Paul Greene Reflects on Friendship With ‘Awesome’ Lori Loughlin

Lengthy reside Hope Valley! Although Paul Greene and Lori Loughlin have each left When Calls the Coronary heart, they’ve continued to remain shut mates.

“I do [keep in touch with her],” Greene, 48, solely informed Us Weekly on Thursday, December 15, recalling a troublesome time that Loughlin, 58, helped him get by.

“When my mother fell and hit her head just a few years in the past and he or she was in a fairly dangerous place [and] we didn’t know if she was gonna make it, Lori was there probably the most for me throughout that point,” A Christmas Detour star informed Us whereas selling his 2022 vacation motion pictures I’m Glad It’s Christmas and Match for Christmas. “We have been on When Calls the Coronary heart on the similar time, after which all through every little thing that was occurring, I stayed in contact together with her simply to verify on her and see how she was doing.”

The Canada native starred as Dr. Carson Shepherd on the Hallmark drama till his Could 2021 departure. The Full Home alum, for her half, performed Abigail Stanton forward of her season 8 exit, when she was written off following her involvement within the faculty admissions scandal. (Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli have been accused in Could 2019 of paying bribes to assist daughters Olivia Jade and Bella safe admission into the College of Southern California. After the married couple pled responsible to fraud expenses one yr later, they have been every sentenced to jail.)

Paul Greene, Lori Loughlin.
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Loughlin — who made her performing return within the WCTH spinoff When Hope Calls in December 2021 — has since discovered solace in her circle of mates as she returns to regular life following her December 2020 launch.

“She was really in Sudbury in North Bay, North Ontario, like just a few days after I left,” Greene stated on Thursday. “So we touched base [then because I wanted] to see how she was doing. … She appeared like she was very blissful and in excellent spirits to be again [acting]. I feel she’s superior [and] I attempt to keep in contact together with her as a lot as I can.”

Shortly after the Summerland alum’s transient cameo in When Hope Calls aired, she booked her first film with Nice American Household. Information broke in September that Loughlin will headline the community’s Fall Into Winter, which is slated for a January 2023 launch.

“Lori is a genre-defining star that I’ve had the distinction to name a detailed buddy and collaborator for greater than 15 years,” GAF president Invoice Abbott stated in an announcement on the time. “We have now a shared imaginative and prescient for creating significant and memorable motion pictures that resonate with our passionate followers, and I stay up for welcoming her again to Nice American Household to anchor our 2023 winter programming slate.”

Greene, for his half, has additionally made the transfer from Hallmark to GAF. The actor — who’s nicknamed the “King of Christmas” attributable to his spectacular 11 vacation film credit — starred within the community’s I’m Glad It’s Christmas final month.

“It’s very flattering and ridiculous, however, it’s not like I attempted to go trademark it like Mariah Carey [and] I’m not gonna like attempt to make a dwelling off of the ‘King of Christmas’ indirectly,” Greene quipped to Us, referring to the “All I Need for Christmas” songstress’ rejected utility to trademark her “Queen of Christmas” moniker. “I like being part of having folks come collectively and for one thing that often is just not very divisive.”

Whereas the Match for Christmas star loves filming vacation motion pictures, he hasn’t dominated out a possible WCTH return.

“Yeah, I imply, I’m speaking with [series producer Brad Krevoy] about it, like, find out how to make it work. This era of my life is absolutely particular,” Greene informed Us, noting he’s been busy producing the TV pilot Topanga and performing within the upcoming movie Autumn within the Black Jaguar. “And so, not being on When Calls of Coronary heart has been a problem as a result of I actually love the household there and I used to be on it for thus lengthy, and the followers are wonderful. … So, I’d get again on When Calls of Coronary heart. It simply is dependent upon what capability and when [but] I’m undoubtedly speaking with him about some type of a chance.”

Greene initially left WCTH through the season 8 finale shortly earlier than associate Kate Austin gave delivery to the pair’s son, Austin, the next December.

“One thing that’s actually been particular is I’ve had all this high quality of time with my household, but in addition I’ve been capable of be part of another initiatives which you can’t essentially do in case you’re a sequence common for 5 or 6 months of the yr,” the “I Love Now” musician — who additionally coparents son Oliver, 19, with ex-wife Angi Greene —  informed Us.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi