Lana Condor Opens Up About Jordan Fisher Joining 'TATBILB' Sequel & The 'Cinderella' Moment in The Film

Lana Condor Opens Up About Jordan Fisher Joining 'TATBILB' Sequel & The 'Cinderella' Moment in The Film

Lana Condor is talking all about the upcoming To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel in the January 2020 issue of Teen Vogue.

Chatting with the magazine, the 22-year-old actress spoke candidly about bringing in Jordan Fisher for the role of John Ambrose McLaren.

Lana says she knew instantly that Jordan was perfect for the role, despite uproar in recasting the part.

“Would I prefer it to be someone that’s a person of color? Yes, for my own… call it selfish reasons that I would like our diverse film to be even more diverse. I actually don’t think that’s selfish; I just think that’s right,” Lana says about the recasting. “But I also wasn’t, ‘I’m only going to read with people of color or no one at all.’ I just really wanted the world to see a world of To All the Boys that looks like the one that you see every day.”

She also opened up about having her own Cinderella moment in the upcoming sequel.

“I’ve never had a Cinderella moment nor have I seen, besides I think Crazy Rich Asians, an Asian Cinderella moment, where she’s walking down the stairs, and it’s beautiful, and you’re like, ‘Holy crap,’” she recalls, speaking of the scene that’s briefly seen in the trailer for the Netflix movie. “I was standing on top of the stairs, and I was so emotional.”

Lana adds of the movie, “I feel proud to use my voice and continue to tell people that the Asian-American experience is not one experience alone. It’s something that I don’t plan on ever stopping. Making TV and movies is awesome, but if you have a purpose behind it, it’s even better.”

Stay tuned for more of Lana‘s interview highlights, and read more on now.

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Photos: Daria Kobayashi Ritch for Teen Vogue
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