Making her personal magic! Kimberley Sustad first popped up on the Hallmark Channel in 2012 — and she or he has since develop into a number one woman and movie author for the community.
Two years after her breakout Hallmark function in A Bride for Christmas, Sustad nabbed her first lead half as Marilee White in 2014’s The 9 Lives of Christmas. It took seven extra years earlier than followers bought a sequel to the cat-themed rom-com and the actress was simply as thrilled about it as viewers.
“I’m excited for them to essentially pinpoint the callback to the primary. The diehard followers that know the within jokes or the issues that we pull from the primary film into this one. As a result of you may’t do the identical factor twice,” Sustad teased on the “Hallmark Happenings” podcast in November 2021 of The 9 Kittens of Christmas. “We did do a pleasant job of going, ‘Do not forget that factor guys?’”
Sustad famous: “It was necessary to me to carry again Marilee’s love for ice cream. It’s a very new scene differently. However ice cream continues to be concerned.”
She additionally revealed that the creators “introduced again the puffy coat,” including, “I’m excited for folks to see how this one ends.”
One yr later, the North to House actress gave followers a take a look at how particular it’s to work with Hallmark Media after being a part of the community’s crew for a decade.
“What an evening. I can’t consider I’m part of such an unimaginable household and @hallmarkchannel you actually are household,” Sustad wrote by way of Instagram in October 2022 whereas attending Hallmark’s “Countdown to Christmas” occasion. “Thanks for having me, and for thus many ‘pinch me’ moments. I’m so grateful.”
The Marriage ceremony Each Weekend star continued: “There are none who do Hallmark Moments such as you. And to the followers that make this all doable, THANK YOU!!! It’s all for you and I get to do what I do due to you. Love you. Lots. Oh and Welcome To The Countdown to Christmas!!!!! This yr is lit!!!!!❤️❤️❤️ Prepare!!!!”
Sustad continued her Hallmark legacy with 2023’s Sport of Love. Within the movie, the actress performs a artistic board sport designer who butts heads with advertising guide Matthew (Brooks Darnell) whereas creating a brand new sport centered on serving to gamers discover romance.
“I feel there’s loads of enjoyable that’s had on this film,” the Lights, Digicam, Christmas! star stated throughout a Hallmark Fb Q&A on Wednesday, March 8. “However there’s a level, the place I feel it’s folks taking a threat on placing themselves on the market. [It’s] extremely terrifying for us as human beings. It’s a giant ask. It’s scary. And typically you fail.”
She added: “I feel that worry is one thing everyone can join with. And watching them stumble via that can also be very relatable. I feel folks may have loads of enjoyable within the sport of this factor, however then [you’ll] get hit with the center.”
Sport of Love premieres on Hallmark Channel Saturday, March 11, at 8 p.m. ET.
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