- To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You—sequel to runaway romantic comedy hit To All The Boys I've Loved Before hits Netflix tomorrow.
- The movie's male lead, Noah Centineo, talked to Harper's Bazaar about his past drug and alcohol use.
- He says he's in a better place now.
In a recent interview with Harpers's Bazaar, Noah Centineo—Heartthrob, Netflix-star, and everyone's internet boyfriend— talked about his former drug usage. The 23-year-old said that in his younger years (17-21) he would do a lot of partying. Except his partying included even more drinking and drug-taking than your average 17-to-21-year old (Centineo began modeling at eight and ran with kids in the entertainment industry). He said he and friends would “take Molly and talk for five hours and, like, get to the bottom of some really deeply philosophical existential questions.”
Centineo became an internet thirst trap back in 2013, after starring in Netflix's To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, a romcom for the streaming age and, apparently, according to Netflix, one of the site's most viewed pieces of content ever . (PS: It got a sequel. And a third movie.) Centineo was certainly a contributing factor to that boom, and Netflix has since picked him back up for more films. In cute, vaguely-high-school-looking boys they trust.
But Netflix's golden boy used to mess around with some dangerous substances. "I smoked a lot of things," Centineo admitted, avoiding specifics. "I was really upset, man. It was a really dark time in my life." Centineo lived apart from his sister after their parents divorced when he was 15. It didn't take long for the drinking to start. Centineo says he's now been sober for the last couple of years.
And the last couple of years have indisputably been Centineo's most successful.
His rise represents that rare, polar-opposite trajectory of young stars: drug abuse and then success. Let it be an example for the over 80 million of us who first watched Centineo in To All the Boys I've Loved Before (which, by the way, really is a great addition to the romcom genre): it all gets better in time.
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