Lacey Chabert is a daily fixture on the Hallmark Channel, showing in movies equivalent to “The Christmas Waltz” and within the film sequence “Crossword Mysteries.” But her newest Hallmark movie, “Sweet Carolina”, is a bit totally different than the standard Hallmark Channel fare.
“Sweet Carolina” tells the story of Josie (Chabert), who abruptly turns into the authorized guardian of her niece and nephew after the tragic demise of her sister. Tyler Hynes performs Josie’s highschool boyfriend Cooper, whom Josie reconnects with after returning to her hometown.
In an interview with Hollywood Life, Chabert revealed the challenges and rewards of telling this story of household and loss. Chabert shared that though her character faces an “extremely troublesome balancing act” elevating her niece and nephew whereas nonetheless mourning her sister’s demise, she wished to verify the movie wasn’t solely centered on grief.
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Chabert Wanted the Movie to Have a Message of Hope
The Hallmark actress informed Hollywood Life that she wished to inform a extra dramatic story with this movie, whereas nonetheless leaving the viewers feeling hopeful and impressed.
“In protecting with what Hallmark does so nicely, it was most necessary to me that, by way of tragedy, these characters discover hope and discover ways to put one foot in entrance of the opposite and transfer ahead,” Chabert informed the outlet.
Chabert hopes the viewers feels how she feels about her scenes with Hynes. She believes there is a particular feeling you get when reconnecting with somebody out of your previous, the way it brings again a rush of reminiscences.
“It’s not only a unhappy film. There’s quite a lot of pleasure within the film, quite a lot of completely happy moments, quite a lot of levity in being a dad or mum unexpectedly, and revisiting your highschool days and mates,” says Chabert.
Chabert Co-Created the Film’s Concept
In an Instagram post, the “Crossword Mysteries” star defined simply how concerned she was with the inventive technique of “Sweet Carolina.”
“My extremely proficient buddy Jonathan Prince and I had espresso again in 2018 and dreamed up this story collectively after which he and Michael Reisz wrote such a fantastic script. It’s the primary time I’ve ever seen a mission come to fruition from begin to end and I’m so grateful for all that I realized alongside the best way,” Chabert wrote.
Chabert was additionally an executive producer on the movie. She informed Hollywood Life, “I’m simply so grateful to Hallmark for the chance to have such a powerful voice within the tasks that I do with them and to be allowed to be a creator on one thing and stroll this highway.”
The Role of Cooper Was Created With Hynes in Mind
Chabert says that when she and Prince have been growing the story for “Sweet Carolina,” she at all times had Hynes in thoughts for the function of Cooper.
In her interview with Hollywood Life, Chabert mentioned of Hynes, “He’s such an excellent actor, and he has such depth in his work. I knew he can be grounded and convey the emotional depth that I hoped his character would carry. He did such an exquisite job and was such an superior collaborator.”
You Can Watch the Movie on June 26
Although the movie first premiered on the Hallmark Channel on May 15, you’ll be able to watch it once more on June 26 at 7 pm ET.
Plus, do not miss a model new Hallmark film starring Chad Michael Murray and Aly Michalka, “Sand Dollar Cove” on June 26 at 9 pm ET.