Things we know to be true: Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell are two of the most genetically-blessed actors who have just wrapped filming their ‘fake relationship’ storyline rom-com in Sydney, Australia.
Things we don’t know for certain: the validity behind those unsubstantiated rumours that this on-screen couple’s relationship isn’t too dissimilar to the plot of their film.
Over the past few months, both Powell and Sweeney have self-proclaimed to “taken over” Sydney to shoot the Will Guck-directed Anyone But You.
We’ve seen them frolic scantily clad on a yacht in Sydney Harbour, visit local tourist attractions and pretty much demonstrated the typical behaviour any movies leads who are filming on location together would exhibit.
But now, a viral video of the Top Gun: Maverick star playfully dropping the Euphoria star has set the internet’s sights on the possibility that the pair’s chemistry has a little less to do with their acting abilities and more to do with the fact they’ve spent a lot of time together.
Sydney Sweeney & Glen Powell ✨ pic.twitter.com/KTUdRTgghD
— Sydney Sweeney fans (@SSydneyBest) April 23, 2023
Rumours only intensified after red carpet interview of the pair from the 2023 CinemaCon emerged, with both Powell and Sweeney appearing extremely comfortable in one another’s presence.
Considering the internet’s modus operandi is to hyper-theorise everything, its attention was turned towards scouring Powell and Sweeney’s respective relationships, looking for any hint that their belief that the co-stars could actually be coupled up was true
Their so-called ‘evidence’ came in the form of Powell’s girlfriend of two years, Gigi Paris, unfollowing Sweeney on Instagram.
It’s reported that Paris and Powell broke up just before filming started, but to them, this was definitive proof that something salacious had transpired between the on-screen couple.
To us, it’s an interesting manoeuvre that doesn’t require close inspection. Haven’t we learned by now that Hollywood is always two steps ahead of us?
If anything, this reported drama is the best marketing the film could garner, because who wouldn’t want to go see the film to gauge if their rumours are true?
Considering their film is rumoured to be an adaption of the Shakespearean drama ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, there’s never been a more pertinent time to use this phrase: all the world’s a stage and we are merely players.