Sad news, world. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before breakout star Noah Centineo may be starring in the newly released Swiped, a comedy about two college roommates on a mission to create the ultimate hookup app, but he isn’t swiping right on anyone at the moment. ‘I don’t participate,’ he tells me over the phone (he’s on set filming one of his many other projects as we speak). ‘I would rather meet someone in real life.’
But that doesn’t mean you’re going to be able to have your own meet-cute with the star anytime soon. Between his new dream project Valet, Charlie’s Angels, and reprising his role as Jesus in The Fosters spinoff Good Trouble, bae has a lot on his plate. ‘[Dating] has been non-existent,’ admits the professional heartthrob in a phone interview earlier this week. ‘I’m working a lot. Keeping my head down and focusing and trying to take advantage of the opportunities that have come my way.’
Maybe Centineo’s reluctance has something to do with his former costar Lana Condor? When I ask the actor how it feels to know people want him and his on-screen love interest to date IRL—Noah Centineo x Lana Condor is almost as beloved a ship as Peter Kavinsky x Lara Jean Covey—he laughs wholeheartedly. ‘It’s all the same to me! I’m not upset about it,’ he says.
But then he continues, ‘I may propose to Lana later this year, who knows?’ HOLD THE DAMN PHONE.
Of course, he was teasing. ‘You heard it on Cosmo fucking first,’ he laughs. But even so, Centineo has not been shy about his feelings towards his on screen love interest in the past and he definitely has some stiff competition if he really does plan on courting Miss Condor. The Deadly Class star is currently in an adorably loving relationship with actor Anthony De La Torre.
But if your boy is so single, how does he come up with all his romantic, soulful tweets? ‘It just happens! It just comes from the ether,’ Centineo insists. And, no, he doesn’t just come up with a bunch at once and put them in drafts, or even get them approved by a social media wizard. ‘I send them out right when I think of them!’
Twitter may be the only way to keep up with Centineo as he takes on his first starring vehicle with the Valet, a story of a young, well, valet who gets caught up in a dangerous world of crime after taking the wrong car for a joyride. ‘It was given to me as a script and I was told, “Hey, you’re not quite at the right place in your career where you can do this, but we’d like you to aspire to do something like this right day.”‘ But after reading through, he knew he was right for the role and called his reps every day and met with whomever he had to until the part was his.
As for a TATBILB sequel, Centineo is waiting like the rest of us. But if his feelings on Condor are anything to go by, the chemistry between Peter Kavinsky and Lara Jean will be as palpable as ever.
This post originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com
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