First things first, when did this happen? I literally just stumbled onto Jenny Han’s Instagram and discovered that they’re making her much-loved series into a film and they’ve already announced the cast and everything! Seriously, have I been living under a rock or something? The wonderful thing is that the film is being released on the 17th August on Netflix which means that I can sit in bed with a big bowl of popcorn and watch it, yay!
I’m probably the only one who didn’t know about this film but I thought I’d react to the casting and trailer anyway and hopefully, there’s someone out there like me who had no idea that one of the best YA contemporary series is being made into a movie.
I am living for this trailer! Everything about it reflects what I love about the books, the cuteness, the hilarity and just how heartwarming these characters and this story truly is. If you haven’t read these books, please do because they are the perfect summer read and I can guarantee that you will fall in love with them. Some of my favourite moments in the trailer are the scene with Lara Jean and Josh in the field and of course the glimpse we get of the hot tub scene with Peter!
Lara Jean Covey: Lara Condor – This is exactly how I envisioned Lara Jean, Lara Condor fits the part perfectly. She’s got that beautiful, caring and innocent look and I think the casting directors did a fab job picking her! I loved her in X-Men Apocolypse but this role is very different and I’m excited to see her bring one of my favourite contemporary characters to life.
Peter Kavinsky: Noah Centineo – When I first saw pictures of him I was a bit skeptical but after seeing him in the trailer my opinions are completely changed! I’m now in love with this casting as he’s definitely got that cute and cocky look just like Peter! I honestly can’t wait to see how they portray the relationship between Peter and Lara Jean and I’m keeping all my fingers crossed that they include a baking scene because how cute would that be?!
Josh Sanderson: Israel Broussard – Perfect! He’s so cute and has the boy next door kinda look which I am loving! The casting of Josh and Lara are probably my favorites, they’re both so accurate and exactly how I pictured them!
John Ambrose McClaren: Jordan Burtchett – This is another one I struggled with as I always pictured him as a blonde but the more I look at him, the more I see him as John Ambrose! Still mixed feelings though but nevertheless I look forward to seeing him on screen!
Kitty Covey: Anna Cathcart – Kitty is one of the most important characters in the film, so I was super excited and nervous to see who they had cast and if they would live up to Kitty’s vivacious and sassiness!
Margot Covey: Janel Parish – I loved her in Pretty Little Liars but I can’t stop seeing her as Mona, whose character is a complete contrast to Margot! But despite that, I’m totally getting that caring yet serious vibe from her and I just can’t wait to see how all the Song sisters interact with each other.