A Walk to Remember Turns 18: Inside Mandy Moore and Shane West’s Sweet and Enduring Friendship

PEOPLE.com | 1/24/2020 | Staff
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18 years after A Walk to Remember, Shane West and Mandy Moore are still the closest of friends.

The actors formed an enduring bond on the set of the drama, which centers on the unlikely relationship that blossoms between Jamie Sullivan (Moore), the resident good girl and daughter of the town’s preacher, and Landon Carter (West), a wayward teen, when they are forced to star in their high school’s upcoming drama production.

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The tears really start flowing when Jamie shares her cancer diagnosis with Landon and he dedicates his time to fulfilling every item she has left on her bucket list with the time they have left.

Since the movie’s premiere, the two have often spoken about how important the experience of making the film still is to them. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly for the movie’s 15th anniversary in 2017, Moore expressed how incredible her time on the movie and working with West had been.

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“It was such an overwhelmingly positive, memorable experience,” she said. “Shane was so wonderful… 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.”

West shared similar sentiments. “It genuinely was...
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