By Amanda Keats
Cecelia Ahern has done pretty well with having her books adapted for the big screen. After P.S. I Love You, it is now time for Love, Rosie (originally called Where Rainbows End) to reach cinema screens – and we were there to discuss the new film at the world premiere in London's Leicester Square earlier this week.
The epic love story of two best friends who just seem to keep missing each other in the romance stakes stars Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire).
Though the author was not involved in the adaptation process, Ahern did get to visit the set. "I was just kind of a stalker fan on set," she joked. She went on to say that she did actually manage to get a cameo in the film but it was sadly cut. We can only hope that it makes the home cinema release!
Ahern was evidently delighted with the cast, explaining: "The chemistry between Sam and Lily's beautiful. You had to believe that they were friends for this amount of time . . . on and off screen there was just this really cool vibe between the two of them."
"It's funny and it's sad. It's really moving and it's naughty," she added.
It clearly wasn't all fiction, though, as the scene where the prom is filmed was where Ahern actually had her prom – a moment which the author found rather surreal!
Love, Rosie is released on 22nd October.