Jordan Fisher Totally Improvised That Piano Piece He Played In 'TATB: P.S. I Still Love You'
By now, you’ve probably watched To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You more than once (If not, you totally should). Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky are dating for real, but John Ambrose McClaren from Model U.N. (aka another recipient of LJ’s letters) suddenly enters the picture. If only our love life was as exciting as Lara Jean’s!
Peter K. may have cemented his spot as the Internet’s boyfriend, but John Ambrose brings in a different set of charms to the table, thanks in part to the actor who played him in the sequel, Jordan Fisher.
Prior to joining the beloved TATB franchise, you may have seen the 25-year-old actor in Disney’s Teen Beach movie series. Jordan is also quite the musical powerhouse—he played Mark Cohen in the 2019 live production of Rent as well as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the 2016-2017 Broadway production of the hit musical Hamilton. Makes sense, considering how Jordan revealed that the piece he played on the piano during that cute moment with LJ was totally impromptu!
Aside from the improvised piano piece, we got to talk to the TATB star about his role in the To All The Boys series as well as who he thinks Lara Jean will end up with in the end.
Candy: How was it coming into a franchise that was very well-received, playing the crucial role of John Ambrose McClaren?
Jordan Fisher: Coming into the project was really quite lovely. Obviously everybody knew that they created something really special with the first film, so it was so much about kind of recreating and redefining the magic of that first film in a very new and very different way with more people and more ethnic diversity; it was just a really beautiful thing. I'm honored to be a part of the universe of To All The Boys. We all love our characters so deeply, so pressure. John Ambrose is the sweetest guy and it was a lot of fun to play.
C: Personality-wise, John Ambrose seemed like the perfect match for Lara Jean. Is there anything about him you personally would consider a flaw?
JF: Honestly, no one’s flawless, but with John Ambrose being a fictional character, I think that he’s the closest to being actually flawless. I can’t think of any flaws where John Ambrose is concerned. He’s just a sweet guy that found himself in a weird predicament and didn’t want to be a home wrecker once he found out and was able to take some steps back and reevaluate things. I mean, this all happened at the expense of John Ambrose, right? So no, I think he’s pretty almost perfect.
C: Were there any unscripted moments you had while filming that ended up making it to the final cut?
JF: The piano scene wasn’t mapped out for me specifically, they kind of wanted me to just do my own thing where the music was concerned. So, I was obviously thrilled and honored to be able to do that; it was pretty awesome.
C: If you weren’t playing John Ambrose, who would you have wanted to end up with Lara Jean, Peter or John Ambrose?
JF: I mean listen, this is coming from an unbiased place. Honestly, I love the idea of Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky working things out and getting back together, that’s the realistic nature of a relationship and to have a healthy relationship is learning and communicating and ultimately not just throwing it away. I do ultimately think that Lara Jean and John Ambrose end up together in the long run.
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these sheets that exactly remind me of how I gushed in between my pillow and space you filled in the longing of my burned sorrow put smile to my sober face just like how a three year old receive her lollipop
i searched you everywhere and here you are laying down beside me in my imagination the walls that our screens built a boundary and an obvious message that says i can never have you because you wear clerical shirt and obviously you loved someone else before me
oh god, do I really want this forbidden love? that only exist in my imagination? that only exist through my words? would you, meine liebling, notice me and my art one second? because I am dying to say I love you.
A Simple Learner Who's a Great Pretender
Maybe I'm just a learner, not a weirdo. A learner that knows how to listen and pretend. A simple learner who's a great pretender. Pretending to be slightly dumb enough not to be judged and criticized by those who do not appreciate my existence. We surround ourselves with people who's levels are either beyond or below our intellectual behavior, because as for reality, people may use you either for their success or your downfall. Since then, people tend to judge someone who has an intellect with things they shouldn't be. Making them a criticizer, and most of all, calling them weird.
Honestly, I'm one of this "weirdo" who actually loves to learn things, and for the record, I'm bullied and stressed out for making myself not to learn more and go with the flow to dumbness I had. Have you ever feel being assigned to some task where you know every process to make it easier and faster to finish but turns out to hesitate to voice out because some of your mates put themselves in charge. There are times where I know what to do, what to say, or how to react, but kept myself silent and pretend not to know anything that may help us. Maybe it's a good thing to just go with their ideas and learn from their perspectives, but sometimes you can't control it and says something, and once again called to be a weirdo and let you finish the work by yourself.
It's annoying that you only know one process yet they gave you the whole work and let you finish it by yourself because they insist that "MAGALING KA DIBA?". It's not your fault being an intellectual person, knowing such things that may help you to pursue your dreams, and have the basic knowledge about something. You don't need to know everything, just the basics. And as for those people who do not appreciate your existence, let them be and continue what's the best for you. In some cases, you'll be annoyed by this but most of the time you'll be thankful for it. Not for now but maybe later. Just be yourself either a weirdo, a great pretender, or a simple learner, and always remember to lower your voice and behavior because no one loves that.
Just be a great pretender not to hear any runts and be a good learner that appreciates everything. It's out of nowhere thoughts of mine, but simply I leave you this my favorite life quotation; "Don't introduce yourself, Let your success introduce you"
Dear me in six years, I wonder how life will treat you when you’re already 26 years old. Will you be financially stable? Will you be working in an advertising agency while pursuing everything about the arts? Will you be doing freelancing and living in a condo by then? I don’t know since things are very uncertain. I hope by the time you graduate from college and face the real meaning of the world, you’ll know what the real purpose of doing and living in the art will be.
I know it’s been so tough ever since you turned 20 but that’s how life works, I guess. There will be a lot of hopes and trials, breakdowns, and breakthroughs but I have high hopes of you becoming the better version of yourself. You always do, though. You were never a quitter. Making decisions is getting harder and harder as you grow but I hope it doesn’t make you stop doing what you really love to do. You will face different people with different perspectives. You will feel like a stranger once again, it’s like you were back in your freshmen year. It’s going to be tougher than you’ve expected but you can do it. I believe you can.
Most of the time, people's perception of us as a strong person makes us feel that we are not entitled to be vulnerable because they might be disappointed for seeing our weak spots. And so when we are hurting, we are often scared of extreme emotions and so bury our feelings. We deny them, trying to avoid the pain we feel.
But by doing that, we are just allowing it to come back to us and haunt us. And when it comes back, it might be stronger and it will be harder for us to get over it than when we faced them first. I realized it just now that facing those emotions will scare them until they're gone. The saying 'Let it hurt until it hurts no more' goes true. Admitting your pain to yourself doesn't make you weak. It only proves that you are strong enough to acknowledge such extreme emotions without avoiding them. We are humans and it's okay if we hurt sometimes.
Before, sliding over the rainbows
Now, our hearts are bruised
Days once full of love and laughter
Became dawns of forfeited ever after
Smiles that bring ticklish sensations
Turned to cold question and answer
Figuring who would be the next instructor
The queen’s awake
Grappling to the happiness that the sorrow and sadness take
Going back to all the promises he couldn’t make
Poetry #2: YOUR VOICE
When you talk, your voice brightens my days. You provide me comfort in all the little things that you do. Your deep and mellow voice sends a tingling feeling inside me that makes me want to keep you in my life. I love talking to you every time, every day, every night and every minute if I could. You're someone just simply amazing.