NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 14: Christopher Briney attends the New York City premiere of the Prime Video series

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In our Q&A sequence “POPSUGAR Crush,” we get to know a few of our favourite celebs’ extra intimate particulars — from their first superstar crush to the perfect love recommendation they’ve ever acquired. This month, we’re crushing on “The Summer I Turned Pretty” star Christopher Briney.

Christopher Briney is aware of you would possibly hate Conrad generally whenever you watch “The Summer I Turned Pretty.” He can relate.

“When I first learn the e book and when the script began coming in, I was like, ‘This dude type of sucks,'” he tells POPSUGAR. Conrad is likely one of the love pursuits chasing the center of Belly (Lola Tung) in the brand new Amazon Prime Video sequence, based mostly on the series of novels by Jenny Han. Conrad is the older son of Belly’s mother’s finest pal, and Belly’s had a crush on him for what seems like her entire life. But firstly of the sequence, Conrad will be withholding and distant from everybody round him.

“He’s actually impolite and he is not telling individuals how he feels, and that is why he is in all this bother,” Briney explains. But because the actor explored the character, his personal emotions towards Conrad modified, and he realized he was greater than the basic brooding-bad-boy archetype. “He’s simply younger and . . . simply making an attempt to maintain it collectively for the individuals he loves,” he says. “Yes, he owes an apology to some individuals in the world, however he is 17. He could make errors. He’s going to proceed to make errors, and he is simply harm.”

Briney was truly in Liverpool taking pictures the primary venture he’d ever booked, the upcoming “Dalíland,” through the audition course of for “The Summer I Turned Pretty.” He did all his chemistry reads with Tung over Zoom. The day of the desk learn for the film was the day he discovered he was forged as Conrad. “That was one of many higher days I’ve been fortunate sufficient to have,” he says.

Just just a few years in the past, Briney was a school scholar in New York City, learning onerous and dealing service jobs to pay the payments. He labored at Trader Joe’s on the Lower East Side. “I’m making an attempt to exit to dinner as soon as in some time, whereas going by means of faculty,” he jokes about his time in the service trade. “It’s not straightforward.”

“I’m Team Conrad. I must be. It’s in my contract.”

Before the present went into manufacturing, many of the foremost forged arrived in North Carolina, the place they filmed, just a few weeks early to begin to forge connections. “It was such a blessing to have the ability to make these precise friendships and to have time, as a result of they gave us time to get to know one another, spend time with one another, and truly go to the seaside and stand up to bother with one another,” Briney says. “By the primary day [of shooting], it felt like we would recognized one another for years.” For Briney, that bonding time was important to forging his relationships with Gavin Casalegno, who performs his brother, Jeremiah; with Sean Kauffman, who performs Belly’s brother, Steven; and with Tung.

One of Briney’s favourite days on set was when the forged filmed the volleyball match. He was a volleyball novice. “They gave us classes each weekend main as much as taking pictures that episode, however I’d by no means performed exterior of fitness center class, however you do not truly know what you are doing in fitness center class,” he jokes. “It’s actually onerous.”

“The job was to simply be higher than the opposite groups,” he says. “They had been all letting us be higher than them. So it simply felt like we had been actually good at volleyball for a great 5 hours.” He says Kauffman turned out to be the perfect volleyball participant among the many bunch.

All seven episodes of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” at the moment are streaming on Prime Video. Check out the remainder of Briney’s “POPSUGAR Crush” interview forward.

Conrad and Belly on the beach

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Team Conrad, Jeremiah, or Cam?

I’m Team Conrad. I must be. It’s in my contract. No, however I have such a tender spot for Cam and perhaps it is simply because I love David [Iacono] a lot, however I suppose he is so candy, and as a lot because it looks like he is not the suitable one for Belly, he’s so candy and deserving of a great life.

Favorite pickup line:

“Hey, how are you?” Does that rely?

Favorite flirtatious emoji:

I like the 2 eyes, just like the aspect eyes. 👀 I ship that to Sean rather a lot.

Signature scent (go-to cologne/fragrance):

I simply put on deodorant, and it appears to do me properly.

Favorite type of self-care:

Therapy, for positive.

Dogs or cats?

I grew up with cats and a canine, and I have bother selecting. It’s good to have a canine who desires to be your pal, however the validation of a cat desirous to be your pal is fairly important. I suppose I have to choose cat, however it’s not a straightforward determination to make.

What’s your espresso/tea order?

I’ve been doing plenty of oat-milk cappuccinos just lately, however I suppose total only a black cup of espresso.

Go-to film evening film?

“Before Sunrise.”

Best love recommendation?

Just be sincere with the individuals you care about. Just inform individuals how you are feeling, whenever you really feel one thing. Share that with individuals.

Best journey you have been on?

I took this actually fantastic street journey with my dad and my sister after my freshman 12 months of school. We simply did a street journey. We drove all the way in which throughout into Arizona up into Canada, again down, throughout by means of Chicago, and I’m from Connecticut. So it took us two weeks, however it was nice. It was a beautiful time, and we did not kill one another.

Getting dressed up or carrying cozy garments?

It’s received to be cozy garments. It’s enjoyable to be dressed up, however then I’m like “I cannot spill. This has to return to the proprietor.”

Favorite present you have ever acquired?

I’ve had some very beneficiant individuals in my life. . . . After I’d wrapped the very first venture I ever shot . . . the manufacturing purchased me a customized Zippo lighter, like old skool as a result of the character smoked, however he used plenty of lighters. It had the title of the film engraved on the aspect, and I nonetheless have that again at my residence.

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