“I honestly way prefer what they’ve done with it”: Freya Allan Reveals Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Had a Different Ending That Was Thankfully Changed

Freya Allan prefers the revised ending of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes than the original one.

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  • Freya Allan revealed that there is an original ending to Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.
  • The scene was revised and according to the actress, it was better and more compelling.
  • Allan shared that they failed to keep her character's secret during the promotions.
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Freya Allan made a surprising revelation about the true ending of Wes Ball’s Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, and she’s truly happy with the direction they went. According to the actress, the edit was much more convincing, and she’s glad with how it turned out.

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Freya Allan in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Unfortunately, Allan feels a bit disappointed that her little secret with Ball has been spoiled to the public. They planned to present her character in a specific way during the promotions, but things did not go the way they planned.

Freya Allan Is Beyond Satisfied With The Changed Ending In Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, actress Freya Allan shared that Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes originally had a different route that was ultimately redirected.


In the scene that I shot, Mae was going there to kill him because he scares her. His intelligence scares her. Mae doesn’t want to kill him, but she feels she has to. Originally, you actually see her pull the gun on Noa, but his back is turned to her.”

This scene stirred the audience’s curiosity about Mae’s next move, leaving them holding their breaths and at the edge of their seats. It made them think if she was about to shoot him. “Mae is crying as she’s doing it. And then she doesn’t. The minute he mentions Raka’s name, she puts the gun down,” the actress further said.

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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Allan believed that whatever happened in the editing room made the film so much better. It made the scene more compelling, and it let the audience absorb it all.

But then in the edit, they wanted it to feel more subtle, and I honestly way prefer what they’ve done with it. It’s so much smarter and really allows you to think more. So it becomes a very emotional goodbye, one with tragic, lingering doom.”

Additionally, Allan debunked the rumor that she went method acting for this role. She claimed that her “dirty” appearance in the movie helped her get into character.


A huge part of the film also saw the actress as the one with no mocap suit, which she admitted made her feel cooler. “What they were doing felt so silly, initially, but I have massive respect for what they all did,” she added.

True Nature Of Freya Allan’s Character Was Unfortunately Spoiled

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Freya Allan in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

In the same conversation with THR, Allan said that she prepared herself how to lie to the press about her character. “I know that Wes [Ball] didn’t want that to be revealed,” she quipped.

They planned to present Mae as the mute Nova during the film’s promotions, but the secret was eventually spoiled.


I do think that it’s a bit of a shame that it’s already been spoiled, but hopefully, the people who don’t know, who haven’t seen all the clips and things, can still be surprised by it.”

So far, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes has a rating of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes. As per Forbes, the film debuted with $55 million in its opening weekend, which is quite an impressive feat.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is now showing in theaters worldwide.


Written by Ariane Cruz

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.