To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before breakout star Lana Condor has opened up about how tough the film’s driving force – her on-screen love with Noah Centineo – was on her relationship with partner Anthony De La Torre.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Condor revealed she was very much aware that fans weren’t too bloody keen on her actual relationship. Condor and Centineo have some insane chemistry in To All The Boys so in short, fans shipped them hard.
“Fans, of course, wanted me to be with Noah. You watch it, you fall in love with these characters and you’re like, ‘They need to be in love in real life,’” she told the publication.
De La Torre was a supportive partner though but Condor admitted the experience had been “really challenging for the both of us.”
“Particularly because I felt so bad for him and he got a lot of flack,” she added.
However, as time went by and fans chilled right down, Condor now reckons people have finally accepted that she and Centineo are not a thing.
She told Cosmo:
“I think people are a lot more supportive of Anthony and my relationship than they were in the beginning, because they know Noah and I are just friends.”
As for the To All The Boys sequel, Condor still doesn’t know who will star as John Ambrose – Lara Jean‘s… other love interest in the second book titled P.S. I Still Love You.
“But I do know that we’re looking long and hard into someone who can match Noah’s charm and amazingness, which is very difficult.”
“Whoever we bring in is going to do a great job and I think people are going to be very conflicted,” she added.
You can catch Condor as the badass Saya Kuroki in her latest series Deadly Class.