Lara Jean’s other romantic interest, John Ambrose, was noticeably absent in the final To All the Boys movie, Always and Forever. Here’s why.
Netflix’s To All the Boys movies feature pretty much every rom-com trope out there, including the classic love triangle. This specific convention reared its head in 2020’s To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, in which protagonist Lara Jean Covey was reunited with her former crush John Ambrose McClaren at a time when she was beginning to question her relationship with Peter Kavinsky. However, despite his importance in that film, John Ambrose didn’t return for the To All the Boys trilogy finale, Always and Forever.
John Ambrose was introduced in Jenny Han’s 2015 novel P.S. I Still Love You before Jordan Burtchett portrayed him as a teenager in the post-credits scene for 2018’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie adaptation. The character was later recast when the film became a hit, leading Netflix to order a pair of sequels based on P.S. I Still Love You and the final entry in Han’s original book trilogy, 2017’s Always and Forever, Lara Jean. Jordan Fisher subsequently took over the role of the high school-aged John Ambrose in To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You.
Senior year of high school takes center stage as Lara Jean returns from a family trip to Korea and considers her college plans — with and without Peter.Initial release: 12 February 2021Director: Michael FimognariAdapted from: Always and Forever, Lara JeanDistributed by: NetflixStory by: Jenny Han