'Postscript’ is about a group of people who've been inspired by Holly's experience and they ask her to help them write their letters for their loved ones."
No one could control their tears when Hilary Swank read those letters in Gerard Butler's voice. Oh, it felt like we were there with her while she mourned the loss of her husband.
However, PS: I Love You is still a movie many of us watch to just let those tears flow, and what better excuse than Butler's death? Also, this makes for the best PMS movie.
So, it's safe to say that all of us were quite sad about the movie being done and re-reading Cecelia Ahern's books a million times. However, there finally seems to be good news and honestly, it couldn't have come any sooner.
With the release of the “PS I Love You” sequel “Postscript” in Ireland and the UK on September 19, author Cecelia Ahern confirmed that for the “PS I Love You” sequel movie, Hilary Swank is on for reprising the role of Holly Kennedy, according to Irish Central.
The Oscar-winning actress played the role of a grieving widow perfectly in the 2007 movie and it seems that just like us, she couldn’t wait to read more about Holly and her late husband Gerry’s love story either.
Been waiting for this all my life 😍— Aoife Crilly (@DuaAoife) March 11, 2019
"There will be a ‘Postscript movie,’" Ahern told RTÉ. "One of the first people to email me when she heard the news was Hilary Swank.
"She was so excited, she wanted to read the book and she said 'I would love to support you in any way, shape or form'. Then she read the book and she said 'I want to make this movie'. It felt like a lovely reunion everyone back together again, now we don't have a director or a screenwriter or any of that, nothing's been announced yet, but the movie's happening! I'm delighted."
PS I love you is one of my favourite books of all time. Can’t wait to read the sequel 😊— Samantha Spedding (@Sunshine_3984) March 11, 2019
The release date for the “Postscript” novel was only revealed last April, but for people in the US will have to wait till April 2020 to grab their copies. Ahern was just 21, in 2004, when she created Gerry and Holly, a couple with a tragic ending that had people falling in love with.
Ahern has since penned 15 other books and sold 25 million copies worldwide in some 30 languages.
Love Rosie Was first book I read in German and since then can’t wait to read more books from u miss @Cecelia_Ahern more power and God bless u always 😍😍😍— 💚💚Blugenn💚💚 (@blugennjernette) March 11, 2019
On RTÉ, Ahearn also spoke about her reluctance to create the “PS I Love You” sequel despite many requests from lovers of the first book. "I said I'd never do it from the beginning, from the moment I wrote ‘PS I Love You’ people were asking if I'd write a sequel and there were so many reasons why I wouldn't", she explained.
"I had brought the character to exactly where I wanted to bring her, I couldn't see what the story would be."
Excited beyond words 😱 read PS I Love you and cried from start to finish. I’ll get the tissues ready for this one 📚— ☆★JackieTurner8 ★☆ (@jackie_turner8) March 11, 2019
"'PS I Love You’ was from the perspective of the person who was grieving, the people who are left behind, and I wanted to tell the story from a new perspective, from the people who've been told they're terminally ill or they have life-altering conditions. Also just because something's a success doesn't mean you should necessarily write a sequel."
"And I didn't want the thing that made my career to be the thing that breaks my career! 'Postscript’ is about a group of people who've been inspired by Holly's experience and they ask her to help them write their letters for their loved ones." Well, I just can't wait for April 2020!
Wow. I’m shocked and excited. Amazing news. You are making a lot of fans very happy. I absolutely never saw this coming. Thank you Cecelia for writing something I never knew I needed until now!! Can’t wait 💕💕— Kelly Cooke (@kellycooke03) March 11, 2019