Spider-Man Producer Asked Tom Holland And Zendaya Not To Date

“I gave the same advice.”

Spider-man movies have the reputation of their on-screen couples take their relationship forward to real life. Tobey Maguire dated Kirsten Dunst during the first movie and broke up sometime before the second, and Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone also started dating while filming their first movie and broke up around four years later. And this left executive producer Amy Pascal concerned that her leading Spider-Man: No Way Home actors would start a real-life romance — so she told Tom Holland and Zendaya not to date.

“I took Tom and Zendaya aside, separately, when we first cast them and gave them a lecture,” Pascal, 63, revealed in a Friday, December 17 interview with The New York Times. “I gave the same advice to Andrew and Emma. It can just complicate things, you know? And they all ignored me,” she continued.

Tom Holland and Zendaya sparked romance rumors when they were first clicked packing on the PDA in July. 

Pascal, however, warned them back in 2016 before they filmed Spider-Man: Homecoming to keep the chemistry onscreen. “Don’t go there — just don’t. Try not to,” Pascal recalled telling them.

Although Holland and Zendaya were forbidden to indulge in romance, their recent appearance for the premiere of their latest in the franchise, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home‘ in LA confirmed how Holland can’t have enough of his lady love.

The actor abruptly ended his interview with Entertainment Tonight to watch Zendaya go down the red carpet.  

The 25-year-old actor has also spoken about his desire to take a step back from acting and start a family instead. In an interview with People magazine, he said, “I’ve spent the last six years being so focused on my career. I want to take a break and focus on starting a family and figuring out what I want to do outside of this world… I love kids. I can’t wait to be a dad — I can wait and I will, but I can’t wait!”

In October, Zendaya opened up about her feelings towards Tom, and in an interview with InStyle she said, “He’s a fun time. Very charismatic, can make anybody feel comfortable and have a good laugh and a good chat. A good chat – I sound so British.”

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