Inside Tom Cruise’s Advice to Glen Powell About ‘Top Gun: Maverick’


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Studying from a professional. Whereas reflecting on his Prime Gun: Maverick function, Glen Powell credited Tom Cruise for serving to him elevate his efficiency as Jake “Hangman” Seresin.

Throughout Selection’s “Actors on Actors,” which was revealed on Tuesday, December 13, Powell, 34, opened as much as Kate Hudson in regards to the recommendation he acquired from Cruise, 60, about sticking the touchdown on display.

“Generally you may fall into the lure of eager to be favored on digicam,” the Texas native shared. “And in a film like this, the place you realize there’s going to be plenty of eyes on it, you don’t wish to be Draco Malfoy.”

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In accordance with Powell, Cruise steered that he lean into being the antihero of the film. “For the ending to work, you need to fully lean into that. All people else within the film is questioning their very own potential,” the actor recalled listening to from his costar. “You’re the one man that’s not questioning it. So, if there’s any form of apology in something you say, the film doesn’t work. Lean into the douchebaggery of all of it.”

Powell later joked that he retains “getting forged as a douchebag” in tasks, including, “Even the factor I did with [Oliver Hudson, Kate’s brother] in Scream Queens, the place I’m a brilliant douche.”

Earlier this 12 months, the Set It Up star appeared in Prime Gun: Maverick alongside Cruise, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm. Powell additionally labored on the aviation movie titled Devotion, which included Jonathan Majors, Daren Kagasoff and Joe Jonas.

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

“I discovered that [Devotion] e book and developed that for 5 years, so after I missed out on the Rooster function, the dialog I had with Tom was, ‘Hey, I didn’t get this function, however I even have a naval aviation film I’ve been growing. Possibly that’s simply what I’m going to do,’” he shared on Tuesday. “And he satisfied me that there’s room for 2. And I’m actually completely satisfied, as a result of all the pieces I discovered on Prime Gun obtained to be infused into Devotion.”

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Powell beforehand provided a glimpse on the filming course of for Prime Gun: Maverick — together with the enduring soccer scene.

“I keep in mind having to protect Tom throughout the seashore soccer scene and I used to be blown away,” he detailed to Males’s Journal in June. “I wish to assume I’m fairly quick, however Tom is simply so quick. The truth that he’s getting near 60 years previous and is sprinting on the seashore is insane. I imply, it doesn’t actually make an entire lot of sense.”

He continued: “So when he talks about how he works out and the way he eats, after all, I’m going to pay attention. The reality is he has large self-discipline in all facets of his life. He’s disciplined in how he treats his physique and what he places into his physique. Tom’s food regimen rules — which is plenty of lean fish and veggies — make plenty of sense to me. And I don’t assume there was a day when he didn’t work out.”