Team Jeremiah! While Conrad Fisher gets a lot of hype — and love — in The Summer I Turned PrettyHis younger brother, is a prominent force.
Prime Video was adapted from Jenny Han’s YA book trilogy of the same name, teenager Isabel “Belly” Conklin (Lola Tung) is eagerly looking forward to another summer at Cousins Beach alongside her brother, Stephen, and family friends Conrad and Jeremiah. What’s the catch? Belly has had a long-standing crush upon Conrad, her oldest brother.Christopher Briney) and hopes it’s finally the year that he notices her in a new light. Then, there’s Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno), who is Conrad’s younger brother — and he definitely notices Belly in a way that his sibling hasn’t.
“I will say is there are some scenes between Jeremiah and Belly that have some pretty amazing music,” Casalegno, 22, exclusively told Us Weekly ahead of the series premiere. “I don’t know if it’s in the final cut, but those songs just, like, really hit the spot.”
The first season of the series dropped on the streaming site on Friday, June 17. Fans watched Belly discover her love triangle and embrace the debutante social episode. Conrad and Jeremiah, for their parts, both tried to figure out their changing feelings amid summer plans and family surprises.
“I feel like it was a very brotherly relationship from the get-go. It was really cool,” the Texas native told Us Weekly ahead of the series’ premiere of working with Briney. “I’ve never had an older brother, so to kind of grow with Chris on screen, it was so much fun to explore.”
For his part, the Connecticut native was equally excited to work alongside the Vampire Diaries Telling with alum Use: “Honestly, from the second we met I knew it would be easy. I don’t have a brother, but I feel like I can now imagine what it is like to have a brother. I believe we were born with a dynamic. [of] people that get along.”
Casalegno is not a stranger to Hollywood but he knows that this project is special.
“All the hard work, blood, sweat, tears, and endless night of laughter finally out for the world. I couldn’t be more joyful and proud of these wonderful people❤️,” the actor gushed via Instagram on Friday, sharing behind-the-scenes snaps with his costars.
Acting has been a focus of Casalegno’s for many years now, which he thoroughly enjoys.
“I love doing what I do, and I know, at this time, this is what I want to be doing,” he told Photobook Interview published in the magazine earlier this month. “I plan to get my real estate license at some point, but for where I am at right now, acting is my passion and focus. … Preparation for me is all about the headspace of the character. Music helps me to focus and what I listen to is determined by the scenes that day.”
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