Wow! Just Wow! What an amazing day spent with an incredible group of talented people. Honestly it was unforgettable! 15 Bloggers were invited to Blogger Day on the Set of Nicholas Sparks’ upcoming book to movie adaptation of The Best of Me. I’m a long time Nicholas Sparks fan and was one of just a couple of book bloggers who were chosen. The other bloggers were a mix of mom bloggers, travel bloggers, entertainment bloggers…
I was flown into New Orleans, picked up by a driver and taken to New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway (super nice hotel). Just the start of an incredible amazing couple of days.
I was able to meet and interview author Nicholas Sparks as well as the 4 main cast members – Liana Liberato, Luke Bracey, Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden. Everyone was so incredibly nice, gracious and accommodating.
The actual interviews will be posted closer to the movie’s release (I’m thinking September maybe).
But here is a quick teaser…
Nicholas Sparks says his purpose in writing is to take us through the entire range of human emotions. His favorite flavor of ice cream is vanilla. He also told us a ghost story.
With no hesitation James Marsden told us his favorite scene to film was the 11 minute long sex scene with Michelle Monaghan.
The Australian food Luke Bracey misses the most is meat pies. He was kind enough to do a shout out to my #fangirl daughter and wrote and signed a note for her. His next project is a reprise of Keanu Reeve’s character Johnny Utah from the 1991 movie Point Break.
Michelle Monaghan taked with us about transitioning from True Detectives to filming movies after the birth of her baby 6 months ago. I was hardly human again 6 months after having a baby and just look at her! Impressed.
And Liana Liberato is adorable. Her favorite scene was one filmed on the roof with Luke in the rain. Before we get to see her in The Best of Me she’ll appear as Mia’s friend Kim in the August release of the book to movie adaption of If I Stay by Gayle Forman. She was also kind enough to do a shout out to my teenage son.
And the biggest question of the day… Will the ending of the movie be the same as it is in the book or will it be changed? You’ll have to wait to find out the answer to that one!
Following our day on the set we were treated to dinner at Tableau in the French Quarter. The food was to die for!
A huge thanks to Relativity Media for the invite and trip!
Lots more great stuff from the trip & set visit will be posted closer to the movie’s release date.
The Best of Me Movie will be in theaters on October 17th. I can’t wait to see it.
My Whirlwind Trip to New Orleans Slideshow…
The photos I’ve posted online on my social media sites in one 6 minute long slideshow