Reynolds posted a photo to her Instagram with the caption, “…Set your DVRs! Call your Mom/Grandma/Aunt Lucy – tell them to set their DVRs! They will thank you!”
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Reynolds plays Lily, a museum curator who discovers a painting of a woman who looks exactly like her. She is assigned to track down the artist. Her search takes her all the way to Ireland, where she meets William (played by McWilliams) and his sister Saoirse (played by McWilliams and actress Kathryn McKiernan) who seem to know more about the painting than they are letting on.
The situation becomes even more complicated when Lily and William begin to develop feelings for each other.
Director John Lyde, who co-wrote the script with Brittany Wiscombe, shared behind-the-scenes photos on his Instagram account.
“Filming in Ireland was a dream,” he wrote. “Their actors, crew, weather and locations were grand. What a heavenly place.”
About the stars
A native of Texas, Aubrey Reynolds graduated from Brigham Young University with a BFA in acting. She made her feature film debut in the period drama 16 Stones. She played Maude Beaumont on the CW series DC Legends of Tomorrow. She also appeared in My Crazy Ex and Snatchers. In 2020, she appeared alongside Alicia Witt in the Hallmark movie Christmas Tree Lane.
Richard McWilliams is a native of Ireland. After graduating from acting school in 2010, he has worked steadily on the stage and in movies and television. He has appeared in Dawn of the Dragon Slayer, SAGA: Curse of the Shadow, Deadly Buzz, Fair City, and Vikings.
Love’s Portrait will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Sunday, September 4 at 9/8c.