the soon-to-be-released "Top Gun: Maverick" due to lack of time.

The 34-year-old Briton told ESPN'S Laurence Edmondson he was a "massive fan of Top Gun" before adding that he "didn't have any time to do any filming."

His role in the film was expected to be bigger than in his previous movie appearances in "Zoolander 2" and "Cars".

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