Hallmark’s ‘Sweeter Than Chocolate’ Is ‘Diverse’

Chocolate kisses for all! Dan Jeannotte revealed why he was drawn to Hallmark’s Sweeter Than Chocolate position — and the way it’s flipping the community’s typical format.

“Once I first learn the script, it instantly struck me as a special form of story than a few of these rom-coms are typically,” Jeannotte, 41, completely advised Us Weekly on Tuesday, January 31, whereas selling the all-new film. “As a result of we weren’t simply targeted on the love story between the 2 fundamental characters. You additionally get to see these snippets of a number of completely different sorts of affection tales.”

The Canadian actor, who performs journalist Dean Chase within the “Loveuary” movie, added: “I believed that that was so cute and contemporary and it simply introduced vitality to the film and it makes it additional loving, additional candy.”

Dan Jeannotte and Eloise Mumford
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Sweeter Than Chocolate, which premieres on Saturday, February 4, follows Dean as he investigates a fabled chocolate store — and chocolatier Lucy Sweets (Eloise Mumford) — for producing magical cupid treats that deliver the buyer real love.

Lucy and Dean’s doable fortunately ever after, nonetheless, is simply one of many tales that play out on display screen within the Valentine’s Day-themed film.

Jeannotte advised Us on Tuesday that it was evident whereas filming how Hallmark Media has developed lately to characterize all varieties of pleased endings.

“That’s the opposite factor about these sorts of different love tales [that] we get to see inside this, film, is that they’re various,” the Daring Kind alum teased. “[We’re] seeing homosexual love tales, love tales with individuals who met later in life, older individuals who fell in love after having a wedding or shedding a accomplice. And it simply goes to point out there [are as] many various methods to fall in love as there are completely different folks on the earth.”

The previous Reign star additionally gushed over Hallmark’s dedication to depicting all walks of life on display screen. “I believe it’s so vital that networks [and] writers are telling these sorts of tales. I’m so pleased that Hallmark is doing that now,” he mentioned. “It brings me a number of, of pleasure and of, I simply, I really feel good to be amongst people who find themselves telling these various sorts of tales.”

Jeannotte first joined the Hallmark household in 2015 with a task on Good Witch. He has since starred in quite a few movies for the corporate, together with 2022’s The Royal Nanny. When requested to select his “favourite” community venture, nonetheless, the actor had a tough time selecting.

“I’ve been fairly fortunate with Hallmark. [I’ve had] nice motion pictures with nice folks. And in addition, I’ve been actually fortunate to shoot in some actually beautiful places,” he advised Us. “Actually, and I’m not simply saying this as a result of that is the film I’m selling now, [but] this film is my favourite of the Hallmark motion pictures.”

The Paris, Wine & Romance actor revealed that Sweeter Than Chocolate has a “lovely script” and a “lovely vitality” all through. “It’s rather well developed and exquisite,” he mentioned. “It’s my favourite one.”

Sweeter Than Chocolate premieres on Hallmark Channel Saturday, February 4, at 8 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi