It’s one of those stories that has remained in the hearts of its audience for long. P.S. I Love You showed people how life changes after the death of a loved one through the story of Holly, whose husband was able to take care of her in his own way even after he passed away.
Years after people connected with Holly and the grief of losing a husband, Gerry, fans will now be able to see where Holly’s life has taken her with the release of the movie’s sequel, Postscript.
It was in 2004 when Cecelia Ahern released the book, P.S. I Love You and the best-selling novel was adapted into a movie, starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler.
Since then, Cecelia Ahern has resisted the urge to write a sequel until she got hold of the right concept for it. “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”, the Irish author said on The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1, as reported by RTÉ.
When she finally did find the right reasons to write the rest of Holly’s story, she penned down the sequel, titled Postscript.
The story will soon be adapted into a movie as well, which will continue Holly’s story seven years after Gerry’s death, according to womanandhome.com.
Thousands across the world were able to relate with the character of Holly and about 15 years after the release of the first book, fans now know how Holly’s life has changed and how she’s coped.
“There will be a Postscript movie,” the writer said. “One of the first people to email me when she heard the news was Hilary Swank.
Once again, people will get to see the talented Hilary Swank who was extremely excited to step back into the shoes of the character. Cecelia Ahern went on to say, “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’s not just fans who are looking forward to the film but even the people who worked behind the much-loved film are also excited about the sequel. The author said, “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.”
While the first movie was told from the eyes of the woman grieving, the sequel focuses more on the people with life-threatening diseases, who are forced to leave their loved ones behind.
“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,” Cecelia Ahern said. “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.”
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About a decade and a half after the first book, readers were once again moved to tears after they read Postscript.
I never in my life thought @Cecelia_Ahern #PSILoveYou could ever be topped, it has always been my favorite read but #Postscript has me crying tears for Holly 15 years after I cried my first ones for her.. I am literally blown away by this beautiful heartbreaking book.. ❤️
Until the Postscript movie comes out, fans are likely to curl up in a corner with the book and possibly a box of tissues, reading the next chapter of Holly’s life.
My copy of #Postscript arrived at @Waterstones 2 days early and I’ve never been this excited! Waited years for the sequel to P.s I Love You now it’s finally here @Cecelia_Ahern! Now, do I binge read it or not? Can’t contain myself 😍😂📚