What made you say yes? Since book-to-movie adaptations always have this pressure attached to them, were there any hesitations about taking the role?
HARRISON GILBERTSON: Yeah, I mean the fear of upsetting the fans and not being what they imagined. It was really humbling again yesterday to hear how many people were saying I was the perfect Cam. It’s a really big weight off your shoulders when people don’t write back and say “This is not the guy I wanted,” so I feel really lucky on this, that Scott made the choice to let me represent the character that people are excited to see.
Now that you’re a few days away from your premiere, how are you feeling?
L: I’m just having fun, enjoying spending time with Harrison. We’re waiting for Addison Timlin to get here, to be with the Filipino readers, and I’m really looking forward to hearing what people think of the movie. I’m a little nervous, but also excited.
H: I’m feeling nervous, it’s never a sure thing. If the film doesn’t get received well, that’s a big chapter of my life that closes, and that’s a sad feeling but if it is successful then big chapters can open up and that can be life-changing.
What would you like to say to your Fallenatics?
L: Nothing but gratitude. Thank you for inspiring me and to bring new elements into the story, and thank you for your commitment to this romance, it’s spurred me on like I never have anticipated.
H: Thank you. Thank you for being supportive and patient. I hope the film is what you’ve waited for, and I hope that we get the chance to make more.