Lana Condor Actually Had a Triggering Scene With 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'

Lana Condor Actually Had a Triggering Scene With 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'

When we think of triggers, we think of horrific things in our past, however, not all triggers are like that.

Lana Condor experienced a little trigger while filming To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, and it wasn’t that horrific – in fact, it was more her realizing what the scene was about.

“The scene with my dad in the diner when he takes me out and talks to me about my mom – I could relate to that,” Lana told Elle in a new interview about the scene that spoke to her the most. “I honestly felt like I was talking to my real dad.”

She continues, “When I first read the scene with John [Corbett], I got really emotional because I did think of my birth mother, and not knowing who she is and where she is and what she’s doing and if she’s alive. That triggered me more than I thought it would.”

“I toned it down in the scene, but it snuck up on me,” Lana recalls. “I for sure was able to use those emotions in that scene where I was talking to John. It’s funny because I don’t think about my birth mother a lot because I never knew her. Those moments are when you’re accidentally forced to bring your real life onto camera.”

The scene you’re watching in the movie on Netflix is a real genuine moment from Lana.

“That was a very real moment for sure. I was thinking to myself, my [adoptive] mom is my mom, and I love her to the end of the world. But I just never thought of my [birth] mom as Asian. When I saw the picture of my mom in the scene it really took me by surprise.”

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is streaming now on Netflix.

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