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The state of Georgia lobbied hard to host the filming, offering all sorts of tax breaks.
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A lot of the shots - especially the night time ones - used Miley Cyrus's double. Cyrus was still technically a minor at the time of filming so the number of hours she was able to work was strictly limited.
Liam Hemsworth's greatest fear was that he would not convince as a beach volleyball player, never having played the sport before and lying about it in his audition.
Liam Hemsworth had to get scuba certification for the film.
Miley Cyrus worked with a dialect coach to help lose her Southern accent. She also learned to play a classical piano.
Greg Kinnear had to leave the production for several days as his daughter Katie was born.
Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman and Liam Hemsworth all attended workshops on stained glass window making.
Liam Hemsworth won the part in the film after learning that he had lost the title role of Thor (2011) to his older brother, Chris Hemsworth. Liam had only just moved to the States from Australia at that stage and hadn't even gotten around to procuring an American agent.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth started their widely-publicized relationship during filming.
Nicholas Sparks wrote the screenplay for this movie as a vehicle for Miley Cyrus, and then adapted the novel from it. The novel was released shortly before the movie.
Tybee Island is a protected landscape. Permission had to be given every time someone had to walk on the dunes. The production found it easier to build their own which were rendered so perfectly and blended in so well with the real natural habitat that they were allowed to remain as part of the terrain after filming had been completed.
The turtles proved difficult to work with as they only make their walk to the ocean at dusk. This effectively meant that the crew only had 15 minutes to shoot them before it got too dark, as the turtles didn't respond to artificial light, so it took 4 nights to get the required turtle shots.
The first film Kelly Preston worked on after the death of her son, Jett Travolta.
With this screenplay, Nicholas Sparks deliberately aimed at a younger audience.
The first movie to be shot and set in Tybee Island.
The church - a pivotal plot point in the movie - was actually a specially built prop. At one point, Miley Cyrus was interested in buying it.
Miley Cyrus chose the name of her character Ronnie in tribute to her grandfather Ron Cyrus who died in 2006.
Julie Anne Robinson was hired to direct because Disney wanted a slightly edgy, indie feel to the film.
Director Julie Anne Robinson and her cinematographer John Lindley deliberately used a lot of longshots and wide shots to give the film a feeling of a lot of space. This was to emphasize how alone and isolated a lot of the characters feel.
The song "She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5 is played on the radio. Kelly Preston appeared in the song's music video. Moreover, Miley Cyrus joined 'Adam Levine', the lead singer of Maroon 5 as a coach on the 11th season of _The Voice_.
Season 4 of Miley Cyrus's show Hannah Montana (2006) had to go on a slightly longer hiatus due to her filming commitments on The Last Song (2010).
Taylor Lautner was considered to play Will Blakelee.
Thunderstorms, tropical rainstorms and jellyfish were just some of the natural difficulties the production had to contend with during filming.
Temperatures were consistently over 100 degrees Fahrenheit with nearly 90% humidity throughout the entire shoot.
This is the 6th film adapted from a novel by Nicholas Sparks. It is the second one to be rated PG after A Walk To Remember. It was released less than two months after Dear John, meaning that there were two Nicholas Sparks novel to film adaptations in the same year. It should also be noted that Nicholas Sparks wrote the screenplay for the film before writing the novel itself, which was something he'd never done before.
Taylor Swift had 3 callbacks for the role of Ronnie before Miley Cyrus was cast in the part.
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Jack Kingston: man sitting beside Kelly Preston at the church in the end.
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