Glen Powell Reveals The Recommendation Tom Cruise Gave Him About ‘top Gun: Maverick’

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LearnTop Gun Maverick ing from a seasoned. While reflecting on Top Gun Maverick his Top Gun: Maverick position, Glen Powell credited Tom Cruise Top Gun Maverick for assisting him increase his overall performance as Jake “Hangman” Seresin.

During Variety’s “Actors on Actors,” which become publisTop Gun Maverick hed on Tuesday, December 13, Powell, 34, unfolded to Kate Hudson about the advice he Top Gun Maverick received from Cruise, 60, about sticking the touchdown on screen.

“Sometimes you can fall into the lure of looking to be favored on digicam,” the Texas native shared. “And in a movie like this, where Top Gun Maverick there’s going to be quite a few eyes on it, you don’t want to be Draco Malfoy.”

Glen Powell in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Paramount Pictures

According to Powell, Cruise advised Top Gun Maverick that he lean into being the antihero of the Top Gun Maverick film. “For the ending to paintings, you have to completely lean into that. Everybody else in the film is thinking their own capacity,” the actor recalled listening to from his costar. “You’re the simplest man that’s no longer thinking it. So, if there’s any form of apology in something you say, the film doesn’t paintings. Lean into the douchebaggery of it all.”

Powell later joked that he maintains “getting cast as a douchebag” in tasks, including, “Even the element I did with [Oliver Hudson, Kate’s brother] in Scream Queens, wherein I’m a wonderful douche.”

Earlier this 12 months, the Set It Up big name regarded in Top Gun: Maverick alongside Cruise, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm. Powell also worked on the aviation film titled Devotion, which covered Jonathan Majors, Daren Kagasoff and Joe Jonas.

The Scream Queens alum praised Cruise for his assist while it got here to each endeavors.

“I observed that [Devotion] e-book and developed that for five years, so after I overlooked out at the Rooster position, the communique I had with Tom was, ‘Hey, I didn’t get this function, Top Gun Maverick however I truely have a naval aviation movie I’ve been developing. Maybe that’s Top Gun Maverick simply Top Gun Maverick what I’m going to do,’” he shared on Tuesday. “And he satisfied me that there’s room for two. And I’m surely glad, because the whole thing I found out on Top Gun got to be infused into Devotion.”

Tom Cruise in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Paramount Pictures

Powell previously presented a glimpse at the filming technique for Top Gun: Maverick — along with the long-lasting football scene.

“I don’t forget having to guard Tom all through the seaside football scene and I was blown away,” he exact to Men’s JTop Gun Maverick ournal in June. “I like to think I’m quite fast, but Tom is just so rapid. The truth that he’s getting near 60 years old and is sprinting at the seashore is insane. I suggest, it doesn’t really make a whole lot of experience.”

He persevered: “So while he talks approximately how he works out and how he eats, of direction, I’m going to listen. The fact is he has excellent discipline in all elements of his life. He’s disciplined in how he treats his body and what he places into his body. Tom’s weight-reduction plan standards — which is lots of lean fish and vegetables — make a number of sense to me. And I don’t assume there has been an afternoon when he didn’t exercise session.”

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