The plot thickens! The Summer I Turned Pretty made quite a splash with its debut on Prime Video — and Stomach’s (Lola Tung) love triangle with brothers Conrad (Christopher Briney) and Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno) is barely going to get even more complicated in season 2.
“I approached it like, What do I feel are a very powerful parts of the story to maintain? And what do the followers care probably the most about? I’m able to pull from all of the emails, letters, and feedback I’ve seen over time from followers, in order that’s how we checked out this adaptation,” she informed Collider. “What do the unique followers care most about?”
Han added: “After which, additionally for me, what’s going to be most like enjoyable and thrilling to discover? As a result of I feel as a author, you must really feel such as you’re doing one thing new in a approach, too. That it’s not going to be simply the very same factor, however what’s the brand new method? And the way do I make this really feel contemporary?”
In keeping with the writer, getting to include Taylor Swift‘s music into season 1 was one of her favorite additions. “Followers of the books have requested me over time if there could possibly be Taylor [Swift] music and I at all times in fact wished it, however I can’t promise something as a result of it’s like lower than me,” she defined to The Wrap that very same month. “However that was probably the most joyous half for me was in a position to give the followers that present as a result of I knew what it will imply to them as properly.”
On the time, Han additionally gushed about getting to see Tung bring Belly to life in her own way. “I actually wished to search out actors that felt actual and pure and contemporary. There’s a sense of discovery about that. The linchpin was going to be Stomach as a result of every thing hangs round her,” the Virginia native shared with Selection in June 2022. “She’s the principle character and so it was a very powerful that we discovered our proper Stomach.”
For the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before author, the newcomer introduced a much-needed perspective to her lead character. “Lola had this freshness to her. She was nonetheless 18 once we solid her and she or he turned 18 on the present, however I feel it’s actually laborious to fabricate a type of innocence or newness to issues,” she continued. “That is our first half and she or he had by no means completed it earlier than. There’s so many meta parts to that — to Stomach’s huge summer season and Lola’s huge summer season.”
Tung, for her half, additionally opened up about her introduction to The Summer I Turned Pretty franchise.
“I used to be a fan of Jenny, a little bit bit. I hadn’t learn The Summer time I Turned Fairly till I booked the function, however I used to be a fan of the To All The Boys motion pictures and I did usually Netflix social gathering them with my buddies as a result of they have been so fantastic,” the New York native detailed to Seventeen journal in June 2022. “It’s unbelievable, I can’t consider [I’m part of The Summer I Turned Pretty]. Jenny’s additionally the very best, so it’s actually fantastic and wild that I’ve shaped that relationship along with her too.”
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