Interview with Andy Garcia for the Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie: Christmas in Conway #Trailer #Song #ABC #HallmarkHOF #Sweepstakes #ChristmasInConway

Repost from the RCR Article Christmas in Conway’s Andy Garcia Will Grab Your Heart and Make this Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie a Classic 

We spoke with Andy Garcia after viewing a screener of Christmas in Conway, where he plays the husband, Duncan Mayor to Mary Louise Parker’s character, Suzy, who is the love of his life. The movie is an emotionally charged one where Garcia plays a hard-working, determined man who says little to those around him, all with a mission in mind for his wife, one last grand gesture that shows his love for her. Don’t miss the trailers below and the original song that is performed by Andy for the movie!

Mark your Calendar

The Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Christmas in Conway, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013 (9:00-11:00p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Our Interview with Andy… and he sings (below)

We all know Andy as an Oscar®, Emmy® and multiple Golden Globe® award nominee for movies like The Godfather Part III and For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story but he’s genuinely an artist as he shares why he made this film.

We asked Andy what drew him to this project? He told us that he was struck by the idea of this romantic notion where a couple would be in this place in their lives, at the end of her life (his wife), and his character challenges himself to get it done, the final gesture was beautiful.

When asked how he got into character for this role, he told us there were no tricks, it’s the craft, you have to live truthfully in this imaginary place created for you to tell the story.

Working with Mary-Louise Parker: Andy tells us that she was magnificent to work with. They shot the movie in 20 days and didn’t have a lot of prep-time and their relationship was very spontaneous in that they felt a kinship. Andy tells us there wasn’t much time to establish the bond they had to portray in the movie but from the moment he brings her home, walking her in the house in the opening scene, they showed up and executed.

Working with Cherie Oteri: Andy said when he heard she would be int he film he was excited because he knew she could bring levity to the role she was cast in and was very fun to work with.

Behind the Scenes

Christmas in Conway  © 2013 HALLMARK/American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

Christmas in Conway
© 2013 HALLMARK/American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

We asked Andy what he liked about his character, Duncan Mayor? He told us that being a family man himself, being married for 35 years, helped him prepare for the role as he tells us that you will do for the person that is the greatest love of your life what you have to, especially if you are about to lose them.

His character feels the pain and suffering but doesn’t show it to his wife, everyone sees it, but she sees his love and enjoyment of her company. His character doesn’t want help, or want to ask for help, he wants to do everything for his wife.

Andy tells us that on set they were focused at the task at hand even though there were times where they laughed a lot there was a great ease and enjoyment in making the film, even though they had to make it look like winter while suffering the humidity and heat of a North Carolina summer. The people in the town they shot this movie in were very hospitable.

Andy Sings!

Christmas In Conway End Credits Theme Song performed by the movie’s own Andy Garcia.

Christmas In Conway (End Credits)

  • Performed by Andy Garcia
  • Lyrics by Andy Garcia
  • Music by Arturo Sandoval and Andy Garcia
  • Arrangement by Arturo Sandoval
  • Arturo Music Company ASCAP (Andy Garcia)
  • Sandoval Enterprises of America ASCAP ( Arturo Sandoval)

Sweepstakes

Between now and December 1st, you can enter the Hallmark Hall of Fame Sweepstakes for this movie.

  • Grand Prize Winner will receive a Christmas in ConwayTwig Reindeer and a Hallmark Hall of Fame DVD ofChristmas in Conway
  • Second Place Winners will receive a Christmas in Conwayt-shirt and a Hallmark Hall of Fame DVD of Christmas in Conway
  • Runners-Up will receive a Hallmark Hall of Fame DVD ofChristmas in Conway.

Online entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 12/1/13 for Grand prize and received by 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 12/15/13 for remaining prizes (Second Place and Runners-Up). Limit one entry per person/per day.

CHRISTMAS IN CONWAY Social Networks

Airs on DEC 1 @ 9|8c on ABC follow the movie socially with #ChristmasInConway @MLP_Central @TheMandyMoore @cherioteri
Christmas in Conway is directed by John Kent Harrison (What the Deaf Man Heard, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler). The script is by Stephen P. Lindsey (Hachi: A Dog’s Tale) and Luis Ugaz. Hawk Koch (Source Code, Gorky Park) and Brent Shields (The Magic of Ordinary Days, Remember Sunday) are executive producers. It is produced by Andrew Gottlieb (Have a Little Faith,Christmas with Holly). It is from Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions.

Halloween – Hollywood Style: See How the Rising Stars from Disney Channel, Radio Disney, ABC, NBC, The Hub Network, Nickelodeon and more

Check out the Red Carpet Report’s New Glossi Halloween Edition with Celebrity Photos & Video Interviews from Disney Channel, ABC, NBC, Nickelodeon, The Hub Network, and other Rising Stars in their Halloween Costumes!

 

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Disney Pixar’s 1st TV Special: Toy Story of TERROR! premieres Wednesday, October 16 on ABC

Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR! premieres Wednesday, October 16 at 8|7c only on ABC

Excerpt from the Red Carpet Report article by special correspondent Lance Trachtenberg:

Returning to their roles as Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Jessie, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Joan Cusack lead the cast of immediately recognizable toys come to life characterizations made famous in the 1995 globally popular film ‘Toy Story’ and its subsequent sequels (‘Toy Story 2’, 1999; and ‘Toy Story 3’, 2010) in ‘Toy Story Of Terror’, a new adventure that finds these beloved characters up against all new adeversaries during a frightful roadside motel stopover with new owner Bonnie (introduced to audiences in ‘Toy Story 3’). Vociferous vegetable Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles), cringing dinosaur Rex (Wallace Shawn) and omniscient porcupine Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton) ride shotgun with Woody, Buzz and Jessie this time out as the six strong gang of animate toys take on a particularly troublesome new villain while running into a few more new and old friends along the way.

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ABC’s Castle Season Six Screening and Panel #PaleyLiveLA

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About Castle – Watch on Mondays at 10|9c on ABC
Wildly famous mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) is bored with his own success. Then he learns that a real-world copycat killer has started staging murder scenes depicted in his novels. Castle is questioned by NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), a bright and aggressive detective who keeps her investigations under tight rein. And once that case is solved, he and Beckett build on their new relationship as they look to solve more strange homicides in New York – as much fun as one can have with death and murder.
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Marcia Gay Harden and Michaela Watkins

Two Polar Opposite Ex-Wives & Now a #TrophyWife? What Mayhem Will Pursue? Watch Tuesday Nights on ABC #Comedy

We got to chat with Marcia Gay Harden (ex-wife #1) and Michaela Watkins (ex-wife #2) of  Bradley Whitford’s character who is now married to wife #3 Malin Akerman on the new ABC comedy, “Trophy Wife.”

Now this show might sound like a stretch for a blended family with ex’s but look around, there are many, many families like this and some of the ex’s are nightmares to deal with and some have boundary issues and then there’s the new, cute wife, what to do with her? Let’s just say that you’ll be able to relate to this tongue-in-cheek comedy as the family members learn to be a “family” united even though they may make some mistakes along the way.

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About Trophy Wife Series airs on Tuesday Nights at 9:30/8:30 C

Malin Akerman is Kate, a reformed party girl who marries Brad (Bradley Whitford) after meeting him at a karaoke bar. He comes with a lot of baggage though: three manipulative kids and two ex-wives (Marcia Gay Harden and Michaela Watkins) who, suffice it to say, don’t approve of Kate. Shocking!