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The Idea of You Author Robinne Lee Has Eyebrow-Raising Reaction to Movie’s Ending – E! Online



“The book is a book, and the movie is a movie,” she said. “You have to step away and let the filmmakers do what they’re going to do and not get too concerned with what it is you’ve created and when it stops because it’s a completely different medium.”

And when it comes to the new ending, Robinne understands that movie viewers often have trouble with films that end on a sad note.

“It’s America—Hollywood’s going to do what they’re going to do, and they’re going to throw a happy ending on everything,” she said. “I don’t know why. You hope they’ll keep to what you’ve written because it meant something to you, but you also have to think about the box office and viewers and what their audience is going to want to see.”

On the other hand, Robinne—who has also acted in films like Fifty Shades Darker and Seven Pounds—pointed out that a film like Titanic, which has a famously sad ending, did well with viewers. In fact, she went to see the film in theaters four times because she wanted to cry, adding, “Crying makes me feel like I’m alive.”

And while she isn’t opposed to revisiting her beloved characters in the future, she’s not totally sold on the idea for Solène and Hayes just yet, saying, “Maybe years down the line, I’ll go back, and I’ll give them more time together. But we’ll see.”

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