A Walk to Remember

Mandy Moore Looks Back on "A Walk to Remember" (VIDEO)

Released in 2002, it is based on the 1999 romance novel by Nicholas Sparks. Co-starring Shane West, the movie features West as a troubled teen who's hijinks have pushed him to the brink of expulsion from high school. In her first starring role, Mandy Moore plays the daughter of the town preacher whose introverted nature initially repels West, but eventually gains on him as the pair form a life-changing relationship.

As Mandy Moore explains in the video, filming "A Walk to Remember" was a life-changing experience for a teenager just breaking into Hollywood. 

Falling in love with Shane West? Yes, she did! Check out this exclusive interview for details!

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"A Walk to Remember" w/ Mandy Moore on ABC Family!

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ABC Family loves Mandy Moore!

We hear A Walk to Remember, starring Mandy Moore will air on ABC Family this evening!

If you've just finished finals or are getting home from a long day at work, this is an awesome chance to catch Mandy in one of her most memorable roles. A Walk to Remember airs on ABC Family, May 9th, 2012 at 6:00pm/5:00c.

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"A Walk to Remember" on ABC Family at 8:30/7:30c

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MandyMooreBlog.com has learned that A Walk to Remember, starring Mandy Moore will air on ABC Family later tonight!

If you've been recently itching to see Mandy in her first starring role, this is a great chance to catch it in fantastic quality on cable's ABC Family, April 12, 2012 at 8:30/7:30c.

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Inspired by Mandy Moore in "A Walk to Remember," Miley Cyrus in "The Last Song"

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With over 50 million copies of his books in print, author and screenwriter Nicholas Sparks is Hollywood's version of King Midas, with films like Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, and The Notebook to his credit. 

For an author who has already achieved fame and fortune, this month's premier of The Last Song starring Miley Cyrus could easily be classified as icing on the cake. Yet for Sparks, it is yet another reason why he is so successful.

Simply put, actors and actresses fight to be cast in his films. Back in 2002, starlet Mandy Moore fought to play the role of Jamie Sullivan in A Walk to Remember. Negotiating with the author nearly a decade later, Miley Cyrus took Mandy's lead and used it as inspiration. 

"Disney exec Jason Reed met with Cyrus, who mentioned admiring A Walk to Remember, and before you can say two of those "7 Things I Hate," Sparks had an idea about a romance/family drama combo that pleased Cyrus, her family, and the producers," Elizabeth Snead of Zap2It said.

"She wanted to do a romance," said Jennifer Gibgot of Offspring Entertainment. "I know that she loves Nicholas Sparks and her family is also religious, and he's sort of a faith-based author so it spoke to her on that level." 

As a result, Sparks met with Cyrus and asked her a few basic questions before sitting down to write a screenplay for the film, which also became his next novel. The resulting story, finds Cyrus playing a rebellious young girl spending the summer with her estranged father when she falls in love with a local hunk.

"It was the best summer of my life," Cyrus recalled giddily of filming. "I think every girl is going to walk away from the movie wishing something like this would happen to her." 

The Last Song premieres March 31st in theatres across the country.

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Inspired by 'Dear John,' Mandy Moore Reflects on 'A Walk to Remember'

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With the release of Dear John in theaters this past weekend, author and screenwriter Nicholas Sparks has once again earned a notable place in the spotlight. Known for such classics as Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, and The Notebook, the legendary writer's latest blockbuster-to-be stars Mamma Mia's Amanda Seyfried and A-list hunk, Channing Tatum.

With yet another Sparks novel, The Last Song set to premiere in theaters next month with singer/actress Miley Cyrus, the buzz surrounding the 44 year old writer is certainly bound to continue. For someone like Mandy Moore who fought to appear in the author's beloved classic, A Walk to Remember, the recent upsurge in popularity is ultimately well-deserved. 

"I had such a visceral reaction to it that I remember not being able to read because I was hyperventilating while I was crying," said Mandy of A Walk to Remember. "It was my first movie, and I know people say...it's a tearjerker, but for me, it's the thing I'm most proud of."

The story of a young girl's journey in love while battling terminal cancer, the 2002 film was a winter favorite among moviegoers, grossing $47 million, and netting Mandy three Teen Choice Awards.

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"A Walk to Remember" Tonight On ABC Family 7:30/6:30c

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MandyMooreBlog.com is excited to announce that A Walk to Remember, starring Mandy Moore will air on ABC Family later tonight.

Released in 2002, the film is based on the 1999 romance novel by Nicholas Sparks. Co-starring Shane West, the movie features West as a troubled teen who's hijinks have pushed him to the brink of expulsion from high school. In her first starring role, Mandy plays the daughter of the town preacher whose introverted nature initially repels West, but eventually gains on him as the pair form a life-changing relationship.

If you've been recently itching to see this movie, this is a great chance to catch it in fantastic quality on cable's ABC Family, tonight at 7:30/6:30c.

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