Lana Condor reveals she and Noah Centineo "encouraged speculation" about them dating

7 February 2019, 15:22

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Lana Condor is Cosmopolitan's cover star and she's opening up about the Noah Centineo dating speculation and how it affected her real life relationship.

Netflix's To All The Boys I've Loved Before was a huge summer hit for the streaming platform. Netflix declared it to be its second most re-watched original film from 2018, behind The Kissing Booth. The film's stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo were praised for their performances as well as their onscreen chemistry.

The pair's onscreen magnetism led fans to ship the two stars IRL and, in Cosmopolitan's latest cover story, Lana Condor admits that they "encouraged the speculation."

Screening Of Netflix's 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' - After Party
Screening Of Netflix's 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' - After Party. Picture: Getty

Lana, who stars in Syfy's Deadly Class and will reprise her role as Lara Jean Covey in TATBILB 2, opened up about the perception of her and Noah's friendship at the time.

“Noah and I definitely encouraged the speculation,” Lana revealed. “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.”

And the speculation was definitely real. Last summer, Noah and Lana often spoke highly of one another in interviews, perhaps further fuelling rumours of a budding romance between the pair.

However, Lana has never hidden her relationship with fellow actor Anthony De La Torre. In her Cosmopolitan interview, Lana also revealed that, because of the intense shipping of her and Noah, fans would leave "horrible" messages on Anthony's Instagram page.

Lana explained that she and Anthony were hurt by the comments left by so-called fans, which is completely understandable.

The BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party - Inside
The BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party - Inside. Picture: Getty

In a recent Tonight Show appearance, Lana revealed that she and Noah had made a pact never to date.

"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," she explained.

"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.’"

That's a pretty smart move and we bet Anthony was more than relieved to hear that. Meanwhile, the follow up to To All The Boys I've Loved Before has been confirmed, so fans will certainly see more of the platonic pals and their onscreen chemistry.

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to the To All The Boys I've Loved Before sequel?