Here’s How The Original John Ambrose McClaren Actor Feels About His Recast in ‘To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jordan Burtchett at John Ambrose McClaren in

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was an enormous hit that blew up in a single day. After it premiered, Noah Centineo and Lana Condor have been all anybody was speaking about, Peter Kavinsky turned the web’s boyfriend, and the movie claimed its spot as a brand new rom-com basic. It actually had the whole lot you want within the style, and now the sequel will introduce the age-old love triangle. But how does the unique actor who performed John Ambrose really feel about being recast?

Jordan Burtchett at John Ambrose McClaren in 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' / Jordan Fisher and Lana Condor as John Ambrose and Lara Jean in the sequel, 'P.S. I Still Love You.'
Jordan Burtchett at John Ambrose McClaren in ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ / Jordan Fisher and Lana Condor as John Ambrose and Lara Jean within the sequel, ‘P.S. I Still Love You’ | Netflix/Bettina Strauss, Netflix

John Ambrose McClaren was recast with Jordan Fisher within the position

At the top of the primary film, a brand new boy reveals as much as the Covey family holding flowers and one in all Lara Jean’s well-known letters. It was John Ambrose McClaren, and you may already guess what was within the letter and why he’s there. It’s a touch at what’s to return and it’s going to get messy (perhaps) as a result of Lara Jean is unquestionably taken by Peter Kavinsky. For this small cameo, Jordan Burtchett was within the position of John Ambrose.

But, on March 28, 2019, it was introduced that Jordan Fisher would step into the position beforehand held by Burtchett in that final scene. The character has a a lot greater half this time round. There have been combined emotions, however Fisher has additionally proved himself as an excellent actor with infectious charisma in his roles in Teen Beach Movie, Grease: Live, and RENT: Live

Why did they recast the position for the sequel?

There wasn’t a direct purpose behind the recasting, however odds are it occurred in order that John Ambrose may maintain his personal towards Centineo’s Peter Kavinsky. “It was a lot of pressure,” the producer for the film, Matt Kaplan, informed Entertainment Tonight about casting a brand new John Ambrose. 

“We auditioned thousands and thousands of people, and when Jordan [Fisher] came on screen, I think, unanimously, Ace [Entertainment] and Netflix felt like this was John Ambrose,” Kaplan continued. “We were fortunate to have someone who has so much pure likability in him, and I think audiences are going to freak out when they see what he’s been able to bring to the screen.”

Jordan Burtchett stated being changed in ‘To All The Boys…’ was “kinda lame”

So how did Burtchett really feel concerning the recasting? In an Instagram post on March 31, 2019, just a few days after the recasting was introduced, Burtchett shared a few of his emotions about it. He had apparently posted a YouTube video on his channel earlier than the Instagram post, the place he talked about it additional, however determined to delete it as a substitute. 

“‪Hey Fam, ‪I removed my video because its sole intention was to thank you, my friends and fans, for your incredible support over this past year. Because you matter to me, and you deserved my honesty,” he wrote within the caption. “Unfortunately, some are using it as a way to be hurtful towards others and I will not be a part of that. Hate is the opposite response to love.” A fast take a look at Fisher’s post on Twitter simply reveals the hate Burtchett spoke of.

Burtchett then wrote how a lot he appreciated his followers and thanked them for the assist. He got here again to his vlog in May and gave a life replace. He touched on the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before recasting, and stated it was “kinda lame.”

“From the recast for to all the boys, I know a lot of people were disappointed,” he concluded on the finish of the video. “And the outflow of support for me kind of really encouraged me… It’s too bad, but great things will happen to them and great things will happen to me.”

Even although the recasting will create a little bit of continuity error that it would contact on, writer Jenny Han stated Fisher “steals hearts” within the position. So Peter Kavinsky higher be careful.

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