Glen Powell has revealed that he missed out on a role in Christopher Nolan‘s Oppenheimer.

The Top Gun: Maverick star recently told GQ Magazine, that he was beaten to the role of Nobel-winning nuclear physicist Ernest Lawrence, by Josh Harnett.

Despite missing out on the role he went on to say that he is still in touch with Nolan, and has faith that they will get to do “something together soon”.

The movie went on to win seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director for Nolan at this year’s ceremony in Los Angeles.

The film also recently became Nolan’s biggest Box Office hit overseas. It has garnered over $960million (£757million) worldwide to date at the Box Office.

Cillian Murphy in ‘Oppenheimer’ CREDIT: Universal Pictures

Elsewhere in the interview, Powell also shared how Tom Cruise once pranked him by pretending to lose control of the helicopter they were riding in over London after reshoots on Top Gun: Maverick.

“Tom goes, ‘Oh no, oh no,’ and he starts dropping the helicopter over London,” Powell recalled. “I was like, ‘Am I about to be the unnamed guy that dies with Tom in a smoking hole in the middle of London?’”

Despite briefly fearing for his life, Powell had been in awe of Cruise during the film’s production, adding that Cruise owns a helicopter and flies “actual jets”. Powell is a licensed pilot, although, in the interview, he mentioned that compared to Cruise, he’s only flown friends cross-country to a number of US cities.

Earlier this week, Powell revealed that his first viewing of Hidden Figures, in which he appeared as a supporting actor, resulted in him “puking” over fears that he “ruined” the film.

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