Jeremy Allen White & Ayo Edebiri’s Platonic Chemistry In The Bear Is Just As Strong Off Screen

The friendship between the duo is tangible not just for those of us watching at home, but also for those who work closely alongside them on set. “The relationship that Ayo and Jeremy have is so special and really different from the relationship that she has with Ebon [Moss-Bachrach] and the relationship that she has with Lionel [Boyce],” co-showrunner Joanna Calo said. “There is this really special thing where they all took the assignment really seriously and became friends in different ways.” Fortunately, it sounds like everyone working on “The Bear” is also invested in maintaining their relationship as strictly platonic, and have no interest in a friends-to-lovers arc.

“I know there are people who are very invested in that, and I understand and I appreciate it, but it was not that for me,” Edebiri said, laughing. White shared the same sentiment: “No! It was never discussed by anybody,” he said. It is shockingly rare to see a platonic relationship between cis men and cis women on TV, and as Calo said, the idea of Sydney and Carmy getting together on a romantic level “never came up.” Good! They don’t need it! “We wanted to make something that was about friendship and a partnership,” said show creator Christopher Storer. “It was interesting because Ayo and Jeremy, since they are our friends and are such wonderful people, I think there is this charisma that comes off both of them.”

“The Bear” season 2 is available on Hulu.

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