After a protracted wait, Hallmark followers are lastly getting a brand new Hannah Swensen Mystery film.
The movies, beforehand often known as the “Murder, She Baked” collection, are primarily based upon the Hannah Swensen Mysteries ebook collection by Joanne Fluke. Alison Sweeney performs Hannah and Cameron Mathison performs her love curiosity, Mike.
“Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen thriller” picks up six months after the final film left off. Mike and Hannah are engaged and have began planning a marriage, however a homicide at a 24-hour gymnasium complicates their already busy lives.
Heavy had an opportunity to meet up with Alison Sweeney and focus on the brand new film prematurely of the August 8 premiere.
Sweeney Wanted the New Movie to Feel Like Home to the Fans
It’s been greater than 4 years since Sweeney final performed Hannah Swensen and loads has modified since then. “Sweet Revenge” has a special author and director than the earlier movies within the collection.
Sweeney, who serves as an Executive Producer, says she felt a duty to be sure that “Sweet Revenge” continued on within the spirit of the old movies. “We needed to provide the viewers a very cohesive feeling,” Sweeney advised Heavy.
“Sweet Revenge” was filmed in and round Vancouver, British Colombia, simply because the older films had been. Viewers will probably be happy to see that Eden Lake is simply as they bear in mind it. “It was actually vital to me to get it proper,” Sweeney mentioned.
The “Days of Our Lives” actor additionally mentioned that the script, written by Marcy Holland, helped the cast get proper again into the characters they’ve performed so many instances earlier than. “She (Marcy Holland) offered such a straightforward information for us to get again into it,” mentioned Sweeney.
Sweeney is All About Satisfying the Fans
Although followers have been ready for “Sweet Revenge” for years, they’re going to be glad to know that Sweeney hasn’t forgotten about them. Far from it.
“The fan response is so vital to me. I really feel actually in contact with the followers of this collection as a result of they attain out,” Sweeney advised Heavy. “They had been on the high of my thoughts the whole time we had been creating this.”
Sweeney additionally has a secret weapon with regards to getting contained in the heads of Hannah Swensen thriller followers. “One of my best mates actually loves these films,” she advised Heavy. “So she was positively an advocate in my ear on a regular basis.”
As Sweeney has gotten to know the Hannah Swensen followers through the years, she’s taken it to coronary heart that folks love to observe the films time and again. She advised Heavy she used this data to speak to the scriptwriter about “layering in actually emotional, private, enjoyable, household moments and romantic triangle moments so the viewers has a cause to observe (Sweet Revenge) time and again although they know the way it seems.”
Sweeney Revealed One of the Film’s Plot Lines
Sweeney revealed a enjoyable facet of “Sweet Revenge” involving Barbara Niven, who performs her mom, Delores. While studying a Hannah Swensen ebook, Sweeney notably loved a plotline the place Dolores writes a romance novel primarily based on Hannah’s life, with out her understanding. When Hannah ultimately figures out the ebook is about her, she’s mortified.
“That storyline simply tickles me. I assumed that was so humorous and I might simply image Barbara enjoying it so properly,” Sweeney advised Heavy. She talked to the scriptwriter about placing the storyline in “Sweet Revenge” and says the onscreen second lived as much as her expectations.
“It didn’t fail to ship. I’ve a smile on my face proper now simply fascinated with it,” Sweeney mentioned.
The Funny Mistake That Happened On Set
Sweeney crammed Heavy in on a shaggy dog story from the set of the movie. In the ultimate sequence, Hannah is operating away from a harmful state of affairs. The director instructed Sweeney to attempt to escape by a aspect door as she was operating. Figuring the aspect doorways can be locked, Sweeney pushed into them through the take and so they swung proper open.
“The crew burst out laughing,” Sweeney mentioned. “They had been like ‘you are purported to be appearing, Ali!”
Sweeney Confirmed She’s Doing Another Hallmark Christmas Movie
The “Hannah Swensen” actor hopes to have the ability to give followers an replace on her different Hallmark collection, “The Chronicle Mysteries,” quickly. In the meantime, she will verify one other thrilling undertaking.
“I’m positively preparing for a Christmas film. We’re in improvement proper now,” Sweeney advised Heavy.
What about one other Hannah Swensen film? Will Hannah and Mike be getting married quickly? Sweeney says followers might have to attend some time for a marriage, however they need to “buckle in and get settled in for some enjoyable, romantic drama in between.”
“I’m not ashamed to ask the followers to let Hallmark know the way a lot you like the film,” Sweeney advised Heavy, including that followers ought to tweet or put up on Facebook in regards to the movie. “Let them know you really liked it and that you really want extra Hannah.”
Don’t miss the premiere of “Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery” on August 8 at 8 PM EST.