Hollywood star Tom Cruise made many people upset as he recently plugged his new film during Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration.

The American star's long-awaited film "Top Gun: Maverick" is releasing at the end of this month, and he was slammed on Twitter for plugging it during the special evening, which was played out on ITV, reported Daily Mail. During the celebratory evening on Sunday, the 59-year-old actor sat down for an interview with Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham.

Soon after the interview, netizens started discussing how he kept talking about "Top Gun: Maverick," which is the anticipated sequel to the 1986 original "Top Gun." Its release was initially slated for July 12, 2019, but the coronavirus pandemic and scheduling conflicts pushed it back to 2022.

He said during the interview that every film that he makes is "important, but this one, people have been asking for decades. For decades I’ve been thinking "what could I do?"' The new instalment's production was "emotional" for Cruise, but taking the step to create a sequel to the hit film was "for the fans."

He did speak highly of the British monarch, but ITV viewers were not impressed that more emphasis was placed on his upcoming film. One asked why has "Tom Cruise just promoted his new film?" Another viewer wrote that "so you think if Cruise didn't have a big film release, would he have appeared here for the Platinum Jubilee?" A third Twitter user wrote, "Thought it was the Queen's Jubilee not an opportunity for Tom Cruise to promote himself."

The Sun reported that one person thought "this was all about Her Majesty. Come on who cares about Tom Cruise. Publicity for himself and his films."

During the interview, Cruise also said that it was a "wonderful event; it's an honor to be here. It's a privilege." Praising the Queen, he said that she is a woman that he greatly admires, and that she has "tremendous devotion and I admire her dignity. I love the history. I have great respect for her."

Some viewers loved the interview, and praised the star's love for the monarch, according to Mirror. One said that Cruise is just such "a class down to earth bloke. His interview here is absolutely first class." Another called him a "lovely man. Such a respectful man, so humble."

Tom Cruise arrives at the 'Top Gun: Maverick' World Premiere
Tom Cruise arrives at the "Top Gun: Maverick" World Premiere on May 04, 2022 in San Diego, California. Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

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