Seventeen years after A Walk to Remember made Mandy Moore and Shane West memorable on-screen teen sweethearts, the two reunited in the sweetest of circumstances. West made a speech honoring Moore at the actress’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony this afternoon in Los Angeles.
Entertainment Tonight ran excerpts of the speech, where West reflected on working with Moore years ago and how much their relationship meant to him then. “We could have not been more opposite when we met,” West started. “I was busy wearing ill-advised clothes and having dubious hair choices and eyeliner and my garage punk band or whatever that was, and you were killing it on the pop star scene, and you had very long, beautiful blonde hair at the time. I was trying to get you to listen to The Clash and the Ramones, and you weren’t very interested in it, but you were sweet about it.”
“Not only was this film a wonderful experience in every way, it gave me the chance to fall for this fantastic woman,” he continued. “Mandy, you are an absolute gem, your smile is absolutely ridiculous—seriously, it’s ridiculous, and it lights up the room when you walk in—your energy is irresistible, and your heart is second to none. I couldn’t be more proud of you, I couldn’t be more happy for you. Love ya.”
Moore was very moved by the entire thing. “Stars have always sort of been our thing,” she wrote, referencing the film (West’s character named a star after Moore in it). “Thankful to @theshanewest for his kind words on this very special day, one which I will never forget. It was a walk (of fame) to remember.”
From ELLE US