James Marsden On Paul Walker: “He Was A Really Wonderful Human Being”
Actor pays his respect to Walker who was supposed to play Dawson in The Best Of Me…
Incredibly, The Best Of Me is the ninth film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel – with The Notebook being the most famous and successful one to date.
And James Marsden (who played the guy that Rachel McAdams does not marry because she needs to be with Ryan Gosling in The Notebook!!!) – is back for his second Sparks moment, and this time he is in a starring role.
He plays Dawson, the good guy from the wrong side of the track, but Marsden was not originally approached for the role.
Paul Walker was due to star in The Best Of Me, but tragically died last November before filming began.
Speaking of Walker, Marsden told MTV News: “I knew he was not only a tremendous actor he was a really wonderful human being….
"As an actor, you give your best to a role... that just added a little bit more to it that you wanted the movie to succeed in his honour.”
The Best of Me is on general release now.