[The Proposal Wedding]
What is your favorite movie wedding and what makes it so special?
Lynnette: I love when two people who are so not right for each other find that happy-ever-after. I think that’s why I’ve watched The Proposal so many times I can lip-sync everyone’s lines. Uptight Margaret Tate and her assistant, Andrew Paxton, wouldn’t make the top of anyone’s list of perfect couples. Margaret practically blackmails Andrew into proposing to her and then calls off the wedding as they literally stand at the altar. And still, love prevails.
Margaret: The wedding that still stands out in my mind after all these years is the one in Shrek. Fiona transforms into an ogress every night because of a magic spell. By morning she reverts to her regular human form. But something goes haywire during her wedding and she is transformed back into an ogress. Wanting to look beautiful for Shrek, she’s naturally dismayed. He looks at her with loved-filled eyes and says, “You are beautiful.” The real magic is that every bride is beautiful to the man who loves her—even a green ogress.
If your new book was made into a movie, who would you like to play your bride and groom?
Lynnette: I’d hope that Dierks Bentley, an incredible country singer, would step up to the plate and enter the acting world to play Beck Elliot. He’d be perfect—and I’d owe him! For Tansy Calhoun Forbes, I’d choose Lyndsy Fonseca. Add some curly red hair, and she’s my Tansy!
Margaret: Meg Lockwood would have to be played by Jennifer Lawrence. Since Meg has two grooms (I know, I know) the first one must be played by an actor who’s a bit nerdy like Elijah Wood. Australian actor Chris Hemsworth would be great in the role of groom number two, provided he can manage a Bostonian accent.