Lara Jean Covey may have personally brought platform shoes back into vogue with To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, but it turns out there was a very specific reason for her choice of footwear—and it had little to do with fashion. Over the weekend of November 16th at Vulture Festival in Los Angeles, Lana Condor revealed that the character routinely wore platforms because, well, Noah Centineo is just so tall.

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(Centineo stands at over six feet, while Condor is 5’3″.)

Condor went on to say that it wasn’t until both actors had been cast that producers realized the height disparity could be a problem…and that’s because Centineo apparently secretly crouched during their initial chemistry reads and test photos together because he wanted the job so badly.

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However, Condor ultimately wouldn’t have it any other way. She told the crowd, “Those shoes hold a special place in my heart.”

We stan a shoe that’s both fashionable and successfully brought these two gems together. Now, if only Netflix would greenlight a sequel…