Glen Powell’s Secret Fear: How He ‘Ruined’ ‘Hidden Figures’…Or Did He?

– Glen Powell shares his initial worries about his performance in the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures
– He felt like he had “ruined” the movie after watching a rough cut without all the elements in place
– His opinion changed after seeing the final cut with music and other elements added, and he now reflects on his journey in Hollywood and his decision to return to his native Texas

Hey there, folks! So, Glen Powell recently spilled the beans on why he thought he totally botched up the movie “Hidden Figures.” Yeah, you heard that right. The dude who played astronaut John Glenn had a major freakout moment after watching a rough cut of the film.

Picture this: Glen Powell sitting in a screening room, watching himself on screen, and thinking, “I hate myself.” Talk about self-criticism at its finest. He even mentioned that after watching the movie sans music, effects, and sound, he literally dashed out and hurled in the bushes. Yikes!

Powell really thought he had ruined the whole shebang, starring the likes of Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Janelle Monáe. He was convinced that his performance was the equivalent of a cinematic disaster. I mean, imagine being in a film that tells the story of real-life heroes and thinking you’re the weak link. That’s some serious pressure right there.

But fear not, dear readers, for there’s a happy ending to this tale. Once Powell saw the final version of “Hidden Figures” with all the bells and whistles added in, his perspective did a 180. Suddenly, he wasn’t the guy who ruined the movie; he was part of a polished masterpiece.

In a recent chat with The Hollywood Reporter, Powell shared his Hollywood journey and dropped the bombshell that he’s hightailing it back to Texas to be with his fam. Talk about a plot twist, right? The guy finally gets a seat at the cool kids’ table in Tinseltown, and he’s like, “Nah, I’m outta here.”

So, what’s the moral of the story, you ask? Well, it’s all about trusting the process, even when you think you’ve messed everything up. And hey, if Glen Powell can go from puking in bushes to starring in blockbusters like “Top Gun: Maverick,” then anything is possible, right?

So, do us a solid and hit that share button if you found this article as entertaining as Glen Powell’s rollercoaster ride with “Hidden Figures.” Who knows, maybe you’ll inspire someone else to keep the faith in their own Hollywood dreams. Cheers to the ups and downs of showbiz!

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