So much love! The cast of Virgin River is used to drama on camera, but off screen the actors have a close bond — and lots of fun filming their Netflix show.
Fans were introduced to midwife and nurse practitioner Melinda “Mel” Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge) in 2019 when she relocated to the small town of Virgin River, California, to give her life a refresh.
Seasons 1 through 4 show Mel discovering that the sleepy town she thought she was moving to has many twists and turns. Jack Sheridan, the local bar owner, is the center of the drama.Martin Henderson).
The couple got engaged in season 4 of the show’s premiere in July 2022. However, their relationship has been anything other than smooth. Mel’s pregnancy and the question of who the father is has been somewhat of a sore spot for the couple.
Season 5 of the series, which began filming in summer 20,22, will hopefully end all the baby drama as the couple prepare to become parents. (Mel previously thought that her late husband, Mark — played by Daniel Gillies — could be the father.)
As fans await the next chapter of the drama series, they can take a look back at the cast’s best moments behind-the-scenes. In fact, many of the show’s stars, including Henderson and Breckenridge often post pictures from set dating back to season 1.
The cast’s bond has become more apparat as the seasons have continued and Ben Hollingsworth, who plays Dan Brady, couldn’t help but gush over his Virgin River “family” in July 2022.
“That sense of community is what I think makes this show so great. It really does feel like the small town where everyone has each other’s back,” the Under the Olive TreeActor told Cosmopolitan U.K.Season 5 is in the making “We’re like that when we get on set. We were right in the thick of the pandemic when we shot season 4. We weren’t able to actually hang out on set as much as we’d like. We’re so tight that even the pandemic couldn’t keep us apart.”
Jenny Cooper, who plays Joey Barnes, agreed with her castmate but noted that the actors don’t always see each other a ton once they leave the Canadian shooting location.
“We hang out there. The days are so long that you really do get to know each other,” she told the outlet. “Then when the day is over we kind of have to get back to our lives.”
Colin LawrenceHe revealed, for his part that dance breaks are the best moments on set.
“When you work with Alex, she always likes to have a dance party,” Lawrence, who plays John “Preacher” Middleton, said of Breckenridge. “Between takes … you’ll hear this music turn up and you’ll turn around and you’ll see Alex breaking out into a little dance. We love having a good time dancing.”
Scroll down to see a selection of the Virgin River cast’s coolest behind-the-scenes moments over the years: