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MANDY MOORE: I think that it was such an overwhelmingly positive, memorable experience for me because it was my first leading role and it was the first film I worked on away from home.
We shot it in Wilmington, North Carolina, and it was the first time I’d ever had that kind of camp-like experience where you come home and cry when it’s over and you’re determined to keep in touch with everyone.
Those types of things can happen often, but then maybe the movie or TV show isn’t very successful and people don’t really get to know about it. Adam, the director, had a lot of control, and he really liked the idea of Mandy so he was seeing if I could cut it with her.
In our case, it was a great experience, it was a lot of fun, everyone bonded on set and off, it happened to turn out to be a success. He brought us together in a room and we read a few scenes and chatted mostly, and then all of a sudden it was happening.
These romances follow a reasonably simple formula: take a heart-wrenching premise, add in some beautiful people and a stunning North Carolina-esque backdrop, be sure to incorporate some inspirational action that overcomes all adversity, and you are on the road to a Sparks success.
I was less scared of it then than I am now — when you’re younger and you don’t know what to expect, you don’t know to be scared yet. Everything about him – the way he dressed, the little cigarettes that he smoked, and the music he listened to.
I felt incredibly lucky right off the bat that I had someone who was as willing to work with me and who was patient and understanding. SW: It was kind of perfect the way we came into the project because she was coming from this pop background at that time — she had her song “Candy”, and a role in the and for me I was into punk rock and so it was like completely opposites attract, or opposites are forced together to work.
It was great for the role because that’s how the characters are put together in the movie.
I was just so caught up in the moment and the experience.
I absolutely walked away from that project so convinced that there would never be a project as special as that. I didn’t know what I was doing and he’d done movies and he was on a critically acclaimed TV show.
Mandy was really nervous, I remember, in the beginning, but once she committed to it she slipped right into the role effortlessly and it just really fit her. We all did, but we were all in our 20s apart from her.