A Walk To Remember was on of those memorable, early 2000’s teen movies that has us sobbing for hours after watching it.
The film’s leads, Mandy Moore and Shane West, had us believing in love and swooning for days, but there’s one thing we never knew about the film that has us aww-ing!
Mandy Moore recently opened up to EW about the film, revealing that she actually started to fall in love with Shane while filming the movie!
"Shane was so cool," Mandy told EW, pointing out "the way he dressed... and the music he listened to,” as things that made him stand out.
"He was the character to me and there was definitely a part of me that absolutely fell in love with him. I don’t know if I could discern the difference between him and the character at that point in time because, again, it was my first experience doing anything like this and I was a 16-year-old, impressionable girl.”
Mandy went on to say that when she finished the film, she was convinced she would never have another experience “as special” as A Walk To Remember.
"Shane was so wonderful. I didn’t know what I was doing and he’d done movies and he was on a critically acclaimed TV show. He had a lot of respect as an actor and I was just the total newbie. I didn’t even know how to hit a mark, I was so fresh-faced and naïve. 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. He was just the perfect partner for that."