Photo: Averie Peters, Rachel Boston Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Heather Beckstead

Exclusive Interview: Averie Peters On Her New Hallmark Christmas Movie

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Hallmark fans know the delightful young actress, Averie Peters, from the 2020 Hallmark movie Project Christmas Wish. She has received four award nominations for her portrayal of Max. It is not surprising that she is a fan favorite.

In this Exclusive Interview with TVShowsAce, Averie Peters talks about how her life has changed since playing Max in Project Christmas Wish. This also includes attending her first industry gala.

Photo: Averie Peters Credit: ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steve Ackerman
Photo: Averie Peters as Max in Project Christmas Wish Credit: ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steve Ackerman

Moreover, she talks about her upcoming Hallmark Christmas movie, A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe. She stars along with Rachel Boston and Victor Webster in a rom-com about a Christmas cookie recipe caper.

We are big fans and thank Averie for taking the time to answer all of our questions.

Photo: Victor Webster, Rachel Boston, Averie Peters Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Heather Beckstead
Photo: Victor Webster, Rachel Boston, Averie Peters Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Heather Beckstead

How Averie Peters’ Life Changed Since Project Christmas Wish

Averie, you were a fan favorite when you portrayed Max in Project Christmas Wish. How has your life and career changed since that fantastic performance? Do you have any favorite memories from that filming experience?

Thank you so much! I am so thankful I got the chance to be Max in Project Christmas Wish and I’m so glad others loved her as much as I did! Max was my very first speaking role in a film and I have so many wonderful memories from my time on set.

My life is still pretty much the same but because of Project Christmas Wish I now have an Agent and Manager. I have been auditioning, auditioning and auditioning for many exciting roles all over the world.

While waiting for the correct roles for me, I enjoy school, hanging out with my friends and family, playing volleyball, taking voice, jazz and musical theatre classes. I also have done some local movie background work, a commercial, and a theatre production.

Photo: Averie Peters Credit: ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steve Ackerman
Photo: Averie Peters Credit: ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steve Ackerman

Some of my favourite memories being on Project Christmas Wish were playing around on set with Travis Van Winkle and sometimes his dog Karen.

From our first scene, he really made it such a welcoming, natural and fun experience for me. I loved getting to know everyone in the cast and crew. I also really enjoyed the catering on set as I love to try new foods!

Photo: Averie Peters Credit: ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steve Ackerman
Photo: Averie Credit: ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steve Ackerman

Averie Peters Talks About Gingerbread House

That life-size Gingerbread House was the COOLEST thing. Was it as amazing in person?

The gingerbread house was just as amazing in person! It was made out of wood and was such a cozy little spot with the Christmas lights. I wish I could have taken it home for my brother and me!

Photo: Averie Peters Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Steve Ackerman
Photo: Averie Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Steve Ackerman

Averie Talks About Her Character Bella In New Hallmark Movie

You are in the upcoming Hallmark Christmas movie A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe. You play Bella. Can you tell us anything about her?

I can’t give away too much about the plot but I may have got to eat my fair share of cookies. Bella really wants to be helpful in solving the big mystery.

You need to tune in to find out more, it’s going to be a good one!

Photo: Rachel Boston, Averie Peters Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Steve Ackerman
Photo: Rachel Boston, Averie Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Steve Ackerman

Expect Some Laughs In A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe

This movie looks funny. Do you get to play a more comedic role?

The story definitely has a lot of humor in it and I think the performances of my castmates did a great job of bringing that out.

We had some good laughs on set so I’m super excited to see how that comes through on screen.

Photo: Rachel Boston, Victor Webster, Averie Peters Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Steve Ackerman
Photo: Rachel Boston, Victor Webster, Averie Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Steve Ackerman

Averie Peters Talks About Working with Rachel Boston

In this Hallmark Christmas movie, you acted alongside Rachel Boston and Victor Webster. Travis Van Winkle had said that when you were filming Project Christmas Wish, the two of you had sung Hamilton songs hanging out together.

Do you have any similar stories with either of your current leads (or anyone else)?

Haha, yes. Travis and I had some fun filming Project Christmas Wish for sure! On A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe the cast would often rehearse lines together while waiting to get on set.

One day Rachel decided we were going to sing our lines. Another time we read our lines in different accents. It was just a really fun group to be around!

Victor was constantly teaching me random facts, playing hand games in between takes and playing pranks on me which I then would try on my brother!

Photo: Averie Peters, Rachel Boston, Victor Webster Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Heather Beckstead
Photo: Averie, Rachel Boston, Victor Webster Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Heather Beckstead

New Hallmark Movie Includes Project Christmas Wish Reunion

In A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe, you are reunited with your Project Christmas Wish director Jeff Beesley. I assume that you may even have worked with some of the same Winnipeg crew. What it is like working with some of the same people?

Jeff Beesley has been one of my biggest supporters. I was very grateful that I got to work with him again in A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe.

Winnipeg is such a small film/theatre community, so you end up seeing a lot of the same people in the cast, crew and background and you just become closer and more comfortable. It’s an amazing community to be a part of and everyone supports each other.

Photo: Averie Peters, Victor Webster Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Heather Beckstead
Photo: Averie, Victor Webster Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Heather Beckstead

What Has Averie Peters Done Since Project Christmas Wish?

We have not seen you since 2020, have you been doing any other sort of fun projects?

Yes, this summer I finally got to perform in the children’s chorus of The Wizard of Oz on Rainbow Stage, Manitoba’s outdoor theatre that is so magical (check it out!). The production was supposed to take place in 2020 but it was cancelled due to the pandemic.

I am so grateful it finally happened because musical theatre is my other passion and I made some great friendships with many amazing local performers (I was reunited with one in A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe).

I also attended my very first industry Gala. I was nominated for a Manitoba ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance in A Feature for Project Christmas Wish. Even though I didn’t win just being nominated next to some amazing local talent was such an honour! It was a beautiful ceremony and the coolest event.

Plus, I got to get my hair and nails done and dress up. I am really into fashion, so I LOVE any excuse to go shopping!

Photo: John B. Lowe, Averie Peters, Melissa Murray Mutch Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Heather Beckstead
Photo: John B. Lowe, Averie, Melissa Murray Mutch Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Heather Beckstead

Averie Peters Shares Her Holiday Traditions

Do you have any favorite holiday traditions that you would like to share?

We usually go to Church on Christmas Eve and then on Christmas morning we open our gifts and then go to my Gma and Gpa’s for Christmas dinner.

We always have the Christmas crackers with the funny hats and usually play a game like Charades or Family Feud.

Of course, we watch the classic Christmas movies like Home Alone, A Christmas Story and ELF (amongst others) but now I’m also excited to make a tradition of watching Project Christmas Wish and A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe with my family.

Don’t miss Averie Peters in the Countdown To Christmas movie, A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe. This premieres on Sunday, November 27, at 6 p.m., Eastern, on the Hallmark Channel.

Photo: Travis Von Winkle, Amanda Schull, Averie Peters Credit: ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steve Ackerman
Photo: Travis Von Winkle, Amanda Schull, Averie Credit: ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steve Ackerman

Additionally, you can catch Averie in her four-time award-nominated role as Max in Project Christmas Wish. This also stars  Amanda Schull and Travis Van Winkle.

You can watch it on Wednesday, November 16, at 12 p.m., Tuesday, November 22, at 2 a.m., Friday, December 16, at 4 p.m., and Sunday, December 25, at 6 a.m., all times Eastern, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

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