Categories Christmas with the Darlings (2020) Interview

Katrina Law on ‘Christmas with the Darlings’ Romances

Katrina spoke with TV Insider to discuss her new holiday-themed movie, Christmas with the Darlings. Don’t miss it tomorrow, November 8th 8/7c on Hallmark Channel!

Katrina Law (Arrow, Hawaii Five-0) is back on Hallmark for her third movie, Christmas With the Darlings, Sunday’s offering for this year’s “Countdown to Christmas” event.

It’s her second for the network written by her sister-in-law, Tracy Andreen (the first was 2013’s Snow Bride), but their relationship is not why Law loves working with her. “I personally love my sister-in-law regardless of whether I was related to her or not,” Law tells TV Insider. “I think she’s brilliant, I think she’s talented, and I think she writes really fun, creative, heartwarming, funny stories. And to be part of it and to know she trusted me with her second movie was an honor. And to know Hallmark trusted me with a third movie was even more of an honor.”

In this film, Law stars as Jessica Lew, the executive assistant to Darlington Corporation’s CEO, Charles Darlington (Steve Bacic). She’s put in her two weeks’ notice, with plans to continue working for the company as a lawyer.

“There’s a lot of mutual respect [there],” she says. But “one of the best qualities about Jessica, and also the same quality that holds her back a lot, is her loyalty. She’s so loyal and so grateful to Charles Darlington and the Darlington Corporation because not only do they provide her with an amazing job and an amazing work atmosphere, they allowed her to go to law school and finish up her degree as she was working within the company.”

So for her, Charles is “a mix between mentor, amazing boss, father figure, [and] older brother,” whereas his younger brother Max (Carlo Marks), at first, comes across as “the charming, annoying brother.” But as she’ll soon learn, that’s not the case. (Cue the romance!)

Because when she learns that Charles’ orphaned nieces and nephew are going to spend the holidays at boarding school, she volunteers to watch them to ensure they “have a great Christmas,” Law says, and Max joins her. Then, the man she “has a fondness for” but who seemed to be “very unreliable” — Jessica’s reaction when he volunteers to help says it all — becomes “an absolutely wonderful uncle and is 100 percent in this project with her to create a great Christmas for these children.”

Throughout the movie, Jessica learns more about who Max really is, “which is this super-sensitive, vulnerable guy who really wants to be more responsible than what he’s perceived as,” Law says. The two of them help bring each other to the middle — with Jessica more Type A and Max more spontaneous.

“It’s really lovely to see them interacting and compromising with each other, but doing it in a fun and loving way that ends up being quite wonderful for the children in the long run. And, he helps her to realize the joy in spontaneity,” she adds.

The other key relationship in Jessica’s life is that with her best friend, Zoe (Morgana Wyllie). Jessica enjoys playing matchmaker for her with the barista, Kate (Quinnie Vu), who’s clearly interested. Jessica thinks Zoe is “the world’s greatest catch,” Law says. “She’s smart, she’s beautiful, she’s confident. She is sensitive, warm, loving, open, a very successful surgeon, and yet, somehow, still so insecure and awkward at the same time, especially when it comes to dating and putting herself out there.”

Fortunately, Zoe has a best friend who looks out for her. Jessica thinks that with “Kate, who’s nothing but adorable, the two of them will end up being a great relationship,” Law adds. “By the end of the story, I think I’m right.”

Categories 12 Gifts of Christmas (2015) Film Productions Gallery Update

’12 Gifts of Christmas’ Premiere

Make sure you tune in to Hallmark Channel today, November 26, 8/7c for the premiere of Katrina’s new Christmas-themed film, 12 Gifts of Christmas!

When Anna Russo, an unemployed fine arts painter, is unable to make ends meet, she is hired to become a personal Christmas shopper for Marc, an uptight corporate exec. As they begin working together, Marc learns that Christmas giving has less to do with the amount of money spent and more to do with the importance of the gift, while Anna discovers she might find success as an artist in a way she never expected. The best gift of all of course is the love they discover with one another.

Starring Katrina Law, Aaron O’Connell and Donna Mills.

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Categories Film Productions Review Snow Bride (2013)

The First ‘Snow Bride’ Review

Confession: one of my favorite cliches for a romance novel or movie is the one where the hero or heroine gets stuck in the snow and is rescued by the other one. If it’s also Christmas time? I’m there.

Snow Bride involves our heroine being rescued from a snowstorm by our hero while wearing her best friend’s wedding dress, at Christmas time. Plus there’s a stunning cabin, mistaken identity, sizzling chemistry, secrets, a jealous ex, a ball, and lots of amazing cold weather clothes.

Katrina Law stars as Greta Kaine, a Los Angeles gossip columnist in search of a major story to secure a promotion. Jordan Belfi is Ben Tannenhill, son of a Kennedy-esque family who is rumored to be proposing this Christmas. When Greta finds out that her rival is headed to Big Bear, where the Tannenhills are spending the holidays, she races to get there first, forgetting that the weather on a mountain might be a bit different than in sunny L.A.

When she encounters a snowstorm and her car slides off the road, Greta quickly realizes that the shorts and tank top she was wearing when she abruptly left L.A. won’t do much to ward of freezing temperatures. Fortunately she has her best friends voluminous wedding dress in her trunk, having picked it up from the cleaners earlier that day. Wrapped in the bridal gown, she goes in search of help and bumps into Ben.

Greta knows who Ben is, of course, but sensing an opportunity for inside scoop, she fudges her own identity. After a chaste night in the land manager’s cabin, the pair end up at the big house where Ben is faced with his brother Jared and Jared’s new girlfriend – who happens to be the woman who broke Ben’s heart. To save face, Ben introduces Greta as his girlfriend. Fake identities, family issues, and professional integrity are all in the mix as this charming tale unfolds.

I was impressed with Law, who haven’t seen in any other projects. She and Belfi have terrific chemistry, nearly setting a couch on fire during one hot scene (don’t worry, this is Hallmark so things don’t get out of hand). Law holds her own opposite Patricia Richardson, co-starring as the Tannenhill matriarch, and generally proves herself quite capable of handling a lead role.

Christmas romances can be hit or miss, but this is one you’ll want to record and watch again on a lazy Sunday afternoon with a cozy blanket and a cup of hot chocolate.

Snow Bride premieres Saturday, November 8 at 8/7c on The Hallmark Channel.

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