Justin Baldoni Reveals How Taylor Swift’s Song Came About ‘It Ends With Us’ (Exclusive)

Justin Baldoni is giving his Finish with us co-star Blake Lively all the credit for getting Taylor Swift to lend his voice to the newly released trailer for his movie.

Speaking with ET’s Kevin Frazier from Sunday’s premiere of The Garfield Movie – which hits theaters on May 24 – the 40-year-old jane the virgin The actor shared that to get Swift’s “My Tears Ricochet” as background music for the first trailer, Lively, 36, tapped into her long-standing friendship with the 34-year-old singer.

“That’s it Blake,” Baldoni told ET. “I have no idea (how she did it), but Blake knows everyone…she and Taylor are very good friends. I’m so happy they agreed to have a song in the trailer, it’s perfect for the movie.”

In the trailer, Baldoni and Lively, who starring Ryle Kincaid and Lily Bloomrespectively, they experience the early stages of love and romance before things take a sudden and drastic turn.

Justin Baldoni and Blake Lively in ‘Finish Us’ Robert Kamau/GC Images

The film follows Lily, who finds herself in an abusive relationship and desperately searching for a way out, when a former friend, played by Brandon Sklenar — returns to your life at the right time. The film, in which she also stars Jenny Pizarra and Hasan MinhajIt is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Carolina Hoover.

Baldoni told ET over the weekend that while fans’ reactions to set photos In May 2023, which showed Lively with red hair and original costumes, they were mixed, he’s excited by the general feeling in the days since the trailer was released.

“I’m happy that the reaction has been so positive. I know fans have been waiting for this for a long time and it’s a very special book for many reasons, especially for many women, and our mission is simply to do right by them,” Baldoni shared.

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Last week, the actor spoke with ET alongside Hoover, 44, and said he didn’t worried about criticism. On the other hand the jane the virgin The alum has a little advice for worried fans: “Just go see the movie.”

“I understand that when you love something so much, you know, social media is amazing the way it gives fans a voice,” he said. “And if it weren’t for the fans, we wouldn’t be making this movie. So let them talk. And I’m not too worried about that.”

As for the set images that some fans criticized, Baldoni said the photos only show “a moment from one part of Lily’s life” and don’t give the full context of what the movie will actually be like.

Hoover also responded to fans’ concerns about the film. decision to age the characters. The book follows Lily and Ryle when they were 20 years old, while Baldoni and Lively were 39 and 35 years old during filming.

“I started writing this book over 10 years ago, when I was in my early 30s (and) when new adult, genre and younger ages were very popular with publishers at the time. But I think it hits home stronger and closer to home. with them older,” she told ET, adding that she is “very happy” with the change.

Finish with us hits theaters August 9.


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