Noah Centineo is famously known for playing cookie-cutter, teen heartthrob, Peter Kavinsky, in Netflix's To All The Boys I've Loved Before. But in Harper's Bazaar's new issue, the 23-year-old talks about a very dark time in his life when he found himself dabbling in drugs.
"There's a syndicate of, like, 500 to 1 000 kids in the entertainment industry that are all trying to make it right now that all they do Monday to Monday is party every night," Centineo said, before revealing he would instead "take Molly" with his friends "and talk for five hours and like get to the bottom of some really deeply philosophical existential questions".
The P.S. I Still Love You star says while he never injected anything, he did pretty much "everything" else.
"There wasn't really much I wouldn't do," he said. "I smoked a lot of things. I was really upset, man. It was a really dark time in my life."
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Introducing our Men’s BAZAAR digital cover star, @ncentineo! On screen, he plays a new kind of heartthrob—one tailor-made for a generation rethinking masculine ideals. In person, he’s working to live up to the title. Head to the link in our bio to read his interview and see the full cover story. ?? ? Photography by: @thomaswhiteside?? Styled by : @Menamorado ?? Executive Editorial Director: @joyann_king ? Fashion Director: @kerrypieri ?? Grooming by: @sydneysollod ?? Interview by: @margaretwappler ?? Design & Animation by: @ingridfrahm, @erinsuckss, and @ericaharperdillman ?? ?? Noah wears @gucci, @mralanprada, @cartier, @tiffanyandco, and @pyrrhajewelry
The star revealed that after his parents split when he was 15, he felt pressure to take care of his mom who he stayed with while his sister, Taylor, moved in with their dad.
"As the 15-year-old living in close quarters with my mom, I felt an obligation to step up and fill a role, fill a position that was vacant at that time, you know, and in doing so, I bristled and I kind of shoved down a lot of emotion."
Later, when he grew up and saw his mom was okay, he said he moved out. "I couch-surfed in the Valley and Hollywood for, like, four years," he revealed.
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“Some people in my life think that I’ve kind of shifted into a more masculine brooding type, they treat me differently. People are more intimidated. Maybe not intimidated but … a little timid. The buzz cut guy with scars on his face is a little different than, like, long-hair cute boy,” says @ncentineo in his Men’s BAZAAR digital cover story. Link in bio to read the full interview.? ? Executive Editorial Director: @joyann_king ? Photography by: @thomaswhiteside? Styled by: @Menamorado ? Fashion Director: @kerrypieri ? Grooming by: @sydneysollod ? Interview by: @margaretwappler ? ? Noah wears @calvinklein, @michaelkors, @rolex, and @pyrrhajewlry
Now, Noah's still close to his family. He recently spent time with his girlfriend, Alexis Ren, and his mom and sister in sunny South Africa.
Channel24 learned in January that Noah was in Johannesburg where he went on safari, before travelling to Cape Town where he was spotted shopping at Checkers.
Taylor and Alexis both shared snaps on Instagram of their trip.