Janel Parrish is not holding back!
In a touching interview, the actress opened up about getting to play her part in the modern family portrayed in her upcoming movie, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” and how it’s been a long journey in finding representation for herself in the industry:
“I remember growing up and wanting to be an actress and watching these movies and asking my mom if I had to look like all those other girls in order to be an actress. ‘Cause there were no movies with strong Asian American leads that I could watch and say, ‘Oh, I identify with this person. You know, I could relate to her. I wanna be her,'” the actress recalled. “Now it’s like, ‘This is the family that we’re looking for. We’re looking for a multi-ethnic family. And that’s amazing.”
We love the inspiration Janel is finding in her new role, and we know it’s going to be amazing seeing her on screen as someone other young girls can relate to!
Janel isn’t the only one getting real about “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Her co-star in the film, Noah Centineo, opened up about his character in the Netflix original!