The ‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’ Author Made a Cameo in the Movie in the Sweetest Way
The last Netflix movie for the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise, To All the Boys: Always and Forever came out on Feb. 12, 2021. The young adult movie, which is based on author Jenny Han’s books, was the third installment for the beloved film series. Han made a cameo in the last film in the sweetest way — read on to see how she was part of the story on-screen.
[Spoiler alert: The follow article contains a scene spoiler for To All the Boys: Always and Forever.]
Who is Jenny Han?
Han was the author of the best-selling book series, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. The series includes three total books: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You, and Always and Forever, Lara Jean.
Han also wrote The Complete Summer I Turned Pretty (which is a trilogy as well). Variety reported that Amazon will adapt the books into a television series.
She began her literary career by studying creative writing at the New School in New York, graduating with an MFA. Han currently lives in Brooklyn in New York. She served as an executive producer in all three of the To All the Boys Netflix films.
What she has said about the third and final film in the franchise
Prior to the movie’s release, Han appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show and spoke about the book series she wrote.
“I often get asked, ‘Where can I find my own Peter Kavinsky,’ and I say, ‘I don’t know because I made him up in my head,'” Han joked.
Han also expressed that she put some of her real-life into the book series. Similar to Lara Jean Covey, Han said she wrote love letters, as well.
“I poured out my whole heart on the page,” Han told Clarkson. “But I never sent them, I put them in a hatbox and they stayed there, thank god. But then I wondered, what if they got sent out? Then what would happen?”
That question serves as the premise for the first book of the series. Lara Jean’s love letters become public to her crushes. Han created Lara Jean’s three-part coming-of-age story. The author appeared in the third film with a beautiful way to recognize her contribution to the movies. What was her cameo?
How Jenny Han made a cameo in ‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’
Toward the end of To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) shares his “meet-cute” with Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) in her senior year yearbook.
He refreshes her memory by sharing the first time he met her. A young Peter and Lara Jean are at a school assembly, and Peter notices Lara Jean when she’s sitting in front of him. Han plays Principal Cho in the meet-cute scene. Han’s presence is a sweet nod to her role in the movies coming to life and how instrumental she was to Peter and Lara Jean’s beloved love story.
You can stream To All the Boys: Always and Forever on Netflix now.