‘After 3’ and ‘After 4’: How fans changed some scenes from the end of Tessa and Hardin’s story

Andrea Zamora

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The third installment of the franchise, starring Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin, has already reached Spanish cinemas.

After. Lost souls and After Ever Happy, the third and fourth installments of the saga that adapts the novels of Anna Todd, have been in charge of Castille Landon. The director and actress has been behind the cameras of the last two films that tell the story of Tessa and Hardin and that return to star Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin. The filming of the two films was carried out continuously and, after their arrival in the cinemas of After 3, we just have to wait for the release date of After 4. Landon, in an interview with SensaCine, has acknowledged that fans helped change some of the scenes in the film.

“I wasn’t very involved in social media before I got into the franchise, and I think something wonderful that has come out of this is that I have been able to trust them in a strange way“replies the director about her interaction with the fans of the saga.” I have been quite active with the fans and there have been times when I have tried to ask them questions and use the ideas they had. Too I have found out that there are things in the books, which I did not realize as a person outside them, that they do not like“, Add.

Landon claims that the script for the movies featured some scenes drawn directly from Todd’s novels. However, when he saw some comments from fans describing how “toxic” sometime between Tessa and Hardin, he got to modify it for the films.

I did not understand that they have a love-hate relationship with the material [original]. So, see their comments on social networks like: ‘We don’t like this and that is because it is somewhat toxic…’. That has been very helpful to me because I have returned to the script in which we had written scenes that were exactly the same as in the book. But then I changed them because, you know, you can review things as you go, “concludes the director without specifying exactly what moments of After 3 and its sequel After 4 they underwent such a modification.

The truth is that the relationship between Tessa and Hardin has been criticized for its toxic moments. Even the actors have admitted it. When asked what advice they would give the leads to improve their relationship, Fiennes Tiffin said: “Try for certain vices that each character has”. “Communicate”her partner Langford added. Landon, for his part, stated that he would tell them: “You have to break”. However, the director recognizes that, when putting yourself in the shoes of the protagonists through the novels, what Tessa and Hardin experience “does not seem so crazy because you feel the passion.”