Chemistry On and Off the Screen
In a recent interview with Business Insider, co-stars Powell and Sweeney addressed the ongoing speculation about their relationship. While they both emphasized their friendship, Powell couldn’t help but praise Sweeney’s intelligence and talent, giving her credit for their on-screen chemistry.
“I’ll pretty much give Sydney all the credit for this. I don’t have the mental capacity to pull anything like this off, but she’s very smart,” Powell admitted. “And look, Sydney and I do have authentic chemistry. I had such a wonderful journey with her on this thing.”
Romance Rumors Amid Personal Challenges
Their undeniable chemistry in their on-screen performances fueled speculation about a possible romance. However, Powell revealed that the timing was difficult for him, as he was going through a breakup during the promotional tour.
“Well, look, the only reason it made things harder for me to lean into that stuff was that I was going through a very real breakup amidst a promotional tour,” he explained. “I was with someone that I really loved and cared about and was trying to kind of make sense of a lot of stuff.”
On the other hand, Sweeney, who is engaged to Jonathan Davino, found it easier to embrace the speculation, being in a committed relationship herself.
Unwavering Admiration for Each Other
In an interview with the “Today” show, co-host Hoda Kotb couldn’t help but ask about the possibility of a romance between the two. While Sweeney laughed off the question, Powell expressed his admiration for his co-star.
“No, but we do love each other. And, honestly, this is one of the most spectacular humans I’ve ever met. She’s really great,” Powell confessed.
He further praised Sweeney’s skills both in front of and behind the camera, highlighting her role as an executive producer on their latest movie.
“I find that Sydney is one of the few people I have worked with who is so impressive in front of the camera and behind the camera,” Powell exclaimed. “She is an executive producer on this movie. She has such an impressive sense of marketing, story, what is new and fresh and cool. She’s an impressive person, and what she does is electric. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.”
A Friendship That Transcends Romance
Despite the swirling romance rumors, Powell and Sweeney have made it clear that their connection is grounded in friendship and mutual admiration. While fans may continue to speculate, these co-stars are focused on their professional collaboration and the lasting bond they’ve formed on and off the screen.