‘To All The Boys’: Lana Condor’s Emotional Instagram Farewell

Last year, the world fell in love with Lana Condor and her portrayal of Lara Jean Covey in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Even Netflix couldn’t have predicted the response to their original film, which is an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Jenny Han. To date, the film remains one of Netflix’s most-viewed original films. At the forefront of the film is Condor, who managed to ensnare an audience with her charm, intelligence, and vulnerability.

Lana Condor, star of To All The Boys, walks the red carpet.
Lana Condor | Photo by Kyusung Gong/Getty Images for Conservation International

Condor, along with the rest of the cast of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, did such an incredible job on the film that the movie developed a cult following. Fans loved seeing the world that the characters had created and especially loved that the film centered around an Asian American protagonist. For far too long, Asian people have been stereotyped in the film industry, or worse completely left out of it. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was a great display of how important representation is, and all too soon fans were demanding a sequel.

TATB: P.S. I Still Love You and TATB: Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Fortunately, the executives at Netflix took notice and got Condor and the rest of the cast back together to shoot a sequel. But, Condor took it a step further when she announced that the cast had actually secretly been filming two sequels, rather than just the one fans knew about. “Spilling tea left & right!!! TATB2: Ps. I Still Love You PREMIERES February 12th! & we’re currently filming TATB3: Always and Forever, Lara Jean!!! We love you all madly,” Condor wrote excitedly on her Instagram.

Lana Condor pens an emotional farewell to TATB

Not long after announcing the surprise sequel, Condor made the official announcement that she was officially done with filming for the To All The Boys franchise. Taking to her Instagram page, she penned a beautiful and emotional goodbye message to the character that meant so much to her and catapulted her career into the next level.

“One day all of this will be proof, proof that we were here, proof that we loved each other. It’s the guarantee that no matter what happens to us in the future, this time was ours.” – Always and Forever, Lara Jean. It’s been 16 days since the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise wrapped shooting movies 2 & 3. I’ve been really struggling how to put into words my feelings towards this ending… words will never be able to describe my love for Lara Jean. Her family, her friends, Peter,” Condor began, searching for words to describe her emotions.

Condor gets emotional on Instagram

Condor continued on to express her immense gratitude for her time in the To All The Boys world. “Words will never be able to describe the long nights on set, where it would suddenly hit me, like a ton of bricks, that I was getting the honor of portraying a girl so fiercely determined in love, who represents strength in softness. Words will never be able to describe my gratitude to YOU, for loving her as much as I do. For tying your hair up in a scrunchie and saying “let’s do this.” Thank you from the very bottom of my heart, you’ve made me feel like the luckiest girl alive. Always & Forever, your Lara Jean,” she concluded.

To All The Boys 2 & 3 release dates

We can only imagine how bittersweet that goodbye was for Condor. Fortunately, fans of Covey and Kavinsky have much more time with the couple before they have to say their final farewell. To All The Boys: P.S I Still Love You hits Netflix on February 12 (just in time for Valentine’s Day) and the release date for To All The Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean has yet to be announced.