Nicholas Sparks Talks Film Adaptations of His Novels

Posted on April 23, 2012

The L.A. Times chatted with bestselling author Nicholas Sparks at the premiere of The Lucky One starring Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling. This is the seventh of his novels to be made into a movie. The others are: Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, and The Last Song.

Nicholas says he never gets tired of the red carpet, but now he knows what to expect. He says it's always exciting when your getting ready to introduce a film to a new audience. He said he thought the director and cast did a great job adapting the novel, which meant a lot to him. The reporter asks him when he writes if he now thinks about how a scene would play on film. He says he does does keep in mind that it might be adapted into a film, which makes the process it harder. He says the conception is harder, because the idea has to be new for film goers, not just for readers. Once he has the concept down, it's easier. Nicholas also talks about his foundation and the work that it does.

Be warned: The L.A. Times used the nasal cam for this interview -- we kept thinking "step back a pace or two and raise the level of the videocam!" It is tough to get good film on the red carpet while jostling for position with other reporters. Take a look: