Glen Powell's near-death experience shooting a nude scene in Anyone but You


The 35-year-old actor nearly lost his balance and fell off a cliff while shooting the movie in Australia

Glen Powell, pictured in Westwood, CA, in 2022.
Glen Powell, pictured in Westwood, CA, in 2022.SHUTTERSTOCK

Glen Powell "almost died" shooting a nude scene for Anyone but You.

The 35-year-old actor nearly lost his balance and fell off a cliff while pulling off his clothes for a moment in the rom-com where co-star Sydney Sweeney pulls a large spider out of his shorts, but he insisted the scary mishap was "all worth it" because it's such a "fun" part of the film.

"You just have to grip it and rip it on a scene like that," he told Variety. "You know you're not going to leave that filming day looking cool, so you just have to embrace it."

"Taking your clothes off on the side of a cliff in a hurry is not safe either," he continued. "Nobody talks about that safety issue on set, where I almost died falling off a cliff taking my pants off too fast. But it's a really fun scene, so it was all worth it."

Sydney also admitted she feared she was "going to die" while filming the same scene in Australia because she was bitten by a Huntsman spider.

"We are filming and the thing just starts biting me but we are in the middle of the scene and I'm supposed to be screaming but then my screaming got a little serious," she admitted during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Initially, the production team didn't appreciate the seriousness of the situation.

"They thought I was making really serious dramatic choices in a rom-com," she explained. "No one cut so I'm just sitting there with a spider on my arm biting me. And I'm screaming and just everyone is watching. Glen was the only one who was like, 'Whoa, whoa, whoa, I think this is a little real'."

"I thought I was going to die," she concluded.