To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star Lana Condor became an overnight success and the reigning queen of Netflix. Now she’s busy rewriting the Hollywood rules thanks to a big new show, an epic real-life love story, and lots of red-carpet nights that end the way all true fairy tales should: eating pizza in bed.
She is gracing the March 2019 issue of Cosmopolitan US in a cover shot photographed by Ben Watts.
On her relationship with To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before co-star Noah Centineo: “Noah and I definitely encouraged the speculation. But it’s because we believe in the story and the characters and we genuinely love each other. You can truly love someone in a very platonic way.”
On her ascendance to rom-com legend from To All The Boys: “Listen, I worked every single day. I was in every single frame. But I wasn’t doing it to get famous. I was doing it because I friggin’ love my job.”
On adjusting to fame after becoming an overnight sensation: “I had a week of transition where I was like, ‘I have to be okay with it. This is my new reality.’”
On being a role model for Asian-Americans (Lana is half Korean): “I know how many people are looking to me. I’ve had so many little Asian girls and older Asian women come up to me. Because of that, I’m really ware and proud of who I am and what I look like.”
On her boyfriend, musician, and actor Anthony De La Torre: “There’s no other person in this world I want to spend every day doing nothing with… and you best believe I’m gonna hold on to him real tight.” Image courtesy of COSMOPOLITAN. (source)