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Noah Centineo Opens Up About Getting Catfished IRL

September 14, 2018

(98.7 AMP Radio) - I think we can all agree that Noah Centineo is now officially the internet's boyfriend.

He stole hearts in "To All The Boys I've Loved Before," then stole them yet again in "Sierra Burgess Is A Loser."  Great job on both casting decisions, Netflix.  

And if you’ve seen Sierra Burgess, then you know a major (and, honestly, problematic) element of the film is that catfishing is used as a major plot device.

Spoiler alert: Basically, Sierra (played by Stranger Things and Riverdale‘s Shannon Purser) is afraid jock Jamey (Centineo) won’t like her for who she really is, so she gets a popular cheerleader to go on dates with him in her place—all while texting and talking on the phone with him as her true self.

And it turns out, Centineo could draw from his life experience when playing Jamey, because a similar thing happened to him in real life. In a Sept. 7 video interview with Young Hollywood, the actor recounted the unpleasant experience.

Centineo said:

"Well, it's just like, in this day and age, it's near impossible not to be. I developed this, like, what I thought was like, you know, an intimate relationship with someone. And we were just like talking and really getting to know each other, and it turned out that they just were not who I thought they were. I still don't know to this day who they were."

This goes without saying, but catfishing is 100% not okay and breaches trust and consent on countless levels. 

You can watch it all in the video below (and, spoiler alert, he also talks about his encounters with the paranormal, and it is creepy AF):