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“Hope At Christmas” will air November 20th on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The official plot is as follows:

Recently divorced, Sydney (Thompson) decides to spend Christmas in a house she inherited with her daughter. As Sydney begins to spend more time at the local bookstore, she meets a teacher, Mac (Paevey), who also fills in for the town Santa. Mac tries to make Christmas wishes come true, and this year Sydney is at the top of his ‘nice’ list. As a new opportunity with the bookstore unfolds, Mac helps Sydney open herself up to life, love and believing in the spirit of Christmas again.

New Hallmark movie; Hope At Christmas

by Yasmin/September 06, 2018/No Comments

As soon as he wrapped ‘BFF Bride’ in Toronto, Ryan headed to Vancouver to film a Hallmark Christmas movie called ‘Hope At Christmas’. It co-stars Scottie Thompson and is about a school teacher that dreams of being a writer, with a holiday job at the local Christmas tree lot. No word on airdate quite yet.

New movie: ‘BFF Bride’

by Yasmin/August 20, 2018/No Comments

Ryan is currently in Toronto filming a new movie, ‘BFF Bride’. Soaps.com reports:

 Young and the Restless star Kelly Kruger (Mackenzie Browning) along with General Hospital alum Ryan Paevey (Nathan West) will star in the made for television film BFF BrideBFF Bride is being directed by actor/director Andrew Cymek (The Dark Rising series) and was written by Patrick McBrearty (A Very Country Christmas). It also stars Jocelyn Hudon (Christmas Wedding Planner) as Jessica and Melissa Strong (The Millionaire Matchmaker) as Lauren. It has a tentative release date of February 2019, just in time for the Valentine’s Day movie season. There is no information on the plot, though a book of the same name by author Allison Leigh is part of the popular romance novel series Return to the Double-C Ranch. The book is about childhood friends Tabby Taggart and Justin Clay whose childhood kiss on the playground resulted in a broken nose. After a misguided night of passion as young adults ruined their friendship, Justin left town, only to return four years later resulting in tension, romance and perhaps a wedding between the two.

As stated, it’s still unclear whether the movie is based on the book or not. Follow us on Twitter at @RyanPaeveyNet for steady updates!

EDIT: Allison Leigh, the author of the book titled ‘BFF Bride’, says as far as she knows, the movie is not based on her book. The plot of the movie still unknown.

Hallmark summer TCA18

by Yasmin/August 01, 2018/No Comments

Ryan attended Hallmark’s summer TCA this weekend. He posed with his Hallmark leading ladies Cindy Busby (the Mr. Darcy series) and Jen Lilley (Harvest Love). Pictures are in the gallery!

 

Event with James Scott

by Yasmin/July 24, 2018/No Comments

Ryan is doing an event with James Scott (ex-EJ, Days of Our Lives) in Montreal on September 29th. It might be his last GH related event, so don’t miss it if you’d like a chance to meet him and talk General Hospital, Hallmark movies etc. There are various packages, you can find all the info you need and buy the tickets here.

Marrying Mr. Darcy press tour

by Yasmin/June 01, 2018/No Comments

Ryan has been busy doing press for Marrying Mr. Darcy. Here are interviews with Hallmark’s Home & Family, Extra TV and a Facebook live chat with Hallmark Channel’s Facebook page.

 

 

 

Interview with Media Village

by Yasmin/June 01, 2018/No Comments

Ryan did an interview with Media Village where he talks about Marrying Mr. Darcy and leaving General Hospital.

Ryan Paevey knew 2018 would be a year of change.  The dashing actor would be exiting his long-running role as Officer Nathan West on ABC’s General Hospital and while he was unsure of what was ahead, he knew there was one constant in his life — Hallmark Channel.  It was an association that began in 2016 with the movie Unleashing Mr. Darcy and continued in 2017 with Harvest Love.  Now Paevey is delighted to be back as Donovan Darcy in the sequel Marrying Mr. Darcy, which premieres Saturday night.  “It’s my second time filling Mr. Darcy’s shoes and it feels great because he has some pretty lovely [footwear],” Paevey said with a laugh during an exclusive interview with MediaVillage.

Unleashing Mr. Darcy was left open to the possibility of a sequel, and obviously we were all very hopeful.”  Happily, “the fan response was so overwhelming and almost constant for the last two years,” he continued.  “People were very vocal [about wanting] for another.  I really think that’s what made it happen.”

“The fandom in the Hallmark universe is just as lovely as the Hallmark universe itself,” Paevey said.  “It’s good to have a place to go where you can get that, and it gives me a sense of personal gratification to make someone who watches a Hallmark movie smile.  I’m a firm believer that there’s a place for every face and space.  If you want to see an action movie, that exists.  If you want heavy drama and mourning, that exists.  There needs to be something on the other end of the spectrum.  Hallmark is a happy place.  It’s a good thing to have a place where positivity is a constant.  I’m really honored to be a part of that.”

Marrying Mr. Darcy reunites Paevey with his Unleashing co-star Cindy Busby and picks up six months after philanthropist/businessman Darcy and schoolteacher Elizabeth Scott (Busby) encountered one another at a dog show.  Their rocky start has long mellowed and the couple is now blissfully in love.  But many new challenges arise when Elizabeth accepts Darcy’s marriage proposal, including the job of organizing a wedding and the daunting task of trying to keep at bay Darcy’s meddlesome Aunt Violet (Frances Fisher, pictured top right).  With differing views on everything from the scale of the event to the dress and the centerpieces, Darcy finds himself playing peacemaker and desperately trying to bring two very different families together.

For Paevey, playing Mr. Darcy is reassuring and comfortable.  “While he is a businessman, I’d like to think he has an edgy side,” he said of the character.  “I see him as someone modeled on the gentlemen of old, guys who are talented motorists and sportsmen, academics who speak languages — a little jack of all trades, maybe?  There’s a lot of stuff like that in me in that I’m a good traveler [and] I do a lot of adventure stuff.  So I have a lot that I keep trying to nudge Darcy’s way.”

While its doubtful Mr. Darcy will be making any major career moves, Paevey’s story is different.  The decision to leave General Hospital was indeed risky, but the actor knew it was time.  “I knew about the General Hospital departure in 2015,” he revealed.  “The plan was always that I would be there for a time, then move on to other things.  I learned so much.  I made many connections and friends I still talk to and hang out with.  It was a great part of my life.”  However, the decision to kill off his character was not his.  “I was completely blown away by it and honored by the sendoff that Nathan got,” he said.  “Nathan had a monumental, historical soap [departure].  The death arc went for about a month.  I was honestly astounded by the amount of established canvas used to mobilize that storyline.  And I am open to the idea that Nathan’s ghost may periodically come back.”

In the meantime, Paevey is content living life to it’s fullest.  He’s hoping for a third Mr. Darcy movie and is happy working on Fortunate Wanderer, the exquisite jewelry line he handcrafts.  He considers himself a student of life.  “The moment I began this acting journey it kind of felt like whitewater river rafting,” he said.  “You push away from shore and realize you’re part of a weird system that’s been in place for a long time without you.  I’m now part of it and it has control.  I knew GH was coming to an end.  I knew I’d be more involved with Hallmark in 2018.  I’m excited about the other projects I have going.  I do my jewelry thing.  I still travel and life is good.  I love learning; it’s not like you are going to run out of space.  I’d love to segue into producing or directing.  Spiral up!  Everything’s about spiraling up and expanding your universe.”

Hallmark has released more short interviews with Ryan for Marrying Mr Darcy and an “on location” feature.