The coming-of-age/coming-out story pulled at our heartstrings all the while making us cackle into our popcorn... and we have to credit most of it to the way actor Nick Robinson portrayed Simon.
(It helps that he's a complete dreamboat).
However, if there had to be someone that played Simon other than Nick, we'd be more than ok with it being Shawn freaking Mendes. And that was close to being a reality.
While promoting his new single "In My Blood", Shawn admitted on the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show that he nearly auditioned for the role.
"You were actually either being considered for or considered auditioning for the role in Love, Simon?" Duran asked.
"Oh yeah, I was," Shawn revealed, continuing to explain the why he couldn't follow through with it. "Unfortunately, timing didn't work out. It would have been amazing!"