Lana Condor and Noah Centineo were giving fans what they wanted after To All the Boys I’ve Love Before became a huge hit on Netflix.
The 21-year-old actress appears on the latest cover of Cosmopolitan, where she admits to fanning the flames on the relationship rumors between her and her hunky costar in the romantic comedy.
“Noah and I definitely encouraged the speculation,” she says. “But it’s because we believe in the story and the characters and we genuinely love each other. You can truly love someone in a very platonic way.”
Condor previously revealed that the two agreed early on not to date in order for the filming to go as smooth as possible. The actress recalled the time before they shot the movie where the two went to a hot yoga class and then back to Centineo’s apartment for pizza while trying to get to know each other.
“And it was kind of like, ‘Oh, hot yoga, pizza, what’s happening?’ I felt something!” Condor recalled on Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. “I looked at him and I was like, ‘Noah, it’s not going to happen between us.’
Despite their undeniable chemistry on and off-screen, Condor said that “for the movie to do well, we had to be best-friend-professionals.”
“And so I was like, ‘It’s just not gonna happen.’ And he was like, ‘Yeah it’s not gonna happen.’ And I was like, ‘Great,’” she said. “So we kind of did what we did in To All the Boys movie. We kind of made a contract and set boundaries.
Condor next stars in Alita: Battle Angel, out Feb. 14.