Tung is just not far off from the 16-year-old she performs on-screen. It wasn’t that way back that she, too, was longing to seek out her true self and trying to find her path in life. “I nonetheless really feel that generally,” she says with a smile. Tung was a shy, introverted child earlier than she discovered her love of performing whereas taking part in the Tin Man in a center faculty manufacturing of The Wizard of Oz. Rising up in New York Metropolis, she was surrounded by dwell theater and musicals, which additional invigorated her love of the humanities and trustworthy storytelling. “I at all times say one in every of my favourite exhibits is Fleabag, and I like I Might Destroy You, these tales centering ladies and written by ladies that make you actually suppose and make you’re feeling so many alternative feelings,” she says.
Listening to concerning the initiatives which have had an affect on Tung, it’s simple to see why she’s drawn to Han’s writing and her skill to seize the genuine teenage expertise and all of the feelings, emotions, and confusion that include it. “I feel she does such an exquisite job of making these worlds,” Tung says. “Particularly in The Summer time I Turned Fairly, you actually really feel like you’re part of it and actually really feel like you’re going on the journey with these characters and experiencing the feelings that they’re experiencing.” The actress has lengthy counted herself a member of the Han fan membership and is aware of firsthand how particular these books are and the deep connection individuals should them—a realization that comes with some weight.
There’s a specific amount of stress that comes with any adaptation, particularly round casting. Nevertheless, when information broke of Tung’s attachment to the undertaking, the response on-line was very constructive, permitting the younger actress to breathe a sigh of aid. “Once you first learn a e-book, you image no matter you need, and that’s the beauty of studying,” she says. “You get to think about and create this entire world. I do know that everybody has a special picture of their head, however I hope that individuals can actually see the world that they fell in love with dropped at life. And I’m excited for everybody to see it as a result of we’re very happy with it.”