A well-known face! Kavan Smith has been stealing the present on the Hallmark Channel for almost a decade — and followers nonetheless can’t get sufficient of him.
The 52-year-old actor acquired his Crown Media Household Community begin in 2015’s Whats up, It’s Me. The identical 12 months, he made his When Calls the Coronary heart debut as Leland “Lee” Coulter, who he has performed all through the present’s nine-season run. (The sequence was picked up in June for season 10.)
In 2017, Smith teamed up together with his When Calls the Coronary heart love curiosity, Pascale Hutton — who performs Rosemary Coulter on the sequence — for the primary of the community’s Good Bride movies. The twosome reunited for the sequel, The Good Bride: Marriage ceremony Bells, two years later and labored collectively on 2021’s You Had Me at Aloha.
Smith will showcase a special aspect of his performing abilities in Hallmark’s Large Sky River, which premieres on Sunday, August 7, on Hallmark Films and Mysteries. Within the movie, the 4400 alum performs the native city sheriff, Boone Taylor, who falls for divorcée Tara (Emmanuelle Vaugier) following her return to Parable, Montana.
“It’s actually about type of damaged relationships. This man Boone Taylor is a person who’s misplaced his spouse and is attempting to boost two boys on his personal,” Smith defined throughout a Thursday, August 4, Facebook Live interview. “For me, it was much less in regards to the ‘boy meets lady’ and extra about ‘damaged household meets different damaged household and we attempt to make it collectively as new household.’ And that’s actually what spoke to me with this one.”
The film, which was based mostly on the e-book by Linda Lael Miller, is totally different than most of the rom-coms that the Marriage ceremony Bells actor has performed for the community.
“Daily simply acquired higher and higher and higher,” Smith recalled of his and Vaugier’s time on set. “And we had such an incredible script based mostly on such a great e-book. It was type of in contrast to plenty of the opposite Hallmark films. We type of stand out a bit of bit.”
Final month, the Irresistible Blueberry Farm actor shared a behind-the-scenes have a look at the film, posting a photograph of his 46-year-old costar laughing throughout a take.
“A lot enjoyable making this little film with @emmanuellevaugier can’t await peeps to see it,” Smith wrote via Instagram on July 1. “#BigSkyRiver No laughs had been had within the making of this film …”
The Godiva’s alum teased his onscreen evolution later that month, poking enjoyable at his transformation right into a cowboy for the function. “After I informed my children I used to be enjoying a cowboy they answered, ‘You? A cowboy?’” he recalled in a July 6 Instagram post, displaying off his cowboy duds. “Youngsters what are you gonna do? Tune in regardless of my children.”
Large Sky River premieres on Hallmark Films and Mysteries Sunday, August 7, at 9 p.m. ET.
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