Mandy Moore originally grew into a singer in the late 90s, early 2000, along with pop princesses Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera. However, unlike those vocalists, she achieved enormous success as an actress. (Sorry, Britney, you tried it with Crossroads!) In 2002, Mandy made her debut in an A Walk To Remember, a romantic drama about an unsuspecting young woman with leukemia who falls in love with a worn-out teenage bus (Shane West).
Seventeen years later, the couple united at a special event. Earlier today, Mandy, who currently shines in the hit drama series This Is Us, received a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. (Yes, homeless people will probably pee from it tonight, but still – it’s coveted!) During a speech at the ceremony, the Candy singer reflected: “A career is shaped by so many things, and for me there are two monumental projects they represent both where I started and where I am now. “
She continued: “Looking back at that time [on a walk to remember], my first leading role, I cannot help but think of my poor, dear fellow star Shane, who explains the basics of film making, such as how beat my purpose and when and how to deliver my lines … [He was] exceptionally patient, kind and so talented. “
Mandy concluded: “Frankly, none of us knew that this project would have the range and resonance it has had over the years, with new generations discovering it and falling in love with a story that forever occupies a very special place in my heart will take … Only one person is needed to see a spark in you, to see you in a way that you may not see, to give you permission to go beyond what the world does or does not expect from you and completely change the path of your life and career. “
On social media, the 34-year-old posted a photo with her old-fashioned Shane West, posing in the same position as the characters on the film poster. “Stars have always been kind of our business,” she wrote on Instagram. caption “Thankful to @theshanewest for his kind words on this very special day, one that I will never forget. It was a walk (or fame) to remember.”
Last month, Shane, who is currently trading in the Batman prequel series Gotham, thought about working with the starlet. “Mandy was phenomenal and my best friend when we worked on it,” he told E! News. “We hadn’t had anything that was such a success, so that will probably be one of my favorite memories.”
In addition to Shane, a few Mandy’s co-stars from This Is Us appeared during the Walk of Fame ceremony, including Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Jon Huertas, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metzand and Susan Kelechi Watson.
Well, we live in the age of endless sequels and revivals – how about A Walk To Remember 2: Still Walkin ‘? 2 Walk 2 Remember? A run to remember? A creep to remember? A lively jog to remember? There is money to be made here, Hollywood!