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Backstage with Gentry Thomas

Backstage with Gentry Thomas

Tom Cruise Co-Star in New Movie Top Gun Maverick Bashir Salahuddin Plays Hondo and Talks to Gentry Thomas

On today’s episode of Backstage Pass Gentry is joined by actor, comedian, and writer Bashir Salahuddin. The two talk about his recent role starring alongside Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer in Top Gun Maverick. Bashir plays Hondo which is Mavericks A.K.A. Tom’s best friend in the movie. Naturally as his best friend in the movie he has all the best stories about Tom taking G-forces like a champ while zooming around at supersonic speeds in a F/A-18 Super Hornet for your viewing pleasure.

The Chicago Native also talks about his ongoing sitcom now streaming on HBO Max promptly named South Side. The show is about two friends living out of Englewood Chicago who are trying to make it big. The show holds a special place in Salahuddin’s heart because of his south side up-bringing. Gentry and Bashir talk about Top Gun, Tom Cruise, sports, and being coated in baby oil all in today’s podcast. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes.


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