How ‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ Changed This Actor’s Life
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a book series by author Jenny Han, but thanks to Netflix, it’s also a series of movies starring Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, and Anna Cathcart. After the first movie was released, the cast experienced a whirlwind of praise and an outpouring of love on social media from fans of all ages. From the gorgeous actors to the genuine portrayal of family, friendships, and teens in love, these movies have changed the lives of fans and cast members alike.
In particular, Cathcart has gotten to experience overnight fame first-hand. She plays Kitty, the younger sister of main character, Lara Jean. As the catalyst to Lara Jean’s predicament, Cathcart’s role is pivotal to the direction of the storytelling in these films. With such an important responsibility, it comes as no surprise that fame has taken Cathcart’s life by storm. Read on to find out how her life has changed in epic proportions thanks to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
Anna Cathcart as Kitty Covey
In To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Cathcart plays Kitty, the youngest Covey sister responsible for meddling in Lara Jean’s affairs. Kitty mails out the love letters Lara Jean writes to her crushes past and present. In doing so, she kickstarts Lara Jean’s relationship with her high school crush Peter Kavinsky, but she also creates the accidental love triangle seen in P.S. I Still Love You.
How Cathcart’s life changed after ‘To All the Boys’ success
From the relatable subject matter to the ever-charming cast, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has seen massive amounts of success surrounding both films. While all of the stars have had their own experiences with their newfound fame, 16-year-old Cathcart says her life changed “just a little bit!” In an interview with MTV News, she said that her life at school wasn’t all that different. Her friends knew that she was pursuing a career in acting, so the only thing that really changed was her name. “Coming [back to school] after the summer it came out…everybody knew me as Kitty,” Cathcart explained.
Instead, she noticed more of a change on her social media accounts, recalling how her Instagram followers increased “overnight.” She remembers seeing herself and her cast members “…on [her] explore page [on Instagram], and [she] kept getting recommended videos of [cast-mates] and Google alerts.” Aside from the “mind-blowing” viral-ness of her success, Cathcart says “people just see me the way I see myself.”
Cathcart’s secret to social media
Despite her instant fame, Cathcart’s social media habits haven’t really changed. She strives to be “authentic” on social media, posting things that fit her overall vibe and interests. Cathcart says she only likes to share things she would like to find on other people’s feeds. Cathcart says social media can be such a negative space, so she aims to steer clear of sharing anything that would give off a bad vibe. With a lot of eyes on her, Cathcart asks herself an important question before posting to social media: is what she’s about to post “…something that [she] would enjoy looking at…?”
What’s next for Kitty Covey?
Fortunately, To All the Boys fans have more to look forward to. A third installment has been confirmed, titled To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean. Parts two and three of this series were filmed one after the other, which means fans can expect to see even more Kitty Covey and her meddlesome ways sometime in the near future.