Hallmark’sMix Up in the Mediterraneanwas filmed in an unique location whereas following strict pandemic protocols. Starring Jeremy Jordan and Jessica Lowndes, this film premieres on Saturday, February 20 at 9 p.m. Eastern (8 p.m. Central.) Here are all the particulars on simply the place it was filmed and the cast that introduced the film to life.
‘Mix Up in the Mediterranean’ Was Filmed Entirely in Malta, Including at the Phoenicia Malta Hotel
Hallmark’sMix Up in the Mediterraneanwas filmed on location totally in Malta in December. Producer Colin Azzopardi told Newsbook that the film was filmed primarily round the Phoenicia Hotel, and likewise filmed on Merchant’s Street, Upper Barakka Gardens in Valletta, and Naxxar’s Palazzo Parisio.
The Phoenicia Malta Hotel was “extraordinarily accommodating all through the making of the movie,” he shared.
According to the hotel’s website, it is situated simply exterior Valletta “on the fringe of the metropolis’s sixteenth Century bastions.” The lodge was initiated in the Thirties by Lady Margaret Strickland. She employed architect William Bennie to design the lodge. The lodge was requisitioned by the British navy after which focused throughout a 1942 World War II air raid. It was returned to Malta in 1944. Today, any visitor can keep at the lodge, and it is also usually used as an occasion venue for particular events like weddings.
The Hallmark film used native Malta expertise for a lot of roles, together with Edward De Gaetano, who performs the lead’s principal culinary competitor, and native actors Emelie Ulfeby, Stephen Oliver, Antony Edridge, and Mikhail Basmadjian.
Palazzo Parisio, one other filming location, is listed by Air Malta as a terrific location for a regal marriage ceremony, with a gilded ballroom, Baroque gardens, and extra.
Upper Barraka Gardens, one other filming location, is a part of a set of colonnaded gardens created in 1661, Malta Uncovered reported. They’re near Castille Place in southeastern Valletta, and had been as soon as non-public gardens. They weren’t opened to the public till 1824.
One Scene Was Filmed at the Tritons’ Fountain
One of the scenes was filmed at the Tritons’ Fountain, GuideMeMalta shared.
The Tritons’ Fountain is situated simply exterior of Valletta, and has three bronze Tritons holding up the fountain. It was constructed in the Nineteen Fifties. The bronze figures had been restored in 2017.
Jordan Said Malta Had Some of the Best Food He’s Ever Enjoyed
In an interview with Parade, Jordan shared that they principally filmed in Valletta, the capital of Malta.
“It is beautiful and we had a few of the finest meals I’ve ever tasted whereas we had been there,” he stated. “…I’m gonna rank the Pasta Carbonara from Capo Crudo in Valletta, Malta amongst the prime three issues I’ve ever tasted.”
While the film was filming, it was referred to asBaked Alaska.
The synopsis for the film reads: “A small-town prepare dinner impersonates his large metropolis chef twin to compete in a culinary contest and falls for the lady in cost of the occasion, who thinks he’s the brother who’s married.”
Where they filmed was beautiful.
Meet the Cast
Jordan performs Josh and Julian. He and Lowndes shared this hilarious video exhibiting them after only one drink.
Jordan is maybe finest recognized for his position as Winn onSupergirl. His different credit embodySmash (Jimmy), Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure (the voice of Varian),The Flash, Elementary, Law & Order: SVU,and extra. He was additionally inDisney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical!and the current Hallmark filmHolly & Ivy.
Lowndes is Meg Wescott. She, Jordan, and Callum Blue created a parody of The Bachelorettethroughout a filming break.
Lowndes has many credit, together withRediscovering Christmas, Too Close for Christmas, Over the Moon in Love, Christmas at Pemberley Manor, Major Crimes, Magical Christmas Ornaments, Dirk Gently’s, 90210(ADrianna Tate-Duncan for 114 episodes),Eden, Motive, Merry Matrimony, Greek(Mandi), and extra.
Callum Blue is Henri Vermeiren. He’s finest recognized for his position as Mason inDead Like Meon Showtime. His different credit embodyRelated, Secret Diary of a Call, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Proof, Royal Pains, The Tudors, and Smallville the place he performed Zod.
The cast additionally consists of:
- Michelle Martin (Heiki Mueller)
- Edward Degaetano (Etienne Leduc)
- Stephen Oliver (Chester Peele)
- Antony Edridge (Preston Wescott)
- Nadia Sohawon (Annie Leroux)
- Nicholas Jackman (Patrick O’shea)
- Emelie Ulfeby (Deirdre Zidane)
- Mikhail Basmadjan (Tim Kinsella)