Mandy Moore's vintage post caught the eye of her A Walk to Remember costar Shane West

By Maria Pasquini
February 08, 2019 04:23 PM
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Mandy Moore is looking back on her pop star past.

In honor of flashback Friday, the This Is Us star, 34, shared a photo of herself from many years ago on Instagram.

In the image, Moore — who was rocking her then-signature blonde tresses — smiled while posing with a cardboard cutout of herself.

“Fun,” she wrote alongside the image, although the caption may have been sarcastic, seeing as she went on to add a face palm emoji.

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| Credit: Mandy Moore/Instagram

Keeping in line with the throwback theme, the image caught the eye of Shane West, Moore’s costar in the 2002 film A Walk to Remember.

“Let me know when you want me to return the cutout….” he wrote, adding a nail painting emoji. In response, Moore replied with three dizzy face emojis.

Credit: Mandy Moore/Instagram

Ahead of the 15th anniversary of the film, Moore revealed that she was actively working on getting back in touch with West, 40.

“I just reached out to Shane,” she told PEOPLE. “We hadn’t talked in years. So he and I were going back and forth, and I was telling him about the show and he was telling me about his show. We’re going to try and get together one of these days.”

Mandy Moore and Shane West
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Moore, who famously went brunette for her role in the film, told Entertainment Weekly that dying her hair was absolutely “transformative” for the star at the time

“It came at a time in my life when I was only seen from the pop music landscape and through that lens. There was a real significance to coloring my hair,” she explained. “As silly as it sounds, there was a real significance in the way that people saw me, but also in the way that I carried myself and that I saw myself.”

“I remember that Mandy was very nervous about dying her hair,” West added. “It’s amazing how it really changed her life.”

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Moore also recently told PEOPLE that she would “be down” to make an appearance in Princess Diaries 3, shortly after Anne Hathaway revealed there is a script for a new film and that Julie Andrews is game.

Moore, who played mean girl Lana Thomas in the first movie, explained that she’d “like to see [that] life has kicked her down a few pegs, because she was the bully at school.”

“Maybe she’s a little more humble,” she added.