If you’ve got Netflix (and if you don’t, you should move to a remote jungle in Central America and commune with tree frogs because what else are you going to talk about with people) you might have seen two of their latest offerings – romantic comedies To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. The two shows have actor Noah Centineo in common. He stars in both, and has supposedly blown up as Teen Dream 2018. (Does this mean less Bieber? Thank you, Noah.) Noah went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and showed how ungrateful he truly is by telling a story in which he told his fans to stop following him in cars. I kid, but really, what’s a little potential vehicular manslaughter compared to having to go back to being a regular, Noah?!?!
Noah and his foofy bangs spoke about the time he landed at JFK in NYC and noticed there were four people staring at him much like Scientologists must
be forced to stare at Tom Cruise’s used Kleenex.
“It was actually kind of scary,” Centineo said after recounting the story of a group of devotees who came up to him at baggage claim in New York. “It was the first time you look at something and you’re like, My life is changing.”
He went on to explain that the fans in question hopped into their car and began following his car. Noah claims that he had to give the driver explicit instructions on how to lose his crazed fan base of four in the white Honda. They were able to, but the same people (plus one) showed up again to greet him when he next landed at JFK. He headed them off before they were able to pay to get their Honda out of overpriced airport parking and follow him at dangerously high speeds. Noah was blunt about it.
“Stop following me. The rest is cool, but stop following me.”
This is the part of the post where I once again bring up that a friend of mine in high school used to make me go with her to follow Mark Wahlberg (his mom’s house was one town over from ours) around Boston until the day that we pulled up beside him at an intersection and he stared at us exactly like you would imagine a thug known for allegedly blinding people and dropping his pants in public (it was the “Marky Mark” era and I’ve totally aged myself) would stare at you, and I immediately stopped going with her to stalk him. Who wants to be blinded?
Actually, Noah’s talk with his fans wasn’t as terse as it sounds. He also added that he “loved their love” and the other things you say to appease your teen fanbase so they won’t try to rip out your foofy bangs to hang on their walls. Fans are no joke.