Lana Condor talks setting early boundaries with Noah Centineo on 'To All the Boys' set

Lana Condor made it clear that she would not be writing a real-life love letter to Noah Centineo.

The pair co-starred in Netflix's To All The Boys I've Loved Before -- and are signed on for its upcoming sequel -- but, as the 21-year-old actress told Jimmy Fallon when she stopped by The Tonight Show on Thursday, she made it clear that an off-screen romance was never going to happen between them. 

"We had just come back from a hot yoga class and went to his apartment and we ordered pizza. And it was kind of like, oh, hot yoga, pizza, what's happening? It was right before we shot the movie, just trying to get to know each other," she recalled. "And I felt something! I looked at him and I was like, 'Noah, it's not going to happen between us.'"

Condor said that, to do the movie well, she thought that she and Centineo, 22, needed to be "best friend professionals."

"And so I was like, 'It's just not gonna happen.' And he was like, 'Yeah it's not gonna happen.' And I was like, 'Great,'" she revealed. "So we kind of did what we did in To All the Boys movie. We kind of made a contract and set boundaries."

As it turns out, Condor is "so happy that we did that because the movie turned out great and now we're doing a sequel, so I have to work with him again."

"We still have that spark. Absolutely," she admitted. "We were just on the phone the other day just talking about the sequel."

Despite no real-life romance being in the cards for Condor and Centineo, the Deadly Class star told ET that she totally understands fans' thirst for her co-star.

“Oh yeah! I’ve read that he is the Internet’s boyfriend. People are ordering Peter Kavinskys on Amazon," she quipped of Centineo's character back in August. "Just the thirst for Noah is just... It’s a desert out there and everyone’s so thirsty for him, and I love it.”

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 30: Noah Centineo arrives to the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix's 'Sierra Burgess Is A Loser' held at ArcLight Hollywood on August 30, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 30: Noah Centineo attends the Los Angeles Premiere of the Netflix Film Sierra Burgess is a Loser at Arclight Hollywood on August 30, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix)
CULVER CITY, CA - AUGUST 16: Noah Centineo and Lana Condor attend the Screening Of Netflix's 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' - Arrivals at Arclight Cinemas Culver City on August 16, 2018 in Culver City, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - AUGUST 16: Noah Centineo attends Netflix's 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' Los Angeles Special Screening at Arclight Cinemas Culver City on August 16, 2018 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix)
CULVER CITY, CA - AUGUST 16: Noah Centineo attends a screening of Netflix's 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' at Arclight Cinemas Culver City on August 16, 2018 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 28: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Noah Centineo visits the Young Hollywood Studio on July 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Mendez/Young Hollywood/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Actor Noah Centineo visits Build studio on July 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Actor Noah Centineo visits Build studio on July 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
THE FOSTERS - Meet the Fosters - The Adams Fosters comes together for some major celebrations, set one year after the spring finale. This episode of The Fosters airs Monday, June 4 (8:00 - 9:01 p.m. EDT) on Freeform. (Eric McCandless/Freeform via Getty Images) AMANDA LEIGHTON, NOAH CENTINEO
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actor Noah Centineo arrives for the Premiere Of Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' held at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BUENA PARK, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Noah Centineo arrives at Knott's Scary Farm and Instagram's Celebrity Night at Knott's Berry Farm on September 29, 2017 in Buena Park, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/WireImage)
THE FOSTERS - 'Invisible' - Callie actively helps to make Ximenas fight visible. Meanwhile, Brandon and Grace struggle to be intimate knowing her diagnosis and Mariana is suddenly courted by multiple suitors. This episode of 'The Fosters' airs Tuesday, Jan. 16 (8:00 - 9:01 p.m. EST) on Freeform. (Mitch Haaseth/Freeform via Getty Images) NOAH CENTINEO
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Noah Centineo attends the premiere of 'SPF-18' at University High School on September 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actor Noah Centineo attends the premiere of Alex Israel's 'SPF-18' at University High School on September 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
THE FOSTERS - Welcome to the Jungler - Callie is torn with turning over a new leaf or supporting a cause that means a lot to her, while Jude and Taylor begin making gaming videos that earn them unwanted notoriety. Stef makes major headway in her case. This episode of The Fosters airs on Tuesday, August 15 (8:00 - 9:01 p.m. EDT) on Freeform. (Ron Tom via Getty Images) NOAH CENTINEO
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“I’m not surprised. The moment I met him, I was like, ‘Yup, that boy’s gonna be a star,’" she added. "We all knew as we were shooting the movie that he was just going to break literally 15 million hearts. So I’m not surprised at all. Of course, I want to protect him but I don’t really have anything to protect him against because it’s all love. People just genuinely, are thoroughly are in love with him."

As for fans stanning an off-screen romance between the pair, Condor is just glad that their genuine chemistry shines through in the movie.

“You hope that people will fall in love with your characters and I think they have. It’s been great because I know both Noah and I feel the same way, in the fact that I’m so happy that Noah is on this journey with me and it’s Noah who I have as my partner through all of this because our chemistry is genuine," Condor said. "Like, it has been since Day 1 and I’ve never felt chemistry like this ever before with any other actor that I’ve worked with. I think we both know that it’s special and I’m just happy that it’s him that I’m going through all this with. We make a really, really good team. It’s been crazy."

"People truly want us to get married,” she added.

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