Luke Macfarlane Is a Musician in Real Life & on Hallmark

Luke Macfarlane has just lately starred in Hallmark Christmas films with a robust musical focus. Last yr he starred in “Chateau Christmas,” the place he performed the position of a musician. This yr in “Christmas in My Heart,” he is taking part in the position of a rustic singer. But Macfarlane is not only a musician on TV — he is a musician in actual life too. He as soon as even had a script modified to mirror his musical background.

Macfarlane Had the Script to ‘Chateau Christmas’ Changed to Reflect His Musical Training

Macfarlane is a classically educated cellist, and he performed his cello lots throughout his 14-day quarantine earlier than filming final yr’s film, TV Goodness reported. In reality, he had the unique script for “Chateau Christmas” modified to mirror his musical background.

“The unique script was having him play the violin, and I stated, ‘Let’s change it,'” he advised TV Goodness. He had introduced his cello with him so he’d have one thing to do whereas in quarantine, and realized that having his character play a cello reasonably than a violin can be rather more genuine.

“It was actually enjoyable to follow day by day for 14 days. I can’t keep in mind the final time [I did that],” he shared.

He stated his background in music additionally helped him respect the live performance finale in “Chateau Christmas” much more.

“I like music,” he stated. “I actually do. I’ve performed the cello since I used to be somewhat child. There was one second when Merritt’s character is taking part in the piano. I keep in mind they’d this excellent pianist, Karen Allred. She had written all of the music and recorded this lovely Christmas-themed [composition]… I used to be listening to her play on the live performance and it simply hit me. I felt myself tearing up. Just that incredible second the place you [feel the] music. That was actually perhaps certainly one of my favourite issues. It was simply additionally enjoyable [to] sit round between takes and play cello and folks [realized I could] truly play.”

He Was Once in a Band

Macfarlane advised the Hartford Courant that he was a member of a boys choir in class and in eighth grade, he shaped a band with some mates known as Fellow Nameless. He was the band’s lead singer and songwriter. He ended up leaving the band to pursue performing at Juilliard.

Macfarlane advised Rage Monthly that everybody in his household had an academic-focused profession and he was “terrified that I’d find yourself in that area and be sad.” He determined to audition for Juilliard as a result of he performed a cello.

“I knew I wasn’t a ok cello participant to make it,” he admitted. “So as a substitute, I assumed I’d trick them into believing that I’m a ok actor. I used to be very fortunate and obtained into Juilliard. I used to be not a theatre child, however this turned my escape plan.”

Macfarlane is starring reverse Heather Hemmens within the new film “Christmas in My Heart.” The film premieres on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on Saturday, October 23 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central.

The synopsis reads: “Concert violinist Beth tutors the daughter of reclusive Country music star Sean to prep her for the vacation live performance. They are joined by way of the connective energy of music.”


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