Leighton Meester, who played Leighton Meester on Gossip Girl, has talked about the ending of the new Netflix crime thriller The Weekend Away and how it is different from the source material.
The new movie is about two women, Beth (Meester) and Kate (Christina Wolfe), who go on a trip to Croatia with their best friends. However, Kate is killed, and Beth goes on a search to find out who did it.
After a lot of twists and turns, it turns out that Beth’s husband, Rob (Luke Norris), killed her. He had been having an affair with Kate.
However, even though the killer is the same in Sarah Alderson’s original novel, the ending is different. In the book, Rob manages to escape with their daughter after Beth finds out that he is behind the murder, but in the movie, Rob is killed.
During the movie, Beth finds one of Kate’s necklace beads in his pocket. When she does, she learns that he is the killer. Her husband confesses, but he tells her that Kate had begged them to get back together after they had sex.
Kate didn’t want to be with him, so he pushed her off the cliff. He thought she was dead when she hit the rocks, but she was left to drown. In the end, Rob is arrested after Beth fights him off, but he isn’t charged.
Meester told Newsweek that the new ending makes the movie have a “newer meaning” because it has a different ending.
“I think the other thing that makes it more cinematic is the tension between Rob and Beth, but also the tension that Beth has with the police and with everyone else that she interacts with. This makes her feel like she has to scream, to be heard, and to be believed.
So, she said, “I think that [ending] is giving it even more meaning and also not giving it away.”
The actress went on to say that the ending was “bittersweet,” adding: “There wouldn’t be a happy ending because there’s been a lot of bad things happen and it’s very sad.
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It’s possible for her to start to figure out what her life will be like from now on, but there is no happy ending.