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Meet the next big star in Jenny Han's book adaptation universe

Meet the next big star in Jenny Han's book adaptation universe

Lola Tung said she didn't have high expectations when she sent in her audition tape for the leading role in the new adaptation of author Jenny Han's "The Summer

Lola Tung said she didn't have high expectations when she sent in her audition tape for the leading role in the new adaptation of author Jenny Han's "The Summer I Turned Pretty."

But Han, who is also behind the “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” trilogy, knew fairly early in the process that she had found her perfect Isabel "Belly" Conklin in Tung.

“I was looking for a Belly that felt on the precipice of going into adulthood, which is something that’s very hard to manufacture, that sort of real innocence and kind of rawness,” Han said in a recent interview.

The Amazon Prime Video show, which debuts Friday, is the first adaptation of Han’s three-part young adult romance novel. The coming-of-age story centers on 16-year-old Belly during a summer trip to a fictional beach town with her mother (Jackie Chung) and older brother (Sean Kaufman). At the beach house, Belly stays with her mother’s childhood best friend (Rachel Blanchard) and her two sons (Christopher Briney and Gavin Casalegno), with whom she gets wrapped up with in a complicated love triangle.

Because Tung had never been in front of the camera before, the 19-year-old newcomer had a quality that felt “very natural and genuine and sincere, and that was really important to me to capture within the character,” Han said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/meet-big-star-jenny-hans-book-adaptation-universe-rcna33693


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