Glen Powell Just Watched ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and Cried ‘Manly’ Tears

An emotional journey. Glen Powell is aware of that followers can’t wait to look at Top Gun: Maverick — and he can’t wait to see it once more.

“I bought to see the total minimize of it the opposite day. It is without doubt one of the biggest motion pictures of all time. I’m so excited to show the world this,” the actor, 31, mentioned solely on the “Watch With Us” podcast whereas selling Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. “What makes me really feel so good about it’s that when you understand you have got the products, there’s no must rush it.”

Filming on the film, which is a sequel to the 1986’s Top Gun, wrapped in June 2019. It has been delayed a number of occasions over the previous yr, and won’t hit theaters till July 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Glen Powell Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock

“I need the theaters to be packed and individuals to really feel protected,” Powell added. “We’re going to ship a knockout punch — a cinematic knockout punch to the world.”

While different motion pictures being pushed again are as an alternative being launched on demand, the Texas native is completely happy that this one will keep in theaters — and promised it’s definitely worth the wait.

“The sound design, the way in which it’s shot — it’s all an enormous, massive cinematic expertise. You need to watch it in that manner,” he continued. “Tom [Cruise] and I talked after I watched it, and I advised him! I used to be like, ‘I actually haven’t any extra fingernails left. I’ve chewed off all of my fingernails.’ … You cry, you snort. It’s bought journey. It’s bought romance. It’s similar to a kind of motion pictures, the place you’re like, ‘Oh, God, why can’t all motion pictures be this enjoyable and nice?’ It’s so uncommon.”

The Scream Queens alum additionally admits that he shed a tear or two in the course of the screening. “It was a manly cry!” he mentioned with fun. “There had been tears however they had been dry and salty, you understand!”

Tom Cruise in Top Gun Maverick
Tom Cruise performs Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick Paramount Pictures

For now, Powell is targeted on his new undertaking, Netflix’s extension of the Jurassic Park universe through which he portrays a goofy camp counselor who leads a bunch of youngsters by a park — and dinosaurs take over.

“This is a show from the attitude of the children so I believe that really makes it extra enjoyable. I’ve been watching Jurassic Park since I used to be barely in a position to stroll and,” he advised Us. “Getting to be part of it’s undoubtedly a dream come true. So I’m a bit envious that these youngsters get to type of be working away from dinosaurs on a regular basis. That’s one thing I’ve needed to do for a very long time! I did a faculty undertaking — I believe once I was in second or third grade on Steven Spielberg. I used to be obsessive about Spielberg and particularly Jurassic Park. … There’s a child within me that looks like I did one thing proper!”

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous drops on Netflix Friday, September 18.

For extra from Powell, take heed to the total podcast.



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