NOAH CENTINEO & LANA CONDOR Sang BLACKPINK's "Kill This Love" In Our Interview!
Ai dela Cruz
"I promise not to break your heart."
Yes, our hearts were totally broken when their supposed visit to the Philippines was cancelled, but Noah Centineo and Lana Condor tried to make up for it in a super-adorable way through a special video conference interview!
Thanks to our cool friends from Netflix, I got to talk to the stars of To All The Boys: P.S. I Love You while they were at their press junket in Los Angeles, along with other journalists from the Southeast Asian region.
But it seems our country has a special place in their hearts because the moment they heard I was from the Philippines, the stars who play Peter and Lara Jean excitedly leaned closer to the camera, cheered "Wooh!" and even clapped.
"Hi! I'm Ai. I'm a VJ for the number one music channel in the Philippines, MYX. And since we're a music channel, I'd like to ask you about the soundtrack of the film," I started.
As soon as Lana heard the word "soundtrack", her expression completely changed and looked something like these pictures, but multiply the enthusiasm by a million times.
— doctor idiot (@lokifitz) February 12, 2020
Her jaw remained dropped for around five seconds, overflowing with excitement, anticipating the K-Pop girl group I was about to mention: "Do you have any favorites? Because, especially for your fans here in Southeast Asia, everyone was surprised when we heard BLACKPINK's "Kill This Love".
At this point, the self-confessed Blink just lost it! "I love BLACKPINK so much, so I was sooo excited when they put them into the movies! Oh my God. And it's perfect! It's the PERFECT scene to put them in, I was so excited," she animatedly replied as Noah laughed and nodded in agreement.
"And you know what, because of that, like I was in Korea recently, and I'm a huge BLACKPINK fan, and Jennie DM-ed me, and I was like WAAAAAHHHHH!!!" Lana literally screamed like a true fangirl as she shared her special moment with the BLACKPINK member.
(Sidenote: Did you notice that she said "movies"? So does this mean Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo, and Rosé will also be heard in the third movie To All The Boys: Always And Forever, Lara Jean which was shot back to back with P.S. I Love You? Hmmm.)
For those who haven't seen #ToAllTheBoys2 yet—don't worry, this isn't a spoiler—"Kill This Love" was played during a pivotal scene, which required music that would pump up Lara Jean for what she was about to do. And that was exactly what it did. We're so happy Lana feels the same way!
What I didn't expect was Noah apparently feeling the same way too, and nonchalantly singing "Kill This Love" as if it wasn't a big deal for all of us to hear. As a member of #TeamPeter, it was definitely my turn to scream (but I didn't).
"What's crazy is how, like sonically, the score of our film, all the songs just kind of fit perfectly together within this realm. And I think the two songs that kind of stick out as kind of different from the overall tone of the film are BLACKPINK's song, 'Let's kill this love! Brrrup, puh-pum, pum-puh,'" Noah sang mid-sentence while hitting air drums and melting our hearts.
After Lana joined in on the quick singing sesh, Noah continued to distinguish the song from the rest of the soundtrack and shared his personal favorite: "[Kill This Love] is way bigger, like big-room type stuff. Then you have 'Purple Hat' by Sofi Tukker at Bellevue which is absolutely one of my favorite songs and the fact that it made it into the movie, I was very, very happy."
Wondering which specific scene he was referring to? Just look for the first time Lara Jean enters Bellevue—the retirement home she volunteers in.
"Those are two songs that kind of like... you have this one underlying tone of like melodic, Lauv, 'I like me better," Noah sang mid-sentence. AGAIN. No biggie. "Like super chill, and then you have these two songs that are just like, 'Boom! Bang! Boom! Rum-puh-pum-puh-puh,' you know?" Yes, Noah. We know. Please keep singing.
Lana also shared her other favorites from the soundtrack—"Crashing" by ILLENIUM featuring Bahari and "About Love" by MARINA—before saying how much she appreciated the people behind the scenes who made sure they had an amazing soundtrack.
"I know how much our director and our producers were so specific with the music they put into the movies and they just love music so much. A lot of these songs, you wouldn't necessarily think would ever go together in any world. But it works! It works really, really well and it supports the movie so, so well," she described the carefully curated playlist.
Lana loved the soundtrack so much, she even personally commended the record label executives: "I was really excited to meet the people from Capitol Records at the premiere 'cause I was like, 'You guys did a good job!'"
Listen to the film's official 15-track playlist on Spotify here:
To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is now streaming on Netflix.