It’s Miles Teller‘s world, and we’re just living in it! Since the May 27th premiere of Top Gun: Maverick, social media users cannot stop drooling over the actor’s retro mustache.
Although Teller has worn facial hair in the past he is now admired for his role in the action-packed film. After the film, Top GunThe sequel was released in theaters and viewers were obsessed with the scene where Teller plays football alongside costars Glen Powell, Jay Ellis Greg “Tarzan” DavisWhile shirtless on the sand. Social media users shared the clip on TikTok to show Teller with his mustache moving slowly in slow motion. “Told my bf he has to get the ‘Miles Teller mustache,’” one fan wrote over a screen grab of the actor in the film.
The look is also popular with men. Several male TikTokers have posted footage of themselves trying the Teller ‘do. “As a mustache loving girlie, the influence this movie has had on the male community has doubled my dating pool and for that I am grateful,” another user captioned a clip of herself smiling.
Fans have Top GunDirector Joseph Kosinski to thank for Teller’s facial hair. Interview with Vulture, published on Friday, June 3, Kosinski said he showed the film’s star Tom CruiseA photo of Teller with a Photoshopped Mustache before casting Footlose actor.
“I was actually in post on Only the BraveThis was May 2017, so Miles Teller was on the forefront of my thoughts. This movie shows a very paternal relationship. Josh Brolin‘s character. I showed Tom Miles’ picture because he had blonde hair. And I think I’d photoshopped a mustache on him. I’m like, ‘I just worked with this kid. He’s really good.’ We still went through the audition process, and Miles won the role on his own,” Kosinski shared, speaking to how the look came about.
Even Teller’s wife, Keleigh Sperry, has confirmed the buzz. “Loving the Rooster love! Miles says thank you to everyone who has seen the film and he shares in this moment with you,” she captioned a sweet Instagram photo on Sunday, June 5, of Teller cradling her on the beach.
Top Gun: Maverick sees Cruise’s Pete Mitchell back in action as a test pilot. Teller stars as Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw.
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