It’s time to say goodbye to Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky! After three movies, the To All The Boys series is now coming to an end.
In To All The Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean is now a senior who faces problems as she steps into young adulthood and plans what to do after high school. Will her relationship with Peter K continue to blossom in college or will they love each other from a distance?
In this interview, we talked to Lana Condor and Noah Centineo who have been playing Lara Jean and Peter K, two characters we’ve fallen in love with. They share how they feel about ending the trilogy, something they kept from the set, and what the fourth movie would have been. Read the full interview below:
Do you still remember the first time you and Lana met? How has your relationship change over the three movies?
Noah Centineo: Yeah, the first time we met was the audition for me. She had already booked it — it was a chemistry read so they were trying out a whole bunch of Peter Kavinskys. But I didn’t know that she had already booked the role. I thought she was auditioning or that she was one of the many actresses that were doing the chemistry read. And so I asked her if she wanted to run lines because I thought she was kind of nervous and I for sure was a little nervous and I love practicing. She was like “no, I’m alright” and I said “okay, cool” and little did I know, she’d already booked the room.
We’ve obviously become very very close friends since then. We have each other’s back so I think there’s just such a strong familiarity between the two of us. It’s wild. It’s really cool how we’ve come through this entire process and we’re closer than we ever had been before.
You developed Lara Jean for three years so how do you feel about the release of the third and last film?
Lana Condor: I feel horrible. It’s overwhelming. There’s a line at the end of the movie and she says “I never knew that you could feel this sad and this happy at the same time” and that’s exactly how I feel. These movies have been a huge part of my life, a huge part of my development as a young woman. I have dedicated hours and hours to this world and put everything I could into this. And so it’s like saying goodbye to a piece of myself because it really is so much of my life. It feels really emotional that we’re saying goodbye to her because she’s just been such a joy.
Did you get to keep anything from shooting the film or wanted to keep anything?
Lana Condor: Yeah, well, I pretty much stole so much from production. There’s not really anything they can do to me now so I don’t mind saying it. They built LJ’s bedroom in a studio and they put all her knickknacks. Her bedroom is my special safe place because it’s such an expression of her mind and who she is like — colorful, chaotic, and romantic. Once we wrapped, I ran into the studio and when everyone was packing up, I filled a big bag full of little knickknacks that have been with me for three years.
I filled it with photos, this pretty turquoise photo frame that has always been by the bedside, various notes Noah had written as Peter, and I also took a lot of her clothes. I took so much because like Lara Jean, I’m a person that saves things I’ll hold on to forever.
There’s a scene where Kitty asked Peter K what the best text he’s ever gotten from someone. What’s yours?
Noah Centineo: The best text I’ve ever gotten from someone? Oh, god, I don’t know. At one point in time, I had one of my closest friends who went into surgery and got in a medically-induced coma and we weren’t sure if he was going to be alright. I had faith he would be but you never know with those things. And then I got the text that he was awake and he was okay. That’s probably the best text I’ve ever gotten.
This is the last installment in the trilogy but where do you think LJ and Peter K will be in 10 years? Let’s say there’s a fourth film, what would it be about?
Noah Centineo: I think Mark Ruffalo should be cast to play Peter in the future. I think that would be sick. Maybe do it like in their 40s or something and maybe they’ve been separated for a little while — they both got married, had kids, and recently divorced or something. And then they meet and they’re both like “Oh my god, we had this incredible love when we were younger. Is it still there?” It would be a good fourth movie.
What song would you give Lara Jean and Peter?
Noah Centineo: When Am I Gonna Lose You by Local Natives!
To All The Boys: Always and Forever premieres on Netflix on February 12. Stream it here.