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Plan B Cast: Meet the Characters and Who Plays Them

5 June, 2021

“What makes Sunny and Lupe’s quest feel fresh is that it’s centered on young women of colour and how their identities intersect with their coming-of-age.”

Plan B follows all of the familiar beats of a classic teen comedy: There’s the house party that goes unexpectedly awry; the teens who loses their virginity in a display of feigned confidence; the fight that nearly ends a friendship; and a race against time. But Hulu’s raunchy high school flick pushes the envelope even further — and we’re not just talking about the full-frontal male nudity.

Directed by actor Natalie Morales in her solo directorial debut, and written by Joshua Levy and Prathiksha Srinivasan, Plan B follows best friends Sunny (Kuhoo Verma) and Lupe (Victoria Moroles) on a wild road trip to the nearest Planned Parenthood (hours away) after Sunny drunkenly loses her virginity and the local pharmacist refuses to give her the Plan B pill.

While it would be easy (read: lazy) to compare Plan B’s R-rated hijinks to films like Superbad and Booksmart, what makes Sunny and Lupe’s quest feel fresh is that it’s centered on young women of colour and how their identities intersect with their coming-of-age. “Prathi and I have been best friends since high school and we wrote the highs and lows of our lives and our friendship into this movie,” screenwriter Levy tweeted. “It’s been a labour of love, years and years of hard work, and us bleeding ourselves dry onto the page.”

So let’s take a deeper look at the cast and characters of Plan B, soon to be your new favourite raunchy teen comedy. But you might want to wait until after you watch the film to continue reading if you don’t want to be spoiled on some of the film’s biggest surprises.

Sunny is cool and smart and has great taste (her anime watch list includes: My Hero Academia and Dragon Ball Z), but she lacks the confidence to know it yet. Struggling under the weight of her mom’s high expectations, she yearns to express herself and impress the school’s pensive jock Hunter. But life has different plans for Sunny after she has sex for the first time and has 24 hours to track down a Plan B morning-after pill with her BFF Lupe.

Before stepping into the role of Sunny, newcomer Kuhoo Verma spent most of her career in the regional theatre world, performing in shows at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Lincoln Centre, and the Public Theatre. She most recently starred in the buzzy off-Broadway musical Octet. Having graduated New York University with a degree in vocal performance in 2018, Verma always saw

herself on the stage. “I had no examples to look up to so instead I found within myself what felt right [for my artistic identity] and what felt wrong,” Verma told the Broadway Podcast Network in 2018. Aside from a small role in The Big Sick, Plan B marks the actor’s first leading on-screen role — and she’s already putting her’five-year rule’into motion.

Michael Provost as Hunter

Described as an athletic librarian who gives off ‘cute, but major guidance counselor vibes, Hunter is kind of like the perfect high school jock. He’s a smart, funny feminist, and his favourite anime is Cowboy Bebop. (So he’s interesting and he’s got taste.) Michael Provost is seemingly just as perfect. A voracious reader, the 23-year-old actor shot to internet boyfriend status after appearing in 2018’s Insatiable alongside Debby Ryan. Next up: Netflix’s spooky Fear Street trilogy and the iCarly series revival. And to think one of his first Hollywood gigs was as Asa Butterfield’s acting double on the set of 2013’s Ender’s Game.

Mason Cook as Kyle

Kyle thinks of himself as a ‘macho, Christian warrior-type guy like Chris Pratt’ but in reality, he’s more of a well-intentioned nerd who’s always there when you don’t need him. After one drink and a brief but unfortunate sexual encounter with Sunny in her bathroom, Kyle learns the hard way that nice guys don’t always finish last; sometimes, they finish in under 60 seconds.

After getting his start on TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, The Middle and The Goldbergs, Mason Cook has made the successful jump from childhood television star to Netflix movie star, or as he says on Instagram, “your friendly neighbourhood actor guy.”

Myha’la Herrold as Logan

Logan is less of a fully-fledged character and more of a symbol of Lupe’s burgeoning sexuality. She helps Lupe come to terms with her queerness, and their scenes together are intimate and profound — except for that one sequence in which they’re chased through the mud by Logan’s extremely dazed and confused bandmate.

Myha’la Herrold had a breakout year in 2020, thanks to her steely starring performance as Harper in HBO’s Industry. It’s a role that deeply resonated with Herrold. “My entire life has been fighting the feeling that I don’t belong here, even though I know I’m qualified,” she told The Independent. “We, as Black women, have to enter these rooms like there is nobody better than us for the job. We have to be undeniable otherwise we’ll be overlooked.”

The 25-year-old actor’s previous credits include a stint on Broadway in The Book of Mormon.

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