The new Hallmark movie Never Too Late to Celebrate will premiere as part of the network’s Summer Nights lineup. Alexa and Carlos PenaVega will star in the romantic comedy.
In an Instagram post, Alexa praised the film’s director, Felipe Rodriquez, for his hands-on approach to filming.
“Last day with this very special group of people,” she wrote. “The last photo (while hilarious) is actually something we have never seen on a set before. We were filming a “summer” day while there was literal snow falling… everyone on camera (the amazing background actors, me and Los) were freezing wearing summer clothing doing our best to fake being warm. Our amazing and beyond wonderful director Felipe decided if we had to suffer… he would suffer with us. … This man had his shirt off until we finished the scene. … Never in my thirty years of show biz have I experienced a director do this. We love you Felipe! Thank you for an incredible shoot!”
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Alexa PenaVega stars as Camila, whose busy schedule at the dental practice where she works has left her exhausted and with little time for a life outside of her patient load. When she meets Javi (Carlos PenaVega), a substitute teacher at the school where Camila’s mother works, she takes him up on his offer to join the Spanish class he teaches on the side so she can finally learn the language of her late father.
Sparks fly as Javi helps Camila connect with her Mexican roots. When he finds out Camila’s 30th birthday is coming up, Javi suggests she honor her heritage with a quinceañera-themed birthday party. Not one for big parties, Camila hesitates at first but soon decides to celebrate in style.
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Carlos and Alexa have been married since 2013. Both devout Christians, they met at a bible study group in Los Angeles. They moved to Hawaii soon after their first child was born.
“We…knew that we didn’t want to raise our kids in Los Angeles,” she said in a recent interview. “I felt this tug in my heart. I felt it was God going, ‘You guys need to get out of here. It’s time.’ I didn’t want to move. I knew it was the right decision, but it wasn’t something that I was so excited about.”
The couple, who have three children together, recently released a book called What if Love is the Point? Living for Jesus in a Self-Consumed World. (It can be found on Amazon here.)
They starred opposite each other in the 2017 Hallmark movie Enchanted Christmas. They have also appeared together in Love at Sea (2018), the Picture Perfect Mysteries, and Love in the Limelight (2022).
Never Too Late to Celebrate will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, August 19 at 8/7c.