Hallmark’s ‘Sweet Carolina’: Lacey Chabert, Tyler Hynes Get Emotional
Lacey Chabert and Tyler Hynes are ready to make you cry with their new Hallmark movie, and you will love it. Their new movie is called Sweet Carolina. The Winter In Vail couple is reunited in this new movie. In addition, Gregory Harrison (Chesapeake Shores), Jesse Moss (Supergirl), Teryl Rothery (When Calls The Heart), Cassidy Nugent (The Angel Tree) and, Glen Gordon (Deadly Class) also star in Sweet Carolina. Moreover, actor Peter Benson (Aurora Teagarden) directs this Hallmark movie.
Here are all of the details.
What Is Hallmark’s Sweet Carolina About?
According to the Hallmark press release, upon learning her beloved sister (Christine Chatelain, Supernatural) and brother-in-law (Jason Tremblay, Virgin River) were killed in an accident, Josie (Chabert), a New York City marketing executive, rushes to her small hometown of New Hope, North Carolina to be with her family.
Each family member is reacting differently to this loss. While grieving, it is revealed that Josie has been named the guardian of her sister’s children, Delilah (Nugent) and Ben (Gordon). This greatly affects the family dynamic.
Her father (Harrison) and mother (Rothery) feel it’s best for everyone if the kids stay with them. They contend that Josie has a successful life to return to in New York. Josie wants to honor her sister’s wishes. However, she doesn’t know if she’s ready for the challenges of instant motherhood, especially as they deal with their loss.
Josie can’t help but reflect on her past. Moreover, this happens when she runs into her high school ex-boyfriend, Cooper (Hynes), who is also the kids’ basketball coach. As Josie and her family adjust to a new normal, with Cooper’s help, they learn that the best families don’t always get it right. But, if they lean on each other, their hearts will learn to laugh and love again.
Why Is This Movie Important To Lacey Chabert?
In the Hallmark On Location for Sweet Carolina, Lacey Chabert revealed that this is the first time she has been a “creator” of a project for the network. Lacey’s goal with every Hallmark movie? “To bring a little light into the world.”
She contends that although this is a tragic story, she still hopes to bring “healing, hope and togetherness” in the Sweet Carolina story.
Lacey loves working with Tyler Hynes because she can be vulnerable and “go deep.” He always makes her feel safe. Tyler feels that Lacey is “very sincere in her emotion.” Tyler even got “chills” talking about it. Lacey’s performance is so powerful.
Moreover, Lacey hopes that people see “parts of themselves” in these characters.
What Does Tyler Hynes Hope Viewers Get From This Hallmark Movie?
In the Hallmark Heart of the Movie interview, Tyler Hynes discusses Sweet Carolina. Tyler says he is there to “support” Lacey. He has great hope for viewers of the movie.
“I think the heart of this movie is seeing someone deal with a very difficult and challenging circumstance of which there is no wrong or right answer. Inevitably [it]is going to come with mistakes. I think people seeing and watching the story, who may be going through something challenging in their life, I hope that they take away from this movie that it is okay to make mistakes. It is okay to fail at things and that in failing at things it’s the only way to find yourself succeeding.”
Aurora Teagarden Cast Member Directs Sweet Carolina
Fans of Aurora Teagarden will be thrilled to learn that Peter Benson is directing this Hallmark movie. Benson, who directed five other movies before Sweet Carolina, including an Aurora Teagarden and a Crossword Mysteries movie, posted his feelings on Instagram. Turns out, Lacey Chabert specifically asked him to direct this movie.
“That’s a wrap on #sweetcarolina!!! It was a huge thrill when the fantastic @thereallacey asked me to direct her passion project. Her hard work, talent and passion are on full display in this movie. Stay tuned Hallmark fans for a powerful performance that will make you laugh, cry and everything in between. Also a big thanks to the incredible, talented and charming @tyler_hynes and the entire cast and crew for making this film something special. You were all fantastic! 🙌 @hallmarkchannel.”
When Can You Watch Hallmark’s Sweet Carolina?
Hallmark’s Sweet Carolina premieres on Saturday, May 15 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Encore showings include Sunday, May 16, at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 20, at 8 p.m., Sunday, May 23, at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 29, at 5 p.m., and Saturday, June 26, at 7 p.m., all times Eastern.
Be sure to hop on Twitter on premiere night and live tweet along with the stars of the movie.
Be sure to catch Hallmark’s Sweet Carolina on Saturday, May 15, at 9 p.m. Eastern, on the Hallmark Channel.