Glen Powell on Why He Worried He Ruined ‘Hidden Figures’

Glen Powell is sharing why he apprehensive he ruined 2016’s Oscar-nominated movie Hidden Figures.

The actor, who portrayed astronaut John Glenn within the film, made a latest look on the Therapuss with Jake Shane podcast the place he recalled his first time watching a tough reduce of the historic drama.

“It does get in your individual head,” Powell defined. “Individuals overlook that while you’re watching a tough reduce of a film, it’s most likely like watching the footage of your self that you just’re having to edit. So that you sit there and also you’re like, ‘I hate myself.’”

He continued, “I keep in mind watching [Hidden Figures] for the primary time on the Fox lot — and this was earlier than all the results had been completed, the music was in [and] the sound design — and I actually left the film, and I puked within the bushes.”

The Anybody However You star famous that he actually thought he “ruined” the Theodore Melfi-directed film starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P Henson and Janelle Monáe.

“I used to be like, ‘All these ladies put in these nice performances,’ and it’s just like the legacy of those ladies. I used to be like, ‘I actually ruined this film,’” Powell stated. “It appears like probably the most atrocious factor you are able to do as an actor is simply be horrible in a film about real-life those that want a real-life story.”

Nevertheless, as soon as he noticed the ultimate reduce of Hidden Figures with all the opposite components added in, the Hit Man actor’s opinion modified.

“As soon as the music will get in there, it begins being polished just a little bit,” he stated. “All of us need to be good … and no one needs to be the weak level in a film, particularly while you’re speaking about real-life tales.”

Earlier this week, for The Hollywood Reporter‘s newest cowl story, Powell opened up about his journey to Hollywood and why he’s now leaving to return to his native Texas to be nearer to his household.

“That’s the funniest half about this second,” the Prime Gun: Maverick actor stated. “I’ve labored actually arduous for a very long time, placing issues collectively and simply attempting to get them in form sufficient for folks to present a shit. Then you definately get to a spot the place individuals are similar to, ‘Yeah, let’s do it,’ and instantly you’re taking part in musical chairs with your self. You’re like, ‘Wait, do I sit in all these chairs proper now?’”