• Glen Powell is premiering the film 'Hit Man'
  • The Texas premiere had a hilarious moment
  • THIS is what his parents did to him

With a box-office smash success in Anyone But You and two new films releasing this summer, Glen Powell is a star on the rise, says 'Hit Man' director Richard Linklater. To the actor's parents, however, he's getting too big for his britches.

On Wednesday, the 'Top Gun: Maverick' star, and his cast and crew members arrived at the premiere of their new film and agreed that with both 'Hit Man' and 'Twisters' in the barrel, Powell's summer and year are shaping up to be one for the books.

And then the parents showed up

Powell's mom and dad, Cyndy and Glen Powell Sr., were not about to let it all go to their son's head. While the actor posed for photos, his parents stood behind him with signs poking fun at internet critics who say Hollywood is trying to shove the actor down viewers throats. 


His dad held one that read, "IT’S NEVER GONNA HAPPEN." His parents later posed with him for some family photos at the event.

"Well, my family — always my mom and my dad — are known for kind of trolling me a bit, Powell told 'Entertainment Tonight'. "They thought that was going to be a funny idea so I loved it,” he added. "Even though they troll me, they support me in every way."

His career is on the rise

He began his career with guest roles on television and small roles in films such as 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'The Expendables 3' before making his breakthrough performance as "Chad Radwell" in 'Scream Queens'.

He has since starred as "Finnegan" in the coming-of-age comedy 'Everybody Wants Some!!', astronaut "John Glenn" in the drama 'Hidden Figures', "Charlie Young" in 'Set It Up' and "Lieutenant Jake 'Hangman' Seresin" in 'Top Gun: Maverick.'

On Wednesday, Linklater had nothing but praise to offer for his star and co-writer, saying his accolades could not be more well-earned. The film debuted at TIFF to rave reviews and was acquired by Netflix for $20 million. 

"He's worked so hard, no one deserves it more, you know? He's just a really special talent and we're just all so proud of him," the director said.

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"The fact that I get to have this honor here in this building with my friends and family -- I've got my kindergarten teacher here, I got my fifth-grade teacher here, my football coach, my creative writing teacher," he told 'ET'.

"It's like I have this team of people around me that have all been a part of this journey, so it's really just so full."