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Meet the Stars of Summer Nights

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Take a vacation from the heat and enjoy a new Summer Nights movie each Saturday night! Don't miss Taylor Cole, Andrew Walker, Holland Roden, Corey Cott, and more.

Learn more about the cast and get the inside scoop from some of your favorite Hallmark stars. They share everything from their favorite places to go during the summer to the essential items they can't travel without!

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Taylor Cole stars as Sara in Aloha Heart.

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Did you Know?

Taylor Cole has starred in a number of Hallmark original movies, most recently “Long Lost Christmas” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, “Pumpkin Everything” for Hallmark Channel, and the highly regarded “Ruby Herring Mysteries” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Get to know more about talent with her answers to these fun questions.

*This interview was conducted prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

What destination do you consider your favorite place to travel to during the summer?

I love golfing and beaches. I just so happen to live in one of the most beautiful vacation destinations that has both, here in Lake Tahoe.

What is one item that you can’t travel without during a summer vacation?

I always bring my golf clubs if I can. In fact, I brought them to Hawaii and played on some of the most stunning golf courses I’ve ever played on.

If you could visit one country during the summer for the rest of your life, which country would you choose?

I loved living in Australia for a few months when I was younger. It’s also a short flight to New Zealand, which I would love to visit one day.

What did you love most about working with your co-star, Kanoa Goo?

I loved that he had never done a Hallmark movie before!! It’s always fun to introduce newbies to the wonderful world of Hallmark fans and family. We are also both very relaxed and loved soaking in the beautiful surroundings.

More about Taylor

Cole has appeared in numerous television shows, including CBS’ “Salvation” and “CSI: Miami,” The CW’s “The Originals,” TV Land’s “Impastor” and A&E Network’s “The Glades.” She was a series regular on NBC’s “The Event” and The WB’s “Summerland.”

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Kanoa Goo stars as Manu in Aloha Heart.

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Did you Know?

Goo has strong theatre roots and recently starred as one of three actors in Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok’s play, Sanctuary City, at the esteemed Pasadena Playhouse in 2022.

More about Kanoa

Born and raised in Hawaii, Kanoa Goo has quickly established himself as a face to watch in television, film, and theater alike. Discovering his passion for acting early on, he has never looked back. The New York University alum currently can be seen in major story arcs on some of network television’s most-watched primetime series, including CBS’ “Fire Country” and ABC’s “The Rookie.”

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Holland Roden stars as Amelia in Making Waves.

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Did you Know?

Holland Roden is best known for her role as the female lead of MTV Network’s “Teen Wolf,” which aired for six seasons. Get to know more about talent with her answers to these fun questions.

*This interview was conducted prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Name three of your favorite bands or musicians.

I’m all over the map when it comes to music. Alan Jackson, Mumford & Sons, and Sohn. I also love Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, and also the Talking Heads!

Can you play any musical instruments? If yes, which one(s)? If not, what instrument would be your first choice to learn and why?

I’ve actually been teaching myself (with the great help of YouTube “university”) the Djembe drum, and I want to learn the guitar eventually.

What is your favorite music genre?

Honestly, I don’t have a favorite. I love 80s classics, but I grew up in the 90s and there are so many iconic songs in so many different genres from that era that it’s too hard to just choose one favorite genre. And, then I love showtunes and movie scores too!

Can you name one thing you learned while working with your co-star, Corey Cott that had a positive impact on you?

I definitely quizzed him daily on what it was like to work on Broadway! But, I am honored by his work ethic and anyone who can sing as he does so effortlessly is captivating. He was a great partner to work with. Plus, he and his entire family are so beyond lovely, they made me feel so comfortable instantly.

More about Holland

She was seen in the Syfy anthology series “Channel Zero,” the Amazon anthology series “Lore” and the 2021 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries “Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas,” movie as part of the Miracles of Christmas programming event.

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Corey Cott stars as Will in Making Waves.

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Did you Know?

Cott has starred in the 2022 Hallmark Channel original movie Butlers in Love. He made his Broadway debut starring as Jack Kelly for two years in Disney’s Newsies, which was immediately followed by Gaston Lachaille opposite Vanessa Hudgens and Victoria Clark in the Broadway revival of Gigi.

More about Corey

He made his Carnegie Hall debut singing with the New York Pops, and frequently performs in concert throughout the country.

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Brittany Bristow stars as Megan in A Safari Romance.

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Did you Know?

At the age of twelve Bristow was accepted to the prestigious Canada’s National Ballet School. After graduation from the professional ballet program, she returned to her true passion of acting through intensive programs at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, various Toronto-based acting programs, the University of Toronto’s Specialist in Cinema-Studies program, and most notably studied with Larry Moss.

More about Brittany

With nearly fifty credits under her belt, Bristow has become a recognizable face within the rom-com genre. This year she will have her debut as a film writer on a project she co-wrote with her husband. Bristow has also made a name for herself in the independent film world in features such as Shadowtown. She has also starred in several Hallmark movies including Royal Matchmaker, Love on Safari, Christmas at the Palace, and more.

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Andrew Walker stars as Tim in A Safari Romance.

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Did you Know?

