[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]
Hallmark Channel wraps up its 2017 Fall Harvest Season with A Harvest Wedding, starring Jill Wagner and Victor Webster. Webster has been a regular presence on both Hallmark networks this year. He was on Hallmark Channel in February with Love Blossoms, his Christmas movie Home for Christmas Day premiered as a sneak peek on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in July and will formally join the new holiday lineup when it kicks off next month, andÂ he recurred in the second season of Chesapeake Shores. I talked to Webster earlier this week about his busy year.
A Harvest Wedding casts Webster as David, a modern-day farmer who has successfully taken over the family business and evolved it, organizing a farmer’s market with the other growers in his town and expanding his horizons with a little agricultural chemistry. That idyllic world is thrown for a loop when his long-ago high-school sweetheart lands on his doorstep as the wedding organizer for his brother’s fast-approaching wedding.
Webster loved entering that world. “I knew they were shooting in Vancouver, which is always a bonus for me. I read the script and thought it was good, and I said, ‘Yes.’ We shot it [outside Vancouver proper] in Langley,” he explains.
“[There is] great local talent up there, so Vancouver is always a great place to shoot. They keep a lot of actors busy. They’re a great company to work for. It’s great for actors who haven’t had a chance to work in a lot of things to cut their teeth, sharpen their skills, and show people what they can do.”
He had two favorite scenes in the film–one out among the locals and another that was a small set piece. “[I enjoyed] when we’re shooting in the rain in umbrellas. It was pouring rain the entire day. We were shooting in an actual farmer’s market and there were real people. We had to tell people not to look at us, and we had one shot for continuity because people would move on and finish their shopping,” he laughs.
“[I also liked] the scene in the kitchen whereÂ [Sarah] encourages me to go after my dreams. There’s humor, a developing, budding romance, friendship, there’s everything in that scene. Both of us don’t really remember how it ended [in high school]. It kind of faded [as you talk less and less] and get caught up in your own life. It just dissipated, as it does in young love.”
In Home for Christmas Day, Webster stars opposite Catherine Bell in a movie set at Christmas that wasn’t necessarily a Christmas movie. He enjoyed that balance, and getting to work with Bell. “I used to watch JAG back in the day. I was like, ‘I get to work with Catherine Bell?’ She’s obviously very talented,” he says.
“I liked that I wasn’t a huge part of the story. It was more about the kids and the mother’s relationship with her daughter I came in and provided the alternative and voice of reason and explaining that she might be holding on a little too tightly [instead of]Â letting her daughter go out there and live, which parents have a tendency to do when you’ve had some pain in your life.”
“[I was the] voice of reason and the alternative view. It was nice to come in and play the role. It was a movie aboutÂ characters during Christmas rather than a Christmas movie.”
In the just-finished second season of Chesapeake Shores, Webster’sÂ Douglas was a business partner with the potential for more to the series lead character, Abby, who left things in an uneasy uncertainty with her true love on the show. That may give Douglas a window if the show returns for a third season.
“I love the show. I loved everyone I was working with [and]Â shooting on Vancouver Island, which is absolutely beautiful. It was a fun character to play. I love coming in, mixing it up and causing trouble. I don’t know what’s happening with my character. I would assume, with the way it ended, he’s going to be mixing it up in Chesapeake Shores in the future [if there’s another season].
Webster also caused a little trouble in TV Land’s Younger back in July and had a great time shooting in New York City and playing with that cast. “They called me up and said, ‘Hey do you want to come do the show?’ I had done a little research and thought, ‘That looks pretty fun,'” he recalls. “Darren Starr knows what he’s doing. I went up there and played on that set for a little while and had a little fun.”
Webster has enjoyed the mix of opportunities this year, moving between movies, recurring, and one-off roles. “That’s what I love about doing what I do and getting to mix it up all the time,” he points out “Having those dramatic films, and jump[ing] in and test[ing] that part of your acting arsenal and then being able to be romantic and fun and have that lighter connection is fun to do as well. You have got to have all that to keep it interesting.”
Love Blossoms filmed in Belgium and Webster took advantage of the European location. “It was incredible. We got to travel around Europe. Belgium was stunning I went to Germany, Prague, Luxembourg, did a bunch of day trips on weekends and days when I was off. I went to Paris,” he shares.
“I got to work with Shantel, who’s super, super talented, and we had a really great connection. That was a really great experience. We actually stayed at the castle with a moat so I got to live like a king.”
When he’s not working, Webster travels extensively, and marries that with another passion–photography. “Traveling for me is one of the greatest pleasures and most rewarding experiences in my life. When I go on vacation, I’ll go alone and take my camera,” he says.
“I see the culture, try the food, meet the people, look at the architecture and landscapes and take pictures of everything. I like to capture a moment in time.” You can check out his portfolio on Instagram.
A Harvest Wedding premieres Saturday night at 9/8c on Hallmark Channel. Here’s a sneak peek.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Catching Up with Ted Lasso and Previewing Season 2
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] The not so dirty little secret about how I approach a new series is that I sometimes make a call based on the headspace I’m in at the time. It’s been a minute since I’ve picked up a show after the first season and then binge…
Interview: Henri Esteve on Grown-ish Season 3
An interview with Henri Esteve, who plays Javi on Freeform’s Grown-ish. He talks about his season three experience.
