Netflix has a special treat for Valentine’s Day that will leave fans of the To All The Boys anthology teary-eyed.
The third and final installment, To All The Boys: Always And Forever, hit the streaming platform on February 12 where viewers were finally able to see how the teenage love story between Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) ends.
Speaking about the end of an era, both Centineo, 24, and Condor, 23, expressed a range of emotions as they close this chapter in their careers – while dishing on the film’s ending.
Closing a chapter: The third and final installment, To All The Boys: Always And Forever, hit the streaming platform on February 12 where viewers were finally able to see how the teenage love story between Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) ends
Inspired by Jenny Han’s novels, the movie adaptations have become wildly popular with teens and adults, alike, since the first film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before debuted on Netflix in 2018.
In the latest film, the characters transition from high school to adulthood, where Lara Jean is left with a tough decision – follow her heart and attend the college of her dreams or stay geographically close to Peter.
Though the ending of the movie seems to deviate a bit from the book, Condor told ET that she ‘loved it.’
‘It was very important for me when we were starting to talk about the third movie… that the choices she makes are about her future and her future as a young woman going out and living her life.’
Decisions: Condor’s character Lara Jean is faced with a tough decision in the third film – follow her heart and attend the college of her dreams or stay close to Peter
Bittersweet: Speaking to Daily Pop Centineo said saying goodbye to his character is ‘bittersweet’ adding ‘I think this is a really beautiful way to say goodbye’
‘I really appreciate that at the end of the film, it feels very satisfying for me to see her make a choice on her own and step out into the world on her own. And she follows her heart in a new way,’ she added.
Speaking about saying goodbye to his character, Centineo told E! News’ Daily Pop: ‘It’s bittersweet. Like in life, all things must come to an end. I feel like of all the ways to tie something up and to end, I mean, I think this is a really beautiful way to say goodbye.’
Condor echoed his sentiments as she said ‘It’s so overwhelming. Let me tell you right now, I am fully in denial. I have not processed, not a single thing.’
Describing just one of many emotional fan encounters she’s had over the years on account of bringing Lara’s love story to the big screen, she told Yahoo Entertainment that those experiences make it all worth it.
In denial: ‘I am fully in denial. I have not processed, not a single thing, Condor said of the experience
Different paths: The ending of the third movie deviates from the Han book series but Condor said she ‘loved’ the way her character’s journey came to a close
Growing up: The coming of age story sees the couple transitioning from high school to adulthood, where they risk being torn apart by their physical distance
‘I saw this girl in the front of the crowd and she had this handwritten note that she was holding up, and it just said, “You saved my life,” and that moment, I will never, ever forget. All the noise went away, and all I saw was her. And I realized that if these movies just saved one person’s life, that’s it. I’ve done it.’
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When asked if she saw a fourth film in the future she said:
‘Oh god, I wish! I know that for what people have been telling me, there won’t be one but never say never. And I have this dream that maybe in 10 years, when Lara Jean and Peter are grown up and they’re professionals in the workplace and they’re adults, it’d be so cool to see them in that different light.’
Han said that if she were to come up with ‘an amazing idea’ for their stories past this point, then she would definitely put her pen to the page and ‘do it.’
She added, ‘I think it’s about being excited to tell the story and there are so many stories that I want to tell… And it’s never really goodbye because the characters live on.’
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And scene: The trilogy has captivated fans throughout the years, making the release of the teenage romance film ahead of Valentine’s Day weekend all the more emotional