“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Producer Says She Warned Zendaya & Tom Holland About Falling In Love

Amy Pascal admitted to giving the same advice to Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, who also ignored her.

BYHayley Hynes
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Producer Says She Warned Zendaya & Tom Holland About Falling In Love

In the glamorous world of Hollywood, it’s not uncommon for co-stars to become a little too friendly and find themselves sucked into relationships with the famous faces that surround them. Sometimes these romances only last as long as the actor’s times on set, but on occasion, they span far further, even resulting in marriages.

One of the hottest couples of the moment would have to be Zendaya and Tom Holland, who happen to star as Peter Parker and MJ in Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise. Rumours about a relationship between them swirled for a long time before anything was confirmed, but from the looks of things, the pair is officially together, and happier than ever.

Apparently, the Disney alum and the English entertainer were actually encouraged to avoid falling for one another by the film franchise’s production crew. “I took Tom and Zendaya aside, separately, when we first cast them and gave them a lecture,” Amy Pascal told the New York Times on Friday following Spider-Man: No Way Home’s premiere.

“Don’t go there — just don’t. Try not to,” she continued. “I gave the same advice to Andrew [Garfield] and Emma [Stone]. It can just complicate things, you know? And they all ignored me,” Pascal explained. If you don’t remember, the aforementioned pair met on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man in 2011 and stayed together until about 2015.

Holland and Zendaya, on the other hand, are pretty new to the relationship game. They were spotted sharing a passionate kiss in a car earlier this summer, and later went on to make their red carpet debut together. They frequently share sweet Instagram posts supporting one another’s projects – check out Z’s latest below.


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.