For All Mankind Season 2: Talking with Wrenn Schmidt, Krys Marshall, Jodi Balfour, and Sonya Walger [Exclusive]
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] One of the hooks of For All Mankind is that it’s very much a story about the women of NASA. In Season 2, we explore the journeys of the women in the program, either through their own service or through their family affiliations. Four of those…
Rosy McEwen Talks The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Season Finale [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers for the season finale episodes.] How’s everyone after that finale? I will freely admit I got a little misty in episode eight as John told Sara why he loved her, and later that he wanted her despite what he might forfeit, and then at the end when he…
Rosy McEwen Talks The Alienist: Angel of Darkness [Exclusive]
Hands down, one of the best surprises of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness is that the serial killer this season has been front and center alongside the cast as a fully-formed character. We’ve watched Libby Hatch devolve from a prim, mild-mannered nurse to a woman in a rage hell-bent on…
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Relationship Recap: John and Sara
[Warning: Spoilers for “Belly of the Beast” and “Memento Mori”] If you’ve read me for a while (thank you!), you know two things — I lean way, way in on the characters I adore and I loathe love geometry arcs. So, I’m torn about where we are and where we…
Louriza Tronco Talks The Order Season 2 [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Season 2.] The Order’s second season is dark yet delightful entertainment on many levels, and one of its biggest sources of joy and snark is the sassy Gabrielle Dupres. Last season, she was assertive and deadly and fairly annoyed with the world. This season, she’s been…
Previewing Netflix’s Virgin River
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] Full disclosure: I have a Netflix account for my Mom, but I’m not a regular viewer. If I get a heads up on something, I’ll go look for it, but I don’t have a wander across its offerings, which, as I understand it, is how most…
Final Thoughts From the Killjoys Team [Exclusive]
This is the day of the week I’d normally hit you up with a Killjoys preview, but now that we’ve put the series to bed and released Team Awesome Force into the wild, I have one more treat for you–some final thoughts excerpted from my conversations with the Killjoys folks….
Michelle Lovretta Talks Wrapping Up Killjoys [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers for the series finale.] To quote Miss Jackson, “That’s the end?” Yes, friends, it is. And like I promised you, everything would be, was, and is alright. I went to the Killjoys source, series creator Michelle Lovretta, who wrote the last episode, to break down that delicious finale….
What They Said: Three Revealing Conversations from Survivor’s Remorse “Closure”
WARNING: Spoilers for Survivor’s Remorse “Closure” The latest episode of Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse featured conversations that showed characters really digging deep into their thoughts, emotions and motivations.
Two Takes: The Catch “The Knock-Off”
Who can you trust? If this episode of The Catch was any indication, the answer is just about nobody. Betrayal was running rampant as Felicity (Shivani Ghai) arose from the dead to seduce-con Margot, Gretchen (Maria Thayer, Gotham, The Mindy Project) played gold-hearted Alice 2.0 before swindling Ethan, Tessa jumped…
What They Said: Top 3 Quotable Moments from Preacher “El Valero”
Both Quincannon and Jesse refuse to give up on what they each think is rightfully theirs. While Jesse is struggling to face the consequences of his actions, Quincannon has laid his past demons to rest and is hellbent on moving forward and putting Annville on the map again. Despite a…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Supergirl “Worlds Finest”
Oh, Supergirl. That ending was cold. But I can’t hate on you because the latest episode has quickly become one of my favorites.
What They Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Black Sails “XXIII”
The dialogue in “XXIII” is phenomenal. It’s always a fun ride when Black Sails carries its viewers along without giving them the chance to catch their breath. When an episode moves at this unforgiving pace, there is no chance for a breather nor is there a respite from the information…
What Lucifer Said: Favorite quotes from Supernatural “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Supernatural episodes are almost always funny but thanks to the dialogue and a certain man speaking said dialogue, I laughed a lot during “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” You know, when I wasn’t busy fearing for Sam’s life or wondering what in the world was going on with Dean and…
What They Said: The Flash, “Legends Of Today” and Arrow, “Legends Of Yesterday”
Two nights of Arrow +Â The Flash = what more could we ask for?! I don’t know what it is about blending these shows, but I canâ€™t help but feel that every time they come together, they somehow become greater than the sum of their parts. And thatâ€™s saying a lot…
What they Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Graceland “Little Bo Bleep”
Shoot outs. Fake outs. And long-awaited revelations. “Little Bo Bleep” was a jam-packed episode that wrapped up some loose ends and totally frayed others. Â It finally gave us one Sarkissian in jail and pulled back the curtain on Briggs’ master plan, but it also set up Jakes for a world…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Poldark “Part 4”
â€œWhat have I told you, I don’t require my wife to crochet and sip tea, but I do require her to remember she’s not a beast of burden.â€ No, Iâ€™m not talking about The Rolling Stones! I have to admit though, just for a second, the lyrics popped into my…
3 Moments of Goodness from Brooklyn Nine-Nine “Johnny and Dora”
The most satisfying part of this season’s finale has to the Jake and Amy kiss. Well, they kiss three times but the last one is the best one — and it means something. The Charles and Rosa dynamic was also great. I love how she’s convinced he doesn’t know anything…