There are a lot of people that we would take advice from, but there are also a lot of people that we wouldn’t. This writer, well, Tom Cruise would be on the list of never wanting to take advice from. He’s probably the last one.
The actor does have people who do want to listen to him though. His Top Gun: Maverick co-star Glen Powell being one. When on Variety’s Actors on Actors, Powell spoke to Kate Hudson and gave some information about some advice that Tom Cruise gave him.
It helped him pull off the ending of the movie.
“Sometimes you can fall into the trap of wanting to be liked on camera,” Glen said to Hudson. “And in a movie like this, where you know there’s going to be a lot of eyes on it, you don’t want to be Draco Malfoy.”
Powell said that Cruise said, “For the ending to work, you have to completely lean into that. Everybody else in the movie is questioning their own ability. You’re the only guy that’s not questioning it. So if there’s any sort of apology in anything you say, the movie doesn’t work. Lean into the douchebaggery of it all.”
The ending was explosive, so we do get it. Still don’t like Cruise, but hey… we’ll give him a pass for solid advice, this one time.