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Ben Platt Reveals How 'Dear Evan Hansen' Movie Has a Different Ending Than the Broadway Show

Ben Platt Reveals How 'Dear Evan Hansen' Movie Has a Different Ending Than the Broadway Show

Ben Platt is reprising his role as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen for the upcoming film adaptation and he just revealed that fans can expect a different ending than the one in the Broadway show.

The 27-year-old actor just gave a new interview in which he talked about the movie’s ending and how it tells more of the story.

Click inside to find out what he revealed…

“For me, the most exciting change is the third act of the film. In the [stage] musical, there’s very little closure once Evan confesses to the family. He doesn’t have to repent in any real way. We get a sense that he is going to in the future, which obviously makes the musical work in the end, but we don’t get to see really what that means,” Ben told Entertainment Weekly.

He continued, “I don’t want to give too much away, but there’s a whole section in the film where Evan gets to come clean in a meaningful way and go to work to try to make some good based on what he’s done and what he’s left in his wake, trying to help the family heal in a more healthy way. It ends up being a really, really beautiful, really moving part of the film. That was the part that really got me because it was new.”

You can watch Ben‘s 23-minute interview with co-star Kaitlyn Dever below.

Earlier this month, Ben made some comments about the movie that caused a little bit of backlash.

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