Tom Holland and Zendaya were told not to date while co-starring in Spiderman but that obviously did not stop them.
Producer Amy Pascal shared in a recent interview how she advised boy Tom and Zendaya to not date pretty soon after they were cast, but needless to say, it was not a successful attempt.
But can you blame the two? They’re pretty adorable together….
“I took Tom and Zendaya aside, separately, when we first cast them and gave them a lecture,” Pascal said. “Don’t go there—just don’t. Try not to.”
Pascal, who also oversaw the first five Spider-Man films, added how Tom and Zendaya were not the first leading actors she had urged against coupling up —- but ultimately ended up deciding to date.
“I gave the same advice to Andrew [Garfield] and Emma [Stone],” she explained. “It can just complicate things, you know?”
But despite her many warnings, she shared that many of the actors and actresses did the same thing: “They all ignored me.”
And why? Because they wanted to date, goshdarnit! Many have seen the three actors who have played Spider-Man fall in love with their on-screen love interests from the very start. The first time MJ and Peter fell in love off-screen, was Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst while shooting the very first Spiderman film.
“They apparently began dating with each other, I think, in the middle of the first movie…although I didn’t know it at the time,” Sam Raimi, director of the first Spider-Man trilogy, told the Sydney Morning-Herald in 2007.
But sadly, the two’s relationship didn’t last. “They eventually broke up before the second movie. I was concerned they wouldn’t get the same chemistry back, but it was just me worrying,” he explained.
“They really like each other, I think, very much. And that relationship probably just added to their ability to trust each other.”
Andrew and Emma would also get tangled up in a web of love because, yup, they wanted to date too. The Amazing Spider-Man co-stars dated for a total of four years after meeting on set before they confirmed their amicable breakup in 2015.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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