Katie Cassidy Jokes Stephen Huszar’s Jawline Drew Her to Hallmark Role

Katie Cassidy teased that her A Royal Christmas Crush costar Stephen Huszar’s facial options satisfied her to behave alongside him — and later date in actual life.

“Who doesn’t need [to] be swept off their ft by Prince Henry? Or Jawline. Prince Jawline,” Cassidy, 36, completely advised Us Weekly whereas talking about what drew her to taking part in Ava Jensen in Hallmark’s latest “Christmas in July” characteristic.

Cassidy famous that her A Royal Christmas Crush character’s profession as an architect additionally drew her to the half. Within the film, Ava will get a chance to work on the Royal Ice Resort, the place she meets Prince Henry and finds her personal fortunately ever after.

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“She’s a boss. However I like that she had a previous,” Cassidy defined whereas selling the Saturday, July 8, launch. “I like that she form of rose above the very fact of her previous and her ex-husband. And she or he is form of, like, on this new path. … I believe that I cherished that she was crammed [and complex]. There was some substance there.”

Cassidy — who introduced her real-life romance with Huszar, 39, by way of Instagram in June — added: “And I like a love story. It’s a really candy, cute love story.”

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Huszar, for his half, gushed to Us over his scene associate and revealed how Cassidy’s presence on set made the work much more enjoyable. “We’re coping with such an unbelievable actor right here. For me it was such a present to have the ability to work off somebody who’s so current and has simply a lot to supply,” the Chesapeake Shores alum advised Us throughout a joint interview. “I believe there’s a whole lot of layers to the movie.”

Huszar identified that the 2023 Hallmark rom-com is “very well timed with a royal form of twist to it as properly” amid all of the adjustments within the U.Ok. following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022.

Katie Cassidy Jokes Stephen Huszar's 'Prince Jawline' Drew Her to ‘A Royal Christmas Crush’ Role
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“There’s a lot strain on the royals, particularly with the handing off of the crown, but additionally with what’s occurring with the princes,” he advised Us, referring to King Charles III taking on the throne and his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, being at odds over the previous few years. “So, I believe it’s only a good — I believe individuals will have the ability to establish with it. It’s for the occasions actually. I believe that’s what differentiates it.” (Rigidity between William, 40, and Harry, 38, grew in January when Harry’s memoir, Spare, got here out and slammed the royal household.)

Cassidy chimed in and referred to as the challenge a “feel-good film” that made her really feel fantastic whereas filming. “[It] made me really feel good too,” Huszar gushed. “[It’s] nonetheless making me really feel good.”

Along with discovering love off digicam — the twosome met in March whereas capturing the Hallmark romance — each Cassidy and Huszar have been over the moon about working for Hallmark.

Whereas the Arrow alum is new to the Hallmark household, Cassidy advised Us she cherished “the spirit” and the way “gentle and loving” everybody was on set. “Everybody has one another’s again, I really feel like,” she mentioned. “Everyone seems to be simply fantastic.”

Huszar, who appeared his first Hallmark challenge in 2011, agreed along with his girlfriend. “It actually appears like household,” he advised Us. “It’s all the time good to work with individuals you’ve labored with earlier than and that, as Katie says, has your again.”

A Royal Christmas Crush premieres on Hallmark Channel Saturday, July 8, at 8 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Kat Pettibone