Kevin McGarry and Lacey Chabert in The Wedding Veil. (Image: Crown Media)
Lacey Chabert managed to sneak a photo of her grandparents into her latest Hallmark movie
Actress Lacey Chabert always take a memento from the movies she makes. The Mean Girls star also likes to add a personal touch to her projects as well.
In an interview on Live With Kelly and Ryan, Chabert said she wore her wedding dress in one of her Hallmark movies. In her most recent film with the network, The Wedding Veil, she added a framed photo of her grandparents on their wedding day to the on-set props.
“I try to put a lit piece of myself into it,” she said.
The Wedding Veil debuted on Hallmark Channel on January 8. It was the first in a trilogy of movies based loosely on Lori Wilde book There Goes the Bride: Wedding Veil Wishes Book 1. The next two movies in the series will premiere in February. All three star Chabert, Autumn Reeser, and Alison Sweeney.
Chabert also helped produce the movies, and said she has worked for years to get them made.
“This was a passion project of mine,” she said.
Inspired by fans
During the interview, Chabert said the inspiration for the movie came from Hallmark fans themselves.
“A lot of the fans of the Hallmark movies have asked over the years, Will you ever, will there be a crossover? Will you ever be in a movie together?’” she said. “So I was just thrilled to have the chance to collaborate with Autumn and Ali and have this movie come together.”
Long a staple of Hallmark movies, Chabert said she appreciates the network because it tells stories driven by women.
“It’s a very unique place in our business where it’s female-driven stories,” she said in a recent Forbes interview.
In The Wedding Veil, Chabert, Reeser, and Sweeney play college friends who reunite in a different city every year. During a visit to San Francisco, they find a wedding veil in an antique shop that is allegedly enchanted.
“Whoever is in possession of the veil will find true love,” the shop owner tells the women in a preview of the first movie.
Keeping the veil
Kelly Ripa commented on how beautiful the veil was, and asked if Chabert would keep it.
“There’s a big discussion right now as to what’s going to happen to the veil,” Chabert said. “And I’m like, I mean, if it needs a good home, I would definitely take care of it just in the interim.”
Also during her appearance on Live With Kelly and Ryan, Chabert shared a story about homeschooling her five-year-old daughter. When she was trying to encourage her to do her work, her little girl gave an eloquent response.
“She goes, ‘You know, Mom, sometimes in life you have choices. You get to choose yes or you get to choose no. And for this I’m choosing no,” she said.
The Wedding Veil will air again on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, February 5 at 8/7c.
The Wedding Veil Unveiled will premiere on Saturday, February 12, on Hallmark Channel at 8/7c.
The Wedding Veil Legacy will premiere on Saturday, February 19, on Hallmark Channel at 8/7c.