When it came time to shoot Mandy Moore’s love scenes in ‘How to Deal’ with co-star Trent Ford, they were as awkward as all actors will tell you their love scenes are. “Trent’s a pretty confident guy. I’m a pretty shy modest girl in many ways, so it’s always awkward doing a scene,” Moore told ComingSoon.net. “Especially because at that point in time you’ve become friends and you’re friends with everyone on the crew. It’s just an awkward time for everyone because the crew guys don’t just want to watch you seeing what you’re doing and the director doesn’t want to have to give you direction like, ‘Um, don’t kiss for that long’ or ‘Are you adding tongue?’ There’s just so many weird elements that go into being romantic on screen and it’s so choreographed too. People don’t realize it’s like my cheek has to be in this position, his head has to be tilting this way, we have to linger couple inches apart before we actually kiss so any sort of romance is long out of the way before you actually get to do it.” Read more.
Bette Midler Takes Mandy Moore’s Breathe Away
July 23, 2003 – Us Weekly quotes Mandy saying of her acting and singing elder contemporary: “I love Bette Midler. I’d love to have her career. I saw her once at an awards show and stalked her a little. She was walking ahead of me and I had to remind myself to breathe.”
Mandy Moore Not Surprised By Musical Struggles
July 22, 2003 – Mandy is featured on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Today, where the actress/singer admitted to struggling with the musical side of her career. “I wasn’t surprised, I wasn’t shocked in terms of my musical career not being as successful as anticipated,” she admitted. “I’m happy that I’m still allowed the opportunity to do music and go in the studio and record and do what I love, ’cause that’s my passion. I’m just as blessed and lucky to be able to have the opportunity to do stuff in the film world, and people have been so accepting of that transition. So I’m just counting my lucky stars that I’m around and there’s an audience out there still, because that allows me to do what I love to do.”