Glen Powell worried he "ruined" Oscar-nominated movie

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Glen Powell has revealed that he worried he had ruined Hidden Figures.

In the Oscar-nominated movie, Powell played astronaut John Glenn but he was so self-conscious about his performance that he vomited.

While speaking on the Therapuss with Jake Shane podcast, he recounted watch an early cut of the movie.

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"It does get in your own head. People forget that when you're watching a rough cut of a movie, it's probably like watching the footage of yourself that you're having to edit. So you sit there and you're like, 'I hate myself,'" explained Powell, who has notably turned down the next Jurassic World movie.

"I remember watching [Hidden Figures] for the first time on the Fox lot — and this was before all the effects were done, the music was in [and] the sound design — and I literally left the movie, and I puked in the bushes."

The biographical drama told the story of Katherine Goble Johnson (Taraji P Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), three African-American women who worked for NASA during the space race – and Powell had convinced himself that he'd tarnished their legacy to some extent.

"I was like, 'I literally ruined this movie'," said Powell, who is the lead of the upcoming Twisters movie. "It feels like the most atrocious thing you can do as an actor is just be terrible in a movie about real-life people that need a real-life story."

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Hidden Figures was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer.

Hidden Figures can be streamed on Disney+. Twisters is out in cinemas on July 19.

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