Noah Centineo, the man I will boldly claim to be this generation’s Zac Efron, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the other night to talk about his massive new found fame.
The 22-year-old cops about 300,000 new Instagram followers a day and it’s 100 per cent because of back-to-back romcoms – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, both available to stream on Netflix.
Much alike One Direction and their equivalents, Centineo’s fan base is mostly made up of teenagers and some of them go just a tad overboard.
As the actor told Kimmel, Centineo had just landed in New York and was in baggage claim when four fans approached him.
“I was like ‘Hi?’ and they said ‘Hi, how was your flight?’ and I was like ‘Yeah, it was good. How was yours?’ And they were like, ‘Oh, no, no, no we didn’t fly. We’re here for you.”
Firstly, what kind of *connections* must you have to know the exact date, time, and place to track down Noah Centineo!?
Oh but wait, this story isn’t over yet.
“They parked in the same place the driver parked so they walked us to the car and then they followed the car to the city. And when we got into the city, I was like ‘There’s totally people following us’ and [to the driver] ‘Can you make a left, a right, and then a U-turn’, he did and we turn around and there’s a White Honda Accord.”
“There’s a beautiful full circle to the story though because I went back a second time, to the same airport, and they were there again except they added another person. So I walk up to them and I’m like, ‘Hi guys’, and they say ‘Hey we just want to apologise…’ We talked it out and look, I love the love, I love the fact that you care about me and you show up here and that’s fantastic but just don’t follow me. And the rest is cool.”
Ah, to be young again.
Catch the full interview, below.
In other news – Netflix, late to the party, paid someone to make a remix of Peter Kavinsky/ Jamey saying “Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa”.
No, really, it’s an actual song.
In other, other news, Centineo recently took part in a photo series by Sarah Bahbah and it’s causing a bit of a raucous online.