Exclusive: Shane West appears to be like again on A Walk to Remember on the movie’s twentieth anniversary, and the bond that is still between him and co-star Mandy Moore.
A Walk to Remember star Shane West displays on the movie on its twentieth anniversary. A Walk to Remember, which was released in January 2002, was the second main movement image to be tailored from a Nicholas Sparks romance novel after 1999’s Message in a Bottle. The movie was directed by Adam Shankman, and wasn’t as sizable successful as different Sparks diversifications like The Notebook or Dear John. However, it did make practically quadruple its $12 million finances and was later voted one of many 30 most romantic films of all time.
In the movie, West performs Landon Carter, a juvenile delinquent who’s given a possibility to keep away from expulsion by doing neighborhood service at his college. His punishment throws him along with Mandy Moore’s character Jamie Sullivan, who’s the daughter of the native Baptist minister. Although they’ve identified one another casually, Jamie and Landon rapidly develop a stronger bond and fall in love. Unfortunately, their younger romance is minimize brief by Jamie’s revelation that she has leukemia, and the pair get married to allow them to spend her final months collectively as husband and spouse.
Screen Rant had the chance to sit down down with West to debate his new movie Outsiders, which is presently out in theaters and on VOD. During the dialog, he mirrored on the twentieth anniversary of A Walk to Remember. He revealed that he’s nonetheless shut together with his co-star Moore, as a result of their shared success early of their careers “can genuinely connect you to one another.” West defined that two fictional lovers grew to become real-life buddies as a result of they “inherently cared about each other.” Read his full quote under:
“Well, there was always a genuine connection there [..] and to have something do so well at an early stage of your career, I think can genuinely connect you to one another. The whole cast is really connected in that sense. But Mandy and I, obviously being the love story part of the love story, yeah, we inherently cared about each other and that’s what keeps the connection going.”
Although Moore and West haven’t worked together since A Walk to Remember, each have had their very own profession successes. Moore went on to star as Rapunzel within the Disney animated musical Tangled, and is now persevering with her drama/tearjerker undertaking legacy by starring on the hit NBC drama This Is Us alongside Gilmore Girls’ Milo Ventimiglia. West additionally made a reputation for himself on tv, most lately showing as Bane in Batman prequel collection Gotham season 5.
While A Walk to Remember‘s tragic ending imply that it’s not constructed to have sequel or franchise potential, the concept of a reboot has been floated. With each Moore and West beforehand saying they’d like to reunite in a future movie or TV collection, audiences can solely hope that when This Is Us ends, one in all Moore’s subsequent initiatives will deliver the 2 again collectively once more to allow them to have fun their movie’s twentieth anniversary indirectly. Although Nicholas Sparks adaptations appear to have gone out of style (the newest was The Choice in 2016), there are many different methods to reunite two of cinema’s most iconic younger lovers.
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