Recently, Lacey Chabert shared why she loves working with Hallmark. This dramatically contradicted what Candace Cameron Bure said about her former network. Last month, Bure caused a lot of controversy with a statement that her new network, Great American Family, was focused on “traditional marriage.”
Moreover, why the Mean Girls alum says she will “never abandon” Hallmark?
Lacey Chabert Talks About Hallmark’s Change Of Leadership
Lacey Chabert is just completing a very busy 2022 and is gearing up for what promises an equally successful 2023. Hallmark is premiering a new Wedding Veil trilogy the first three Saturdays in January, as part of their New Year New Movies programming.
Speaking to Vulture, Lacey reveals the core reason why she will never “abandon what Hallmark means” to her. That is because the network is open to ideas from talent, like Chabert herself.
Any shift I’ve felt has been embracing our creative ideas. And it’s my responsibility to the audience who continue to tune into my movies that I give the best I have to offer. That’s always my mission. I’ll never abandon what Hallmark means for me, which is that everything is centered around the heart. I don’t think there are any plans for that to change anytime soon.
The Christmas Waltz star also shared how different Hallmark is. She particularly cited how her recent Christmas movie, Haul Out The Holly, was a comedy. Moreover, that is not something that the network would not have done in previous years.
In other words, under the old regime.
What Did Candace Cameron Bure Say About Hallmark’s Leadership?
Speaking of the old regime, former Hallmark CEO Bill Abbott stepped down from his position in early 2020, to start Great American Media in mid-2021. It was a few months later that several Hallmark stars like Danica McKellar, Trevor Donovan, and Jen Lilley defected to GAC, signing exclusive contracts.
However, the biggest shocker was when Candace Cameron Bure signed with GAC Media in early April of this year. In addition to acting in movies, she is in charge of overseeing and curating programming for the network. Therefore, her position is quite influential.
In mid-November, Candace Cameron Bure spoke to the Wall Street Journal about Great American Family, the network she now works for. She told the publication why she left Hallmark. “It basically is a completely different network than when I started because of the change of leadership.”
In addition, Bure shared that she was influenced to leave Hallmark because of their programming.
I knew that the people behind Great American Family were Christians that love the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment.
However, based on the media-savvy actress’s choice of the words “traditional marriage,” it appears that at the core of her Hallmark departure has nothing to do with the new regime, just that she won’t be working for a network that will show a married gay couple.
I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core.
What Does Lacey Chabert Say About Former Costars?
Gracious as always, Lacey Chabert only has kind words for her former costars. “You know what, I wish everybody the best. I really can’t comment on it further other than I care about everybody involved.”
However, Lacey was pressured to reveal whether or not Great American Family tried to poach her from the feel-good network. Chabert refused to kiss and tell.
I’m with Hallmark, and I work for them. I’m so sorry, but I’ll just have to leave it at that.
As for Lacey, she has found a “home” on the network.
I found a real home in Hallmark. I’m able to be more of who I am here than possibly anywhere else I’ve worked.
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