Katie Lee Biegel Will accept his novel Groundwell Getting the Hallmark movie treatment is a “welcome surprise” since she published the book in 2011. The movie, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, premieres Aug. 21 at 9 p.m. on Stars. Lacy Chabert and Actor Rivera.
“When I first heard that Hallmark wanted to start production on the movie, the first person I thought of was Lacey,” Katie said. Hollywood Life Specifically. “I really wanted her for the part because I’m such a fan of hers. I think she’s so great in Hallmark movies. I think this is like her 32nd Hallmark movie. She’s so good and so believable, and I think she’s a great actress. Yes. Ector really embodies Ben, and the two of them have great chemistry when you see them together on screen.
The film follows a chef named Emma who travels to Hawaii after a personal and professional setback. During her stay, she meets Ben, a handsome, reclusive surf instructor whose lessons help her regain her footing.
The cooking show host serves as an executive producer and also has a cameo in the film. “It was an unexpected surprise,” admitted the girl. “I was so excited when they asked me to do a cameo. I play myself so it wasn’t a real acting stretch. I was a little nervous that I couldn’t remember my lines, but our director was great. He made me feel comfortable. I was probably my most I was nervous when I had to film a scene with Lacey and have to talk to her one-on-one because most of the time I was judging a cooking competition so I thought, hey, I can do this. .
On a journey to take Groundswell On the TV screen, changes have been made. “It’s very different in the movie version than the book version, but I like it,” Katie commented. “My characters seemed to take on a new light and a new dimension. It’s fun to see how screenwriters shape my original story to make it suitable for a TV movie. I love it. When I went to Hawaii, it was pinch-me moments all day that I couldn’t believe it was happening and watching it.
when the kitchen When the co-host saw the film for the first time, it brought him to tears in a good way. “I cried. I was crying. I couldn’t believe it really happened,” said the girl Hollywood Life. “It was honestly a dream come true, and when they do the last line of the movie — I can’t say what it is to ruin it for anyone — but it brought me to tears. I was blown away by the whole thing.”
There are many good food dishes in the film. Katie gets a chance to reunite with A top boss in alum Groundwell. “I talked about different dishes with the writers and then my co-judge on the cooking competition scenes. Lee Anne Wong from top chef,The girl revealed. “I’ve known Lee Anne for years since we were on the first season top boss together with So when it came time to cast my judge, I immediately thought of Lee Anne because she lives in Hawaii. So we cast her in that role and Lee Anne actually stepped in and styled a lot of the food for the movie. She is such a talented stylist, so she styled Lacey’s dishes and made them look extraordinary.
As she watches her book come to life on TV, Katie hopes viewers will “always have power in you.” You just have to look for it. It’s always there. Surfing is really a metaphor for this and learning to pick yourself up to see that you’ve got a strap to attach your feet to the board, so if you fall, you can pick yourself back up. I think it’s about how sometimes losing everything you want is how you find what you need.”
Katie has published several cookbooks over the years, but Groundswell His only remaining fantasy novel. told Hollywood Life that she wants to write “another novel or a screenplay. That’s something I really hope I do down the line. I feel like my brain cells aren’t quite there after the kid runs around. I haven’t written another story yet but maybe after he starts school.” I can write novels again.”