Miley happy with Last Song script
Published 30/03/2010 | 17:37
Miley Cyrus has confessed she would have told writer Nicholas Sparks if there was anything she wanted changed in The Last Song, but she was thrilled with the finished script.
The Notebook and Dear John author wrote the film - about a sullen teen reluctantly spending a summer with her estranged father, a pianist and composer who hopes his gifted daughter will resume her own piano studies - especially for Miley and let her choose her character's name, but after that she left him to it.
Miley said: "I let him do his thing - I wouldn't want someone to do that to me when I'm songwriting, it's very difficult when something's not finished, and people are giving you advice."
She added: "At the end, I was definitely thrilled. If there was anything, I would have told him, but there was nothing wrong."
Sparks, 44, wrote the film into a novel, which was published last autumn while Miley, Liam Hemsworth and Greg Kinnear were making the movie, but revealed it was not as easy to adapt as he first thought.
He confessed: "After I wrote the screenplay, I thought, oh great, this is it. I'm going to do a novelisation. Nope. That novel was so challenging to write on a number of levels that had nothing to do with the screenplay," Sparks said.
"You want to make it its own unique work, because primarily, I am a novelist. I wanted a really good novel."