Staff Pinstripe perpetually! Dan Jeannotte has nothing however love for his Daring Sort costars — and thinks Meghann Fahy’s efficiency in The White Lotus is one thing to be revered.
“[She was] unimaginable. Improbable. She has such an enthralling pure presence,” Jeannotte, 41, solely advised Us Weekly whereas selling his newest Hallmark film, Sweeter Than Chocolate. “The place you’re feeling like she’s actually simply being herself. And so originally of The White Lotus, you possibly can nearly assume it is a bit like Sutton from The Daring Sort in a special circumstance, however then issues go on and he or she reveals these completely different layers of her character. She was simply wonderful.”
The Good Witch alum starred alongside Fahy, 32, in addition to Aisha Dee and Katie Stevens on the Freeform present from 2017 to 2020. Jeannotte portrayed Ryan “Pinstripe” Decker, the love curiosity of Stevens’ Jane Sloan. The twosome’s on and off romance instantly resonated with followers who had been rooting for the couple to experience off into the sundown collectively by the collection finale.
When — spoiler — Ryan cheats on Jane in season 3, nevertheless, the pair finally name it quits for good, leaving many followers feeling that they’d been cheated out of a relationship they’d invested in for years. Their frustration is one thing the alum can resonate with.
“I used to be unhappy that it didn’t work out for [Jane and Ryan].” Positively unhappy, however I feel it made sense in numerous methods. I’m not indignant on the writers. I do know a number of the followers are [and] I understood the place they had been coming from,” he defined to Us. “I feel it was actually beautiful that within the remaining episode, Jane and Ryan received to have a sort of a bit second — to not say essentially like that there’s romance once more sooner or later for them — however simply that they’ll see one another once more as buddies, as friends.”
Jeannotte added that the duo’s dynamic “wasn’t all heartbreak” and he’s glad the characters realized there was “one thing good” between them earlier than the present got here to a detailed. “I wish to think about them sooner or later getting again collectively. When he’s a bit older and extra mature,” he confessed.
Whereas nearly all of Jeannotte’s time on The Daring Sort was spent reverse Stevens, 30, the Canada native admitted that he yearned for extra scenes with the remainder of the solid — particularly 32-year-old Fahy.
“That complete gang was simply unimaginable and I hope I get to work with them once more,” the Reign alum gushed to Us. “The entire solid was simply — they’re incredible individuals. Katie Stevens, who I did most of my scenes with, is an actual expensive pal now. And the remainder of them too. We all the time talked about how I want I had extra display time with Meghann Fahy.”
Whereas Jeannotte is admiring the Massachusetts native’s work on The White Lotus from afar — and hoping the twosome will reconnect on display someday — he’s additionally busy together with his thriving profession starring in Hallmark’s upcoming film Sweeter Than Chocolate.
The Valentine’s Day-themed movie, which premieres on February 4, follows Jeannotte’s Dean as he investigates chocolatier Lucy Sweets (Eloise Mumford) — who he suspects is producing magical cupid treats that deliver the patron real love.
“After I first learn the script, it instantly struck me as a special sort of story than a few of these rom-coms are typically,” he advised Us. “As a result of we weren’t simply targeted on the love story between the 2 major characters. You additionally get to see these snippets of numerous completely different sorts of affection tales.”
Dean and Lucy’s romance is simply one of many tales advised within the movie, which airs throughout Hallmark’s “Loveuary” programming subsequent month, and delves into the origins of assorted individuals’s love tales. Jeannotte, for his half, had his personal fairy story when it got here to falling in love with spouse Heidi Hawkins.
“We met doing a play collectively. We’re each performing in As You Like It, [a] Shakespeare romantic comedy. And that’s certainly one of his performs the place by the tip of the play, all people is getting married,” he advised Us, laughing. “So we had been truly getting married on the finish of this present. We performed characters who fall in love, however as a result of we weren’t crucial characters within the present, we simply fall in love, like instantaneously within the house of a line. It was a really cute and humorous starting to our relationship, nevertheless it wasn’t truly the beginning of our relationship but.”
The Royal Nanny actor defined that he and Hawkins, 41, “couldn’t be collectively” once they first met, however the “spark was ignited” between them. “Perhaps a yr or two later is after we truly began relationship. And now we’ve been married for 10 years,” he stated.
For Jeannotte and the Crawler star, it’s all about persevering with to “discover enjoyment of one another” because the years go on.
“It’s a must to be prepared and accepting of the truth that you’re going to vary, you’re each going to vary,” he defined. “The individual that I’m now isn’t precisely the person who my spouse married 10 years in the past. I’ve modified. She’s modified. And so it’s important to maintain assembly one another anew. It’s a must to maintain rediscovering one another and rediscovering what your connection is, what your bond is, you recognize? So ideally you retain falling in love over and over.”
As for if Dean and Lucy get their very own fortunately ever after in Sweeter Than Chocolate, viewers should tune in to seek out out.
Sweeter Than Chocolate premieres on Hallmark Channel Saturday, February 4, at 8 p.m. ET.
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi