To fans, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” was the summer rom-com 2018 needed, managing to introduce a likable jock character, bring some much-needed Asian-American representation on-screen, and make the case for scrunchies in one fell swoop. The movie also changed the lives of its stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo as fans swooned over the pair’s unmistakable on-screen chemistry.
Now, in the afterglow of the smash hit, some fans worry that the co-stars aren’t being given the same opportunities in Hollywood.
The news broke this week that male lead Noah Centineo has been cast in the new “Charlie’s Angels” reboot, an enormous feat. His former co-star Lana Condor is by all accounts totally happy for him and all of his success — but fans of the Netflix rom-com have some questions and concerns.
But people are wondering if Condor is getting the same opportunities following the smash-hit film as Centineo?
“You know what would be cool,” writer E. Alex Jung tweeted on Tuesday, “is if Lana Condor gets just as many opportunities as Noah Centineo.” His tweet amassed over 40,000 likes, and the discussion surrounding it was subsequently turned into a Twitter Moment.
“She was literally the star of the movie,” Twitter user Romina Julian pointed out. The debate is growing on Twitter as fans of the movie call for equal opportunities for Condor, especially noting that she was the female lead and a woman of color, a group that is often underrepresented in romantic comedies and media in general.
Condor may not be in the new “Charlie’s Angels” movie, but she is working: she is currently wrapping “Deadly Class,” a SyFy show about a school for young assassins, as well as “Alita: Battle Angel.”
“I am so unbelievably proud of you and your new casting news!!!!” she congratulated Centineo on Instagram this week. “It is sooo well deserved and I’m beyond happy for you.”
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