‘Party of Five’ alum continues her work for Hallmark
Q: You’ve made a lot of Christmas movies for Hallmark, and you’re adding two this season. You had “Christmas Waltz” last week, and now, there’s “Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas.” How does this latest one, about various people invited to an inn for the holidays, stand out for you?
A: It has an element of mystery, but in the end, it is about family and being surrounded by love. Home is what you make of it around the holidays, and each character in this is going through a time of grief or a time when they need healing, and they come together and realize that they all can help each other. And that they all need each other to move on. Together, they make a beautiful and joyous Christmas celebration, and it’s a gathering they’ll never forget.
Q: This is Blake Shelton’s third “Come Home for Christmas” movie, in as many years, as the executive producer. How were your dealings with him?
A: I didn’t have involvement with him personally on this, though I’m a big fan of his music. I know he’s been incredibly involved in every decision. Whether it’s the score or the story, everything has been run by him.
Q: You typically do a lot of cable-movie acting in any given year. How has the situation been for you in the age of the coronavirus pandemic?
A: Like everyone, I’m just trying to find my way. Everyone’s safety has been a top priority, and I’m just thrilled to be back to work and to be telling stories that I know are going to bring some joy to people. I’ve been working as an actress since I was seven years old, and I consider it an honor to be a working actress. And I know how blessed I am to be able to say that.