Since the duo jetted to Australia in early 2023 to start filming the forthcoming flick, internet users have been shipping the pair on and off the screen. Not to mention, some pretty steamy photos of them on set have been released online.
Sydney and Glen’s magnetic spark was on full display when the official trailer dropped on October 19, but some weren’t too convinced for their oncamera love story.
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What Is ‘Anyone But You’ About?
Details about the Will Gluck-directed film was kept under wraps before the trailer was released.
“Just know the movie is going to be so much fun. It is so funny. And it gives love, it gives humor, it gives sex,” Sydney teased to Entertainment Tonight in March 2023, while teasing the movie. “It gives all the great things that make a movie. And we want to bring back the good ‘ol rom-coms with Will Gluck, and we’re having a great time doing it.”
The rising star gushed over filming the upcoming rom-com with the outlet two months later and echoed her previous statement, telling them she had a “blast.”
“I mean, Australia was such a beautiful place to film, and the cast and crew were so much fun,” Sydney told Entertainment Tonight in May 2023. “I’ve never laughed so much on a set before. I had a really good time. I was living my best life. I loved it.”
What Happens in the ‘Anyone But You’ Trailer?
The first look at the film starts with the two coleads slowly walking toward each other in a hallway as seductive music played in the background. Things take a turn, however, when the oncamera couple aren’t really an item.
“Let’s just tell everyone we’re together,” Sydney’s character tells Glenn in that swimsuit scene. “There’s no way we can convince anyone we actually like each other,” Glenn replies.
Throughout the rest of the trailer, the screen cuts to different moments of the two acting as a couple, while seemingly developing romantic feelings toward one another over time. The video ends with a dolled-up Sydney and Glenn face-to-face on a beach with the song singing, “I hate the way that I love you.”
Some people loved the Y2K-feeling rom-com, while others were not entertained by the teaser.
“I don’t mind watching old-school romance. They just look good together,” one person wrote in the comments section of Sony’s YouTube clip of the official trailer. “I was hoping for more chemistry,” a second fan admitted, adding, “The plot of romcoms are always terrible but it’s the chemistry that gets you through. These two don’t appear to have much.”
When Will ‘Anyone But You’ Be Released?
The romantic comedy will hit theatres on December 22, 2023.
Eight months prior,C inemaCon attendees got a first look at the movie in April 2023, when Sydney and Glen took the stage to introduce the film. At the time, the stars noted that production on the film had finished “hours ago in Sydney, Australia,” according to People.
“As you could probably guess, this movie’s about two people that hate each other. Sydney plays a character [who is] a real nightmare,” Glen joked at the time, noting that the Euphoria star plays an “a–hole” in the film. “What better place to put a nightmare and an a–hole than on the other side of the world in the most romantic setting imaginable?”
The pair showed off their real-life chemistry by throwing playful digs at each other on stage. At one point, Sydney called her costar as Top Gun, in reference to his role as Jake “Hangman” Seresin in the 2022 film Top Gun: Maverick.
“I love when she calls me that,” he hit back.