Erica Durance starts the holidays at ‘The Christmas Chalet’

‘Smallville’s’ Lois Lane stars in seasonal UP movie

Erica Durance of ‘The Christmas Chalet’ Sunday on UP

Q: In “The Christmas Chalet,” you get to act out a rather traditional seasonal scenario by playing a recent divorcee who tries to ensure a good yuletide for her daughter. Are you a fan of such films?

A: I love Christmas, and I’ve always loved Christmas movies. They’re nice stories and the things that happen in them are happy, and I know that format is doing very well for networks like Hallmark and Lifetime and UP. People are looking for good, simple stories because so many things are happening now that they have no control over. They want to sit down and watch something nice and sweet where all ends well.

Q: Also with another holiday movie (Lifetime’s “A Christmas Melody,” debuting Dec. 13) and your return as Lois Lane in The CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” event, did you expect December to be this active for you?

A: It has been a good year. Being a mom of two boys, I kind of stepped back for a while, but I had the opportunity to do these Christmas films with some friends of mine. And while I was doing them, I got a call to come and do the crossovers for the big (superhero shows), and that was fun. It’s been busier than I thought it would be.

Q: Is it safe to assume it was an especially happy situation for you to go back to work with people you already knew?

A: If I’m going to be away from my family, I want to do things that are fun, and I want to do things with my friends – because life’s too short. It works out well.

Jay Bobbin

Jay Bobbin

Jay Bobbin has decades of experience covering the television and movie businesses, winning Tribune Media Services’ Crown Jewel Award in 2008 for his performance in the company. Over those many years of interviewing and writing, he has spoken with everyone from Robert De Niro and John Travolta to Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett … from Meryl Streep and Julie Andrews to Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

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