It's been hinted at, but last night Netflix made it official—your John Ambrose will be played by a new actor in the To All the Boys I've Loved Before sequel. Instead of Jordan Burtchett, who showed up at the door with one of Lara Jean's letters, the new John Ambrose is Jordan Fisher. If he looks super-familiar, it's because Jordan won the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars and starred as Mark in RENT: Live. (When I turned on the live show, I immediately wondered who that gorgeous guy playing Mark was, so I'm really excited about the news.)
Producer Matt Kaplan said, "Jordan’s charisma practically leaps off the screen with anything he does, whether it’s acting, singing, or dancing. There isn’t a more perfect guy who could believably shake things up in Lara Jean and Peter’s world."
The sequel, which in the book series by Jenny Han is called P.S. I Still Love You, starts with the return of John Ambrose and continues with the love triangle. Jordan was awed by the positive reaction online, saying, "I’m losing my mind. My heart is so full."
Fans were, uh, torn, to put it mildly. Some were SUPER into it and now want Lara Jean and John Ambrose to ride off into the sunset together, but some were hoping to keep the original actor. Some were just confused, which, fair.
Here's the official announcement:
And here are just a few of the many, many, MANY reactions:
"guys look at our john ambrose mcclaren we won i think"
guys look at our john ambrose mcclaren we won i think pic.twitter.com/QzLkxxu7ZrMarch 28, 2019
"wait are we just gonna pretend that we never saw this John Ambrose?"
wait are we just gonna pretend that we never saw this John Ambrose? bc uhhh i was waiting for this man to return pic.twitter.com/CrikJuq8h9March 29, 2019
"my god they really expect us to root for kavinsky after this??"
"If Jordan is playing John Ambrose...then who tf is the guy at Lara Jean's door??"
If Jordan is playing John Ambrose...then who tf is the guy at Lara Jean's door?? I think they should have planned this better. That being said, I LOVE Jordan and am now 100000% more excited for this movieMarch 28, 2019
"THEY RECAST JOHN AMBROSE WHEN JORDAN BURCHETT WAS SO EXCITED TO PLAY JOHN HE READ THE TRILOGY?????"
[just straight up weeping...unclear if happy or sad]
My actual reaction to the @Jordan_Fisher and TATBILB annoucement. Lol I’m so embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/thSsbzyeSOMarch 28, 2019
TBH, if this is how fiery the reactions are NOW, the film release is going to set Twitter on fire.
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