Glen Powell Gets Trolled by Parents at Texas Hall of Fame Induction

Glen Powell honored at Texas Film Hall of Fame

by Zain ul Abedin
Glen Powell Gets Trolled by Parents at Texas Hall of Fame Induction
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Glen Powell's induction into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on May 15 was a night to remember, not only for the prestigious honor but also for the amusing antics of his parents. The actor, best known for his roles in "Top Gun: Maverick" and "Hit Man," attended the special screening of his new film "Hit Man" at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas.

As he posed on the red carpet, his parents, Cyndy and Glen Powell Sr., decided to add a humorous touch to the evening. The playful duo held up cardboard signs behind Glen's back, with Cyndy's sign reading, "STOP TRYING TO MAKE GLEN POWELL HAPPEN," and Glen Sr.'

s adding, "IT’S NEVER GONNA HAPPEN." Despite the lighthearted trolling, Glen remained unfazed, smiling brightly for the cameras and striking a pose with his hands in his pockets. In another photo, he raised his arms, flanked by his parents on either side, showcasing their close bond and shared sense of humor.

During the event, Glen addressed his parents' playful nature, explaining to Entertainment Tonight, "Well, my family - always my mom and my dad - are known for kind of trolling me a bit." He elaborated that his parents were poking fun at mean tweets about their son, saying, "I don't read tweets, but my parents read tweets - so if you're talking s---, know that my parents are reading those tweets." Glen added, "They thought that was going to be a funny idea, so I loved it.

Even though they troll me, they support me in every way."

Glen's Passion Project

The Austin Film Society announced Glen's induction into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March, recognizing his contributions to the film industry.

At the induction, Glen expressed his passion for filmmaking, telling CBS Austin, "I love making movies, and people will never see me happier than when I am on a movie set." In "Hit Man," Glen plays tech expert Gary Johnson, who aids the police by posing as a fake hitman to catch criminals.

The film, co-written by Powell and director Richard Linklater, follows Johnson's unexpected romance with Maddy Masters, portrayed by Adria Arjona, who wants her abusive husband dead. Linklater praised Glen's dedication and talent, telling ET, "He's worked so hard, no one deserves it more.

He's just a really special talent, and we're all so proud of him." He added that Glen has "had a great career but he's got an even bigger career ahead of him." "Hit Man" begins streaming on Netflix on June 7 and will be released in select theaters on May 24.