Alice: I think trying to make people think anything never works you can’t make people think things. but I think the moral issues in the film is something I appreciated and agreed with and it was just trying to portray that.
Alden: Something the authors told me is they know this genre really well and in a lot of the books the guys are these steely aloof jerks to the girls and they wanted to romanticise a guy who is interested in things and contentious, polite and has ambitions and reads books. They wanted to have a good guy to be in these books for young girls because if you’re a young girl and you start to idealising mean guys it’s not going to work. ”