New teen drama alert! The Half of It premieres on Netflix soon and is the perfect feel-good dramedy to pop on this weekend. With a cast full of loveable actors and vibes so similar to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, it'll become your new fave teen flick. Plus, you'll be smitten by Ellie Chu who's played by an up-and-coming actress. Leah Lewis's Instagram shows how much she adores British Columbia, where filming on the TV series Nancy Drew takes place.
The Chinese-American actress stars as high school student Ellie who has a business of writing her peers' essays for money.
Her side gig gets shifted when one of the most popular boys in school named Paul Munsky (played by Daniel Diemer), asks her to write a letter for him. But it's not the regular academic essay Ellie is used to–he wants her to write a love letter to his crush Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire).
This task is difficult for Ellie who has a secret crush on Aster, so setting her up with Paul isn't exactly what she had in mind.
If you loved To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, it's worth checking out The Half of It. Lewis' charm might just win you over by the end of the nearly two-hour-long film.
Lewis was raised in Florida and joined the acting industry in 2005, with her first big on-screen role in an episode of The New Adventures of Old Christine, per IMDb.
With nearly two dozen acting credits, she has appeared in a variety of TV series and movies including Sing It!, Guidance, The Good Doctor, Station 19, and Charmed.
Lewis has a starring role in Nancy Drew as Georgia "George" Fan. The series premiered in 2019 and is currently in its second season. IMDb claims that it is filmed entirely in British Columbia, with production locations in Langley and around Vancouver.
The actress has quite a few shots in some breathtaking locations around the province.
In early March, she posted a photo of her at Quarry Rock in North Vancouver.
Last summer, she was hanging out at Lower Joffre Lake, taking in the "good views and Mother Nature".
Earlier in the summer, she was also hanging out around Vancouver and in Stanley Park.
With a knack for modelling, some of her photos feature a tagged location in BC.
Lewis also posted this behind-the-scenes shot with her Nancy Drew crew.
You can watch Lewis in The Half of It when it premieres on Netflix on May 1.