Becky asked Frances Mayes:

I loved your book "Under the Tuscan Sun" so much. Even though I enjoyed the movie I felt cheated that it did not reflect your book. How do you feel about how your book was rewritten?

Frances Mayes Oh. I knew that the film would require more drama for the big screen. I liked the film and it was, basically, the same story. I'm an admirer of the director and screenwriter Audrey Well. Who could complain about being played by the lovely Diane Lane? Still, I missed the sense of the HOUSE being restored as a major theme!!

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