With all of the fabulous Hallmark Channel movies being released right now, I’ve been reminiscing about my time playing an actress playing a 1930’s mobster’s girlfriend (yep, you read that right) in Hallmark’s I Married Who. Man aren’t vintage costumes fun? Here’s my original post from when I wrapped filming on the project.
I have been completely blessed lately to have been cast alongside some truly amazing leading men, and I Married Who (formerly Always a Bride) was no exception. For this project, I played a present-day actress filming a 1930’s mobster movie. My fellow mobsters, Leon and Marc, were sweethearts as was leading man Ethan Erickson who was so positive and upbeat during the long hot shoot it was unreal.
My scenes shot over 2 days on the studio lot in Simi Valley and of course we were shooting outside in 100+ degrees! I got to do a film noir style sneak up on the guys and pull a gun out of my handbag all while wearing an amazing vintage ensemble (my “1930’s” shoes were actually current-day Jessica Simpson’s). Needless to say, I had a ton of fun with the role and even got to chat with the super cool Jim Hanks (Tom Hanks’ brother) who plays the Director of the 1930’s movie within the movie.
Here’s a synopsis of the film: “The lovely yet overly-organized JORDAN LANE (played by Kellie Martin) is about to tie the knot with her boyfriend, PETER DRAKE, a myopically ambitious young attorney. However, one night in Las Vegas for a bachelorette party undoes everything for Jordan who learns, in the process, that Peter might not be the man for her…”
I Married Who will be released on the Hallmark Channel once it’s finished. More info to come! Oh, and for those that care to see, the girl who did my hair did an amazing job so here’s an up-close look at it. Keep in mind, my hair is REALLY long and reaches down to the lower 3/4 of my back. I’m pretty sure she used over 100 bobby pins to do this…