This past weekend, Netflix dropped one of its most anticipated movies of the year, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, much to the delight of fans of the book everywhere.
The film has done tremendously well as far as views as it is quickly becoming one of the streaming giant’s biggest hits. Much of that success is due to lead Lana Condor as she navigates the craziness that has become her character Lara Jean’s life, thanks to her private love letters who are sent out to the world.
The film itself was adapted from the best-selling YA novel by Jenny Han, which definitely put a little pressure and high expectations on Condor, which the actress recently addressed.
“I’ve been blessed in my career to have worked on projects that already have a pre-existing book or comic fan base, and with that definitely comes a responsibility, not only to hope that you do this character justice for the fans, but also especially for To All the Boys, my biggest concern was praying that I did a good job for Jenny Han, the author. And I get nervous because playing pre-existing characters is hard because everyone who reads the comic or reads the book has an idea of what this person should already be in their head. But I’m not a mind reader! I can only do the best I can from what I read from the book, and hopefully it translates on camera.
I feel honored, but I definitely get nervous. Like, the other day I messed up and I had this press thing and I was prepping for it, and I watched these videos on YouTube about “casting for To All the Boys!” and “To All The Boys is becoming a movie!” and all this stuff. I got so in-my-head and nervous because I was reading and watching bloggers’ and YouTubers’ reaction to casting of their beloved book, and I just really am hoping that I’m close to the book and fans of the book are happy with my performance,” shared Condor.
As far as which of the boys the actress would pick personally for herself, between being Team Peter or Team Josh, Condor has a strong preference for sure. “Me personally? Team Peter, Team Peter. See, here’s the thing: Team Josh is your safe bet. But Peter, in the long run, will provide excitement. I think in a relationship, safety is always great, but in a long-term relationship, something that will withstand time, being excited and being stimulated is very important. So I think I would get more of that from Peter,” revealed the actress.
Given all the memes and the declaration of Peter Kavinsky being the internet’s new boyfriend, it is safe to say she’s made the right choice on that one.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is currently streaming on Netflix. You can read our review of it here.
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