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Glen Powell’s Parents Hilariously Troll Him at the Hitman Premiere in Texas

With a blockbuster Everyone but you and two new films coming out this summer, Glen Powell is a star on the rise, says killer director Richard Linklater. However, according to the actor’s parents, he is getting too big for his britches.

On Wednesday, the Top Gun: Maverick The 35-year-old star and his cast and crew arrived at the premiere of their new film in Austin, Texas and agreed. with both killer And Twister In the barrel, Powell’s summer and year are shaping up to be one for the books.

“It’s Glen’s night, it seems Glen’s summer,” Linklater, 63, told ET’s Cassie DiLaura on Wednesday. “Maybe the year of Glen.”

Sanjay Rao, Retta, Adria Arjona, director Richard Linklater, actors Molly Bernard and Glenn Powell at the “Hitman” premiere in Austin, TexasGetty Images

However, Powell’s parents, Cyndy and Glen Powell Sr., didn’t want to let everything go to their son’s head when they showed up to the premiere in their hometown to playfully knock him over a few times.

As the actor posed for photos, his parents stood behind him with signs and mocked internet critics who say Hollywood is trying to pressure him Scream Queen Shove the actors down the audience’s throats.

“Stop trying to make Glen Powell a reality,” Cyndy’s cardboard message read as her husband said, “It will never happen.”

Glen Powell is trolled by his parents at the ‘Hitman’ premiereGetty Images

ET got Powell’s reaction to the hilarious PDA (public display of hostility) and said that while it may seem disturbing to those who don’t know his clan, it’s commonplace — and accepted — for the Powells.

“Well, my family – always my mother and father – have been known to troll me a bit,” he said Set it up star shared, adding that it was inspired by mean tweets. “I don’t read tweets, but my parents read tweets – so if you talk shit, you know my parents read those tweets.”

“They thought it was a fun idea, so I liked it,” he added. “Even though they troll me, they support me in every way.”

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The support this time comes as Powell prepares to release killer, in which he plays Gary Johnson, a tech expert turned undercover cop tasked with posing as a hitman to arrest the people who hired him. Things are going smoothly until he falls in love with a woman (Adria Arjona) who wants him to kill her husband – and that husband actually dies.

Powell was co-author of the script with Linklater. The film is based on a true story and the year 2001 Texas Monthly Magazine article of the same name by Skip Hollandsworth.

On Wednesday, Linklater had nothing but praise for his star and co-writer, saying his accolades couldn’t be more well-deserved. The film debuted at TIFF and received rave reviews acquired by Netflix for $20 million.

“He worked so hard, no one deserves it more, you know? “He’s just a very special talent and we’re all so proud of him,” he said childhood said the director.

Linklater, who also worked with Powell in 2016 Everyone wants some!! Continuation, “He had a great career, but he has an even greater career ahead of him.”

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Powell told ET that not only is he proud of the project, but he’s also incredibly grateful to be surrounded by his hometown and those who watched him grow up – many of whom showed up at the premiere to support him.

“The fact that I have this honor here in this building with my friends and family — I have my kindergarten teacher here, I have my fifth-grade teacher here, my soccer coach, my creative writing teacher,” he said. “It’s like I have this team of people around me who have all been part of this journey, so it’s really so full.”

killer opens in select theaters on May 24th and streams on Netflix on June 7th.

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