Tyler Hynes recently went on Facebook Live to answer questions about A Picture of Her, his new romantic comedy for Hallmark. But it soon became clear that the audience only had eyes for his dog.
Loyal bro Rusty James was hanging out on a dresser just behind Hynes, and his reactions to his dad’s comments had viewers in stitches.
“Sorry Tyler, Rusty James definitely stole the show,” wrote one fan in the comments section. “And he made sure you were aware of it. Tap…tapping on your shoulder. Both you guys nailed FB Live!”
“I love to hear you talk to him,” another wrote. “RJ all day every day!”
Hynes was on Facebook to promote A Picture of Her, his new Spring Into Love rom-com. Co-star Rhiannon Fish was unable to make the appearance, so Hynes called in Rusty James to hang out with him.
While Hynes sang the praises of his co-star, calling Rhiannon Fish a “truly exceptional human being” and a “truly talented artist,” Rusty James lolled about in the background.
At one point, he tapped Hynes on the shoulder.
“You good, pal?” Hynes asked.
The dog, the myth, the legend: Rusty James
Rusty James, who appears to be a black Pomeranian, eventually indicated he wanted to get off the dresser. Once Hynes put him on the ground and made sure he had his dental stick (proving there is nothing more swoon-worthy than a dog dad), Rusty James continued to make his presence known.
Hynes indicated that the dog was staring at him, asking to be let outside.
New Hallmark movie
In between exchanges with Rusty James, Hynes spoke about his new movie, which will premiere as part of Hallmark Channel’s Spring Into Love lineup.
In A Picture of Her, Hynes plays a photographer named Jake who snaps a picture of Rhiannon Fish’s character Beth. Unaware that she has had her picture taken, Beth is shocked when her image graces the cover of an award-winning magazine. She becomes determined to track down the man who took the picture.
“One of the things I loved about this story is…this idea that in our modern age, people might not have the time nor the impetus to care about the simpler, finer things in our world,” Hynes said.
What it’s like to date Tyler Hynes
In addition to sharing his insights on the movie, Hynes answered some questions about what he considers the perfect date.
“I think I like when things go the way they’re supposed to and if you don’t quite know how that evening is going to go down, then it’s all the more fun,” he said.
He then added, “A motorcycle ride through the hills is never a bad idea.”
A Picture of Her will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, March 25 at 8/7c.