Brace yourself for some real-life fan fiction (or some carefully-constructed PR): To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo apparently had to make a no-dating pact, just like in the Netflix romcom, to ensure they kept things professional on set. At least, that’s what Condor claimed happened on The Tonight Show Thursday. She said:
“I did [set early boundaries with Noah.] We had just come back from a hot yoga class and went to his apartment, and we ordered pizza, and it’s kind of like, ooh, hot yoga, pizza, what’s happening? It was right before we shot the movie, just getting to know each other. And I felt something. And then so we went like this, and I looked at him and I went, ‘Noah, it’s not going to happen between us.’ Yeah, because I felt, for the show to do well, we had to be best-friend professionals. And so I was like, ‘it’s just not going to happen.’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, it’s not going to happen.’ And I was like, ‘Great!’ So we kind of did what we did in To All the Boys the movie, we kind of made a contract and set boundaries and then I’m so happy that we did that because the movie turned out great and now we’re doing a sequel. So I have to work with him again so imagine!”
She continued, “We still have the spark, yeah, absolutely. We were just on the phone the other day, just talking about the sequel. Okaaay!”
Not to be a total buzzkill, but to me, this smells like some real PR work. A sequel is in the works, and it’s been a minute since the film was released and everyone lost their lust for the hunky Centineo, so this news is a surefire way to reignite public interest. That and they gotta give something to the diehard, loyal fans who still ship them, even if a real-life romance is unlikely.
But hey, they’re cute as hell! I’m all for attractive people hooking up with each other. There are three books in the To All the Boys franchise; it’s likely that a real relationship, or the appearance of one, could be enough to lock down a trilogy. (If love is real on screen and off, who can look away?) They should consider taking this to the next level and going full-on Twilight.
Condor’s boyfriend Anthony de la Torre has not yet commented on the whole ordeal, but according to US Weekly, they frequently send each other love letters, also mirroring a plot point in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. I’m sensing a pattern. Torre’s an actor, too, so it’s only a matter of time before he goes on the record. After all, everything is promo, and nothing hurts.