Andrew Walker He knew fans would “like” his page Christmas Island The candy cane gestured to Pal Tyler Haynes – It was completely spur of the moment.
“My character is Mr. Christmas. He’s ready for Christmas,” Walker, 44, said exclusively. Us Weekly About how the scene unfolded on Tuesday, November 14 while promoting his partnership with Envy Apples. “I’m getting ready to shoot this scene, and I’m like, ‘I want to shoot.’ [on more]“Because I just wore my jacket in the scene.”
Walker, who plays holiday-loving Oliver MacLeod in the 2023 Hallmark movie, remembers thinking there wasn’t enough Christmas spirit in his costume.
“I’m like, ‘No, no, guys, this guy’s like Mr. Christmas, let’s load him up with stuff.’ “Throw a wreath around his neck or throw a ribbon,” he explained. “So once I had all of that around my neck, I was like, ‘I’m missing something.'” I still felt like I needed something.
Ultimately, Walker drew inspiration from the set itself, and from his memories of being with Haynes, 37, in 2022. Three wise men and a child. (Hines and Walker have been friends for years, and are actually related to each other. Walker’s wife, Cassandra TroyHe is one of Heinz’s cousins.)
“I looked at the Christmas tree and there were some candy canes on the Christmas tree, and it hit me in that moment. I was like, ‘I’m going to give a little wave to Tyler and I’m going to chew this thing like Tyler did in Three wise men“,” said the actor weEmphasizing that he knows that viewers “will love anything with Tyler and I arguing with each other or appearing with him.”
Heinz memorably chewed a candy cane or had it hanging out of his mouth the entire time Three wise men And a childwhich starred Heinz Walker and Paul Campbell. In honor of the candy talent, Walker made his own version Christmas Island While decorating and telling jokes about the holiday season.
“After the scene [had] The couple takes, [my costar] Rachel [Skarsten] She turned to me and said, “This character is the most unusual man I have ever acted opposite.” “I also think life imitates art in a way because I’m also a weirdo,” Walker joked.
Walker said that in addition to his tribute to Heinz in the film we Which Christmas Island It has a special place in his heart for many reasons. “Working with the people in Halifax and working with the marine crews is just amazing. “They give people so much and can’t do enough for us,” he said, noting that the film marks the first time Hallmark has “shot a movie in Canada for Canada and actually calls the location “It’s Nova Scotia and Christmas Island.
the Sweet autumn The star added: “This movie… every day felt like just a new adventure.” [It] It felt really, really spontaneous too. I love working with actors who want to act, and Rachel was willing to share that with me. “There was something special about this movie.”
Walker called Christmas Island One of his “three favorite Hallmark projects,” he says we That any movie is finished Nikki DeLoach It is “always” the best choice.
“I suspect Christmas dream It was special to us. It was our first movie we did together, and I thought the story was really honest and I loved that movie,” he revealed as his No. 2 pick, adding that his other top Hallmark movie is Three wise men and a child.
Three wise men It’s so iconic that it’s getting an extended sale this holiday season at the network. The upcoming show, which will air on Hallmark Movies Now on Monday, November 27, will feature a cameo from Envy Apples as well, thanks to Walker’s recent partnership with the production brand.
“I’ve also done a few Easter eggs with Envy Apples in other movies I’ve done — just putting them on set and things like that, but they’ll actually be called Three wise menWalker said we Of cooperation. “You’ll see the Envy brand. How cool is that? It’s amazing that they’re really integrated into the Hallmark brand, and this is probably one of my most beloved Hallmark movies that they’re going to feature the product in. I’m very excited about their involvement.”
Learn more about Envy Apples on the brand’s website.
With reporting by Johnny Mackey