Tom Cruise told Glen Powell to ‘lean into the douchebaggery’

Tom Cruise told Glen Powell to ‘lean into the douchebaggery’

Tom Cruise had some important recommendation for Glen Powell when it got here to his efficiency in “High Gun: Maverick” — be a douchebag.

Powell, who performed conceited Navy pilot Jake “Hangman” Seresin within the movie, revealed that his co-star gave him the recommendation he wanted to cease worrying about being appreciated.

“Typically you’ll be able to fall into the entice of eager to be appreciated on digital camera. And in a film like this, the place you realize there’s going to be quite a lot of eyes on it, you don’t need to be Draco Malfoy,” Powell, 34, instructed Kate Hudson, 43, throughout Selection’s Actors on Actors sequence.

“However Tom gave me this recommendation: ‘For the ending to work, it’s a must to fully lean into that. All people else within the film is questioning their very own capacity. 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,’” he shared.

Glen Powell performed conceited Navy pilot Jake “Hangman” Seresin in “High Gun: Maverick.”Scott Garfield

Powell joked that he appears to be typecast as a douchebag.

“I hold getting forged as a douchebag. Even the factor I did with [Oliver Hudson, Kate’s brother] in ‘Scream Queens,’ the place I’m an excellent douche,” he quipped.

The “Hidden Figures” actor — who initially auditioned for the function of Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, performed by Miles Teller — admitted that Cruise, 60, inspired him tackle one more Navy aviation film this yr.

Glen Powell and Tom Cruise attend the Korea Crimson Carpet for “High Gun: Maverick” at Lotte World on June 19, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Pictures for Paramount Footage

Other than “High Gun,” Powell not too long ago co-starred in “Devotion,” a movie based mostly on the true story of Jesse Leroy Brown (Jonathan Majors), the Navy’s first Black aviator.

“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,’” the actor remembered. “And he satisfied me that there’s room for 2. And I’m actually completely happy, as a result of all the things I realized on ‘High Gun’ obtained to be infused into ‘Devotion.’”

However recommendation wasn’t the one factor the long-lasting actor gave Powell in the course of the filming of the blockbuster “High Gun” sequel.

In 2020, Cruise gifted his co-star with flying classes to get his pilot’s license, which Powell publicly thanked him for on Instagram after his first solo flight.

“For Christmas, Tom purchased me an iPad with my flight faculty downloaded and pay as you go. And yesterday, after months of flying, learning, and testing…I’m the actual deal,” he wrote on the time.

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