Heartstopper Star Kit Connor Lands Next Lead Movie Role

Heartstopper‘s Kit Connor is currently filming an adaptation of Laura Taylor Namey’s YA novel A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow.

The story follows Lila Reyes, who after the loss of her dear grandmother walks away from Abuela’s Cuban bakery in Miami so she can spend the summer working at her auntie’s Winchester inn.

Here, she’s enchanted by not just the quaint British countryside, but also the fusion cooking and a charming tea shop clerk.

Via Deadline, it’s been confirmed that Maia Reficco (Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin) and Kate del Castillo (Bad Boys for Life) are also part of the project, with Katherine Fairfax Wright in the director’s chair.

At the time of writing, neither Connor, Reficco or del Castillo’s roles are specified.

Connor was most recently seen in Netflix’s teen drama series Heartstopper, where he plays Nick Nelson. He recently detailed what he wants to see coming to fruition in the second season.

“I suppose what I’d like to see for Nick, I think just the strengthening Nick and Charlie’s relationship.

“In season one, we very much see the young love and the beginnings of their relationship,” he continued. “And I think that it would be lovely, you know – not just to act – also just to see, as well, their relationship just, sort of, get stronger and blossom.”

On the coming-of-age show’s immense popularity, the (now) 18-year-old weighed in with: “I mean, I think that it’s pretty incredible, really, to be able to do a show like Heartstopper at the age of 17.

“It’s more than seeing some of the reactions that it’s had to seeing some of the sorts of effects that it’s had on people’s lives has been, you know, more than touching, it’s been pretty emotional, to be honest.”

Heartstopper is streaming on Netflix. Seasons 2 and 3 have been confirmed.