Thanks to our little family vacation in Wrightsville Beach this week, I had the chance to witness a little bit of filming for the new movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks novel, “Safe Haven.”
Anyone who knows me, knows I love Nicholas Sparks. LC (Landyn Carter) is even named after a character from his book and we’ve been able to meet him several times at book signing here in Charlotte, NC.
When I heard “Safe Haven” was filming in Southport, NC (about a 40 minute drive from Wilmington) I HAD to go! I love Josh Duhamel (who’s starring in the movie with Julianne Hough) and I’ve watched him ever since his All My Children days as Leo Du’pre.
I never thought in a million years I would meet Josh (although I dreamt it) and I really didn’t think I would see much of the movie (especially when the first day we went to visit, the whole town was completely flooded!) But, thanks to a super awesome cop guarding the set (and a totally cute baby I could use as bait on my hip)… look who we met!?
He really was so awesome. You could tell he was exhausted and based on what people were saying, they had a pretty busy filming day, but he still took the time to come out and say hi and take a photo. It was seriously the highlight of our beach trip and I am even more excited for the movie to come out now!
I think I’ll read Safe Haven again and picture Josh and Julianne as Alex and Katie next!
I also got a glimpse of the filming at Ivan’s (the restaurant from the book Katie works at.) Here’s a little shot of Julianne from the distance!
More beach pictures to come!