Almost two months after the leads for the movie adaptation of After, the best-selling book by Anna Todd, were selected, Julia Telles has announced that, due to scheduling issues, she won’t be playing Tessa.
We’re not exactly sure how we feel about this, but here’s the post for you:
The announcement was made on Telles’ Instagram account, with a handwritten note apologizing to fans.
After is based on the first book of Todd’s best-selling series. The synopsis of the book reads as follows:
There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER
Life will never be the same…
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way. But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin, her mother’s worst nightmare. With his tousled brown hair, irresistible British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is undeniably attractive but completely different to what Tessa is used to.
But he’s also rude – to the point of cruelty, even. Tessa should hate Hardin, and she does… until she finds herself alone with him in his dorm. His dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss, something ignites within her – a passion she’s never known before…
He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear without a word. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, but every time she pushes back she winds up being pulled further in.
Will Tessa risk everything for someone she can’t trust?
What are your thoughts on Telles’ announcement? Are you happy? Sad? Worried? Who would you like to see step into the role? Share with us in the comments below!