Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett incites a pleasant case of “Deja Vu.” On Wednesday night (July 27), the “Good 4 U” singer and her High School Musical: The Musical: The Series co-stars reunited on the red carpet for the series’ Season 3 premiere.
With Rodrigo in a semi-sheer black two-piece with platform heels and Bassett matching her nails to her black satin ensemble, the pair smiled and posed together for the cameras at the Disney+ event. The two multi-hyphenates famously met on the set of HSMTMTS back in 2019, but in 2021 they seemed to have fallen out with each other.
Although Bassett and Rodrigo have never officially confirmed their alleged romance, it is widely speculated that Rodrigo’s Grammy-winning Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hitdriver’s license” is about Bassett. Nevertheless, in an interview in May 2021 with GQremarked Bassett, “[Rodrigo] hasn’t spoken to me since ‘License’ came out.”
Rodrigo posted photos from the carpet on her Insta, where she posed with co-stars Sofia Wylie, Bassett and Matt Cornett, writing: “love all these people so much. knowing and working with them has been one of the greatest joys of my life. episode 1 of season 3 of hsmtmts streaming now! wildcats forever.”
Love triangles are rarely clean or fair, and the case of Basset, Rodrigo and Sabrina is a carpenter – the Disney alumnus and singer-songwriter alleged to be the other woman – was no different. “I’d see TikToks with like 50 million views and 10 million likes saying, ‘If I ever see that kid on the street, I’m going to kill him,'” Basset said. GQ. “It’s hard to see that and then live in New York and walk down the street.”
2021 was a rocky year for the “License” trio, but each star seems to be enjoying a comparatively quieter 2022. Rodrigo recently completed his Angry Tour, a North American-European trek in support of her Billboard 200 topping Angry album. Carpenter, on the other hand, enjoyed the release of his fifth studio album two weeks ago (July 15). The new set, titled Emails I can’t send, became her highest-charting project on the Billboard 200 (No. 23). As for Bassett, the actor-singer is gearing up to debut his new single “Smoke Slow,” slated for an August 12 release.
See photos from the red carpet premiere below.