A new Hannah Swensen movie is set to hit television screens this weekend, in the shape of Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery. The film is the sixth entry in the Murder, She Baked/Hannah Swensen series, and is based on the book, Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke.
Ahead of the movie’s debut, two of its stars, Alison Sweeney and Barbara Niven recently joined forces to discuss the new film. The pair took part in a live video stream, via Hallmark’s Twitter page, to answer fan questions and offer a few backstage insights.
During the discussion, Barbara Niven talked about one of the biggest elements of the new movie – the use of comedy. According to the actress, Sweet Revenge is big on comedy, and while this is certainly a great thing, both actresses admitted they found it quite nerve-wracking at times.
Speaking to Alison Sweeney, Niven said: “We don’t often get a chance to do comedy, and this is the most comedy that we ever play.
“And it’s really a leap of faith – you really have to trust your director, and so, I revealed to you my inner most secret, like ‘what if I can’t do it as well? What if I do it too big, and I look stupid?’
“And you said ‘well, I’m worried about that too.’ So, we were both in it together.”
When asked by Sweeney if she was nervous about jumping back into the role of Hannah’s mother, Delores, Niven said: “I was, because as I said, it’s comedy, and Delores speaks so much faster than I do, but as soon as I read this script I went ‘oh, oh, I can hear myself saying that and I can hear you saying that (too).’”
During the rest of the discussion, Sweeney and Niven revealed a few details about their favourite scene in the new movie, talked about honouring the original book, and about the new film’s use of ‘red herrings’. They also dropped the behind-the-scenes revelation that in real life…
…Niven has super curly hair. According to the actress, when the humidity gets to it, “it gets to be (like) Texas big beauty pageant hair.”
Clearly happy to be back in their roles, the pair can’t wait for fans to see Sweet Revenge, and have urged everyone to check it out. If fans want more (and it’s possible that more movies are on the horizon), then Hallmark will need to see healthy ratings.
If you do want to check it out, Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery airs in the US on Sunday 8th August via Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
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