'Hit Man' Stars Glen Powell and Adria Arjona Play 'How Well Do You Know Your Costar?'

The stars of the crime rom-com share how they kept their kissing scenes "spicy."

In the best rom-coms of all time, the central couple's undeniable chemistry shines through even when they meet under the wildest pretenses. In Hit Man, Glen Powell's Gary and Adria Arjona's Madison's meet-cute is a mind-blowing one: She thinks he's a professional killer who she's hiring to murder her abusive husband (Evan Holtzman) when he's actually an undercover police contractor who's instantly smitten. Director Richard Linklater's crime film (which arrived on Netflix on June 7) follows the couple as the failed sting operation turns into a passionate, forbidden romance that's impossible not to root for up to its shocking ending, thanks to Powell and Arjona's excellent performances.

Ahead of the movie's streaming release, the Hit Man stars tested their friendship during a game of Marie Claire's How Well Do You Know Your Co-Star?, where they were tasked with guessing each other's first jobs, daily essentials, and ideal superpowers. The pair breezed through the questions as they showed how much they bonded over months of filming, from Powell constantly sneaking in compliments of the Puerto Rican actress and Arjona threatening to take the Top Gun actor's puppy Brisket home with her. Amid the flirty teasing, there was also a surprising instance of cheating(!), though we'll forgive this duo of anything.

Adria Arjona as Madison and Glen Powell as Gary Johnson in Hit Man.

Adria Arjona as Madison and Glen Powell as Gary Johnson in Hit Man.

(Image credit: Brian Roedel/Netflix)

Watch the challenge above, then head to Netflix (or your local theater) to catch Hit Man.

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