Actor Glen Powell stars alongside actress Sydney Sweeney in the upcoming romantic comedy “Anyone But You” from director Will Gluck. In the months ahead of the film’s release, the actors spent ample time together on set in Australia, with Sweeney spending the holidays with Powell’s family. Behind-the-scenes teasers fired up the rumor mill that the costars were in a relationship, despite Powell dating model GiGi Paris at the time, and Sweeney’s current engagement to restauranteur Jonathan Davino.
Now, in a new interview with Men’s Health, the actor is setting the record straight. “When all that stuff happened, you know, publicly, it felt disorienting and unfair,” he said. “But what I’m realizing now is that’s just a part of this gig now.” This period of time refers to the massive online discourse that allegedly put such a strain on his relationship with Paris that it led to their ultimate breakup.
Paparazzi photos capturing behind-the-scenes moments of the cast mates have found several viral moments on social media. Initially, fans of the film genre and of Sweeney and Powell were excited to get a peak into the project. Both leads have seen a meteoric rise in the past year, with Sweeney having memorable roles in HBO’s “Euphoria” and “The White Lotus” and Powell appearing in Oscar-nominated “Top Gun: Maverick.”
Naturally, internet sleuths began to pick the on-set adventures apart. The cast members have shared plenty of insider content on the film to their respective social media accounts. Onlookers began speculating that Powell was in a romantic relationship with Sweeney when the actress spent Easter with Powell’s family, and Paris was not there.
Powell’s ex girlfriend GiGi Paris unfollowed Sweeney on Instagram following the offscreen photos. Unfollowings carry a new weight in today’s entertainment industry. To add fuel to the fire, Paris posted the popular Fleetwood Mac breakup anthem “Silver Springs” on her story.
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Now that the release date for “Anyone But You” approaches, the first trailer has left viewers confused and disappointed. Some even went as far as saying that the chemistry between the leads was not what they had hoped for following the affair allegations.