Montreal native and actor Andrew Walker has been making Hallmark fans swoon for over a decade. Since his debut on the network in “A Bride for Christmas,” Walker has appeared as the company’s leading man in more than 20 movies, including holiday hits and seasonal classics like "Three Wise Men and a Baby" “A Dream of Christmas,” “Love on Ice,” “The Perfect Catch,” and more.

More about Andrew

Additional feature film credits include Oxalis (which he also produced), God Bless the Broken Road, Loaded and Blindsided, opposite Michelle Monaghan and Michael Keaton. Selected TV credits include “Against the Wall,” “ER” and “Without a Trace.”

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Carlos PenaVega stars as Javi in Never Too Late to Celebrate.

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Did you Know?

Opposite his wife Alexa PenaVega, PenaVega starred in three installments of “Picture Perfect Mysteries” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as well as the Hallmark Channel original movies “Enchanted Christmas” and “Love at Sea.” Get to know more about talent with his answers to these fun questions.

*This interview was conducted prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

What destination do you consider your favorite to travel to during the summer?
Hands-down a cruise or sailing. But a cruise is a real vacation. You don’t have to worry about anything.

If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?
While Spanish is a language we [Alexa and I] already know we both have been wanting to really dive in and know it better.

What is one item that you can’t travel without during a summer vacation?
A speaker. Music sets the tone of the vacation!

When working together or with your other co-stars, were there any fun scenes where you went off-script and improvised?
We [Alexa and I] love to play and make things feel genuine and natural. Part of that is not being afraid to try something new and being willing to fail if it doesn’t work 🤣.

More about Carlos

Carlos PenaVega shot to fame and cult status after starring on the highly successful Nickelodeon musical comedy “Big Time Rush” as Carlos Garcia. The band of the same name hit the road, selling out arenas around the globe and releasing three albums, each of which received gold certification. PenaVega is currently on a national tour with Big Time Rush, and recently played Madison Square Garden to a sold out arena.

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Alexa PenaVega stars as Camila in Never Too Late to Celebrate.

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Did you Know?

In addition to film, Alexa has also had massive success in other areas of the entertainment industry. She played Penny in Hairspray on Broadway, had TV roles in shows such as “Ruby & the Rockits” and “Big Time Rush,” appeared in the video for Aerosmith’s “Legendary Child” and was a contestant on Season 21 of “Dancing with the Stars.” Get to know more about talent with her answers to these fun questions.

*This interview was conducted prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

What destination do you consider your favorite to travel to during the summer?
I love warm weather. Anything tropical and warm! Water really makes us [Carlos and I] feel relaxed and at ease. I am pretty sure I can speak for the both of us when we say a cruise is our favorite vacation.

If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?
[Like Carlos] I want to be able to speak Spanish as well as we do English.

What is one item that you can’t travel without during a summer vacation?
A speaker. Music sets the tone of the vacation!

When working together or with your other co-stars, were there any fun scenes where you went off-script and improvised?
I feel like we are always improvising.

More about Alexa

Alongside her real-life husband, Carlos PenaVega, she starred in three installments of “Picture Perfect Mysteries.” She has also starred in the Hallmark Channel Original movies “Destination Wedding,” “Enchanted Christmas,” “Love at Sea,” “Christmas Made to Order,” “Taking a Shot at Love” and “Love in the Limelight,” in which she also starred with her husband Carlos.

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Denise Boutté stars as Cassandra in Napa Ever After.

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Did you Know?

Denise is a self-proclaimed foodie who recently added author to her list of accomplishments. Under her Weeziana Girl, Inc. culinary banner, she released a cookbook, Southern Modified, alongside “Food Network Star” chef Jernard Wells. She also owns a spice line inspired by her Louisiana roots.

Growing up in the small town of Maurice, Louisiana, Denise dreamed the more practical dream of becoming a doctor, as conquering the “Lights and Cameras” of Hollywood never crossed her mind. Medical school no longer a passion, she switched gears, earning a degree in Mass Communications, minor in Marketing from Louisiana State University. Boutté’s creative intuition led her to Dallas, Texas and the world of advertising. She quickly climbed the ranks from account executive to director of leading brands including Frito Lay, Pampers, Fossil and Mary Kay Cosmetics, among others. While overseeing client campaigns, she was introduced to life on set, the seed was planted and she headed West.

More about Denise

She is best known for her work on nationally syndicated TV series “Meet the Browns” and as Trina among star studded cast Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Tasha Smith, Jill Scott, Richard T. Jones in Lionsgate blockbuster Why Did I Get Married?

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Colin Lawrence stars as Alec in Napa Ever After.

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Did you Know?

He has starred in Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movies which include Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing and Morning Show Mysteries: Murder Ever After.
Currently, his role as John “Preacher” Middleton in the Netflix hit series, “Virgin River” has gained him global recognition.

More about Colin

Colin Lawrence was born in London, England by way of Jamaican parents, and brought up in Vancouver, British Columbia. Since his early 20s, Lawrence has been recurring and guest starring in many popular television series. Notably, from 2006-2009 Lawrence gained recognition as Hamish “Skulls” McCall on the acclaimed, rebooted “Battlestar Galactica” series.

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