Why Hero Fiennes Tiffin Didn’t Read The After Books Before Taking On Hardin Role
23 August 2022, 16:37
Hero Fiennes Tiffin, who plays Hardin Scott in the After movie series, revealed the reason he chose to not read the books that the films were based on.
After Ever Happy - the fourth instalment to the After film series - is almost here, and it turns out Hero Fiennes Tiffin, who plays Hardin Scott, shot all four movies without too much knowledge about what happened in the books.
And although most fans stormed their way through the book series before the films were made, Hero admitted he made the conscious decision to not read them in order to make his role in the movies just that bit better.
During a fan Q&A as he did promo for the upcoming movie, After 4, Hero was asked: “Did you read the After books?”
Hero responded: “I still haven’t read the After books, but filming [After] 3 and 4, I was so proud of myself for choosing not to, because I learnt some things about the books, that when we get to filming a certain scene, I can’t get out of my head the fact that x or y or z happened in the books.
“If it’s different in the film, sometimes it doesn’t make sense, and I’m so annoyed that I’ve read that one piece of information."
“So, I have to say, I stand by my decision to have not read the books because, as we know, they’re slightly different and I’m truing to stay true to the script and make sure everything’s coherent in there," he added.
Although a fifth and sixth movie have been confirmed, fan-faves Hero and Jo won’t be reprising their roles for the new films as one will be a prequel focused on Hardin’s life before he met Tessa, while the other will focus on their children Emery and Auden, as well as their cousin Addy.