Most people associate Mandy Moore with her incredible performance as Rebecca Pearson on This Is Us. Before we met the Pearson family, however, Mandy’s fans adored her for another iconic role — one that she just filled us with nostalgia for.
Mandy and husband Taylor Goldsmith took to Instagram Live to entertain the many of us who have been turning to the social network to pass the time these days. During the stream, Mandy performed the song “Only Hope” from her 2002 film A Walk To Remember. The movie is an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name.
In the movie, Mandy plays Jamie Sullivan, a shy teen who forms an unlikely bond with bad-boy Landon Carter, played by Shane West.
The story is about love and friendship, and it’s incredibly emotional. The song is from a very poignant moment in the film. Fans couldn’t help but be swept up in all their feelings, including ones of nostalgia. Mandy’s vocals are just as powerful as ever, and they delivered in a tremendous way.
Mandy has said how pivotal the role was to her career. In 2018, she told Entertainment Tonight, “My first lead role in a film, in A Walk To Remember, that really just changed the game for me. It solidified that I wanted to be a performer and that I could do it, even though I had no idea what I was doing at the time. It kind of got the ball rolling.”
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