February 22, 2024 2:09 am

Glen Powell Reveals Tom Cruise Told Him to be a 'Douchebag' for Top Gun: Maverick Role
Glen Powell Reveals Tom Cruise Told Him to be a 'Douchebag' for Top Gun: Maverick Role

Glen Powell Reveals Tom Cruise Told Him to be a ‘Douchebag’ for Top Gun: Maverick Role

Audiences love to hate mean characters. Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter series, King Joffrey from Game of Thrones, and Negan from The Walking Dead are just a few iconic antagonists whose role is to be unlikeable… and, in doing so, become a crucial part of the movie or series. That’s what Glen Powell‘s character Hangman achieves in Top Gun: Maverick. Hangman is an arrogant Navy pilot who constantly teases and pokes fun at his comrades, earning him dislike among the more cool and collected members of his squad, and in turn, earns dislike from the audience. As per IndieWire, Glen Powell revealed that he took some advice from lead actor Tom Cruise for the role, who told him to “lean into the douchebaggery” while playing Hangman:

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​The actor who portrayed Hangman in the Top Gun sequel shares some important advice he received from his co-star. Read More