Taylor Cole and Kanoa Goo star in the new Hallmark movie Aloha Heart. (Image: Hallmark Media)

Taylor Cole plays an aspiring conservationist who finds love in Hawaii in the new Hallmark movie Aloha Heart. The romantic comedy is one of four new films to debut during July.

Hallmark Channel shared a photo of Cole and her co-star, Kanoa Goo, on Instagram.

“Sarah @taylorquinncole and Manu @kanoagooz share a common love: Earth – but will that be their only shared love? Find out in #AlohaHeart,” read the caption.

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In Aloha Heart, Cole plays Sara Hamilton, who travels to Hawaii to be the maid of honor in her best friend’s wedding. Though she is happy for her friend, Sara has a lot on her mind. Her attempts to break into the world of conservation have been unsuccessful and she is thinking of giving up.

She meets Manu (played by Kanoa Goo), whose family owns the hotel. Manu is also a conservationist and he is having trouble convincing his family to make changes to the hotel that would make it more environmentally friendly.

Sara begins making suggestions, which at first Manu finds irritating. Eventually they begin to work together and find that they have feelings for each other.

The movie was filmed in Honolulu, Waimanalo, and Makapu’u in Oahu, Hawaii. The Kahala Resort and Hotel serves as the backdrop for the family resort. The luxury hotel was also featured in the Hallmark movie You Had Me at Aloha, which starred When Calls the Heart’s Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith.

About the cast

Taylor Cole is a native of Texas. After working as a model, she landed a role in the TV series Summerland. She has appeared in the shows CSI: Miami, Two And A Half Men, The Glades, Supernatural, and The Originals. She made her Hallmark debut in the 2016 movie Appetite for Love. She has since starred in the Hallmark movies My Summer Prince, Christmas Festival of Love (2017), One Winter Weekend (2018), One Winter Proposal (2019), Unlocking Christmas (2020), One Winter Wedding (2021), South Beach Love (2021), Making Spirits Bright (2021), Pumpkin Everything (2022), and Long Lost Christmas (2022).

Kanoa Goo is an NYU graduate who was born and raised in Hawai’i. He began doing commercials as a child and has appeared in the TV shows Hawaii Five-O, The Donors, Henry Danger, NCIS: Hawai’i, City on a Hill, The Rookie, and Fire Country.

In a recent interview, he said he hit it off with Taylor Cole immediately.

“She is one of the kindest, most loving people and actresses I’ve ever worked with, and made me feel completely at ease,” he told Just Jared. “We actually became really close friends right away, and we just approach working in a similar way. So I really looked forward to working with her day after day.”

Aloha Heart will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, July 29 at 8/7c.

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