Despite feeling dazed, Glen Powell remained as professional as possible and even okayed another shot at the scene from director Christopher Nolan. “I was like, ‘Oh s***, I don’t know if I have a concussion or what.'” Powell recalled. “Chris was like, ‘Can we do it again, just like that?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, we can do it again just like that.’ He was like, ‘I’m kidding! Go to the medic.'”
Considering Powell has since grown into something of a household name, it’s less likely that he’s going to have to deal with these types of mistakes in the future. After all, he’s more than a big enough star to earn himself a body double in his movies going forward. Still, that wasn’t the end of Powell’s challenges as an actor.
In his more recent role as Hangman in “Top Gun: Maverick,” the performer had to contend with nausea, regularly throwing up as a result of the film’s high-flying sequences. “The fact that you wake up in the morning and know that at least a couple of you are going to puke, that’s a very galvanizing process,” he explained in the same Entertainment Weekly interview. Though stories like these are a reminder that life in show business isn’t all glitz and glamor, considering how far Powell has come since his smaller parts in earlier projects, he’d likely agree that his well-earned success is worth the hiccups he experienced along the way.