POPSUGAR: What attracted you to the script?
Sydney Sweeney: I was attracted to the script as a whole. The first time I read it, I was just blown away by every single twist and turn. Every 20 pages, something else happened that I didn't see coming and I think that's hard to do in scripts these days because it's easy to figure out the ending . . . There were so many arcs and emotional journeys that [Pippa] takes the audience on.
PS: What was your favorite scene to film?
SS: I don't know if I can choose just one favorite scene . . . It was really cool to be able to film the scenes where we are watching across the way to Ben and Natasha's characters because we had no idea what they were going to do . . . It was a really cool experience because so many times you're playing off of nothing. [Director Michael Mohan] allowed us to be able to interact with what our characters would have been interacting with.
PS: The conversations between Pippa and Thomas feel so natural. Were you and Justice given free rein to improvise while filming?
SS: Michael gave us so much freedom to be able to ad-lib, which was a lot of fun, especially with Justice because there was something in our chemistry, our friendship that was able to bring out this goofy humor banter back and forth. None of it was actually in the script. [The script] was way more serious than it's portrayed. But Justice and I, we hit it off and this relationship built and we didn't even know it. Mike loved it and he let us keep it in the script and he would just let us play. We were so thankful because it was a lot of fun and it just felt as real as real could be, so I'm glad my [Super] Mario line made it in."