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Hallmark Channel’s Summer Nights programming continues with the premiere of the original film “Wedding Every Weekend”. The cast includes Kimberley Sustad, Paul Campbell and Jaime M. Callica.
“Nate and Brooke are going to the same four weddings, four weekends in a row,” a synopsis for the film reads. “To avoid set-ups, they go together as ‘wedding buddies.’ But what starts as a friendship soon becomes deeper.”
Sustad’s acting credits include “Super Buddies”, “Spooksville” and Netflix’s “Travelers”. The actress who plays the role of Brooke has also starred in a number of other Hallmark productions such as “The Gourmet Detective”, “Cooking With Love”, “All Things Valentine”, and “The Nine Lives of Christmas”.
Campbell, who plays Nate, has starred in a number of Hallmark films such as “A Godwink Christmas”, “The Last Bridesmaid” and “Surprised By Love”. As for his “Wedding Every Weekend” cast mates, the star said he wouldn’t change a thing.
“I wouldn’t change the casting at all,” Campbell told MediaVillage. “Kim’s great, and I say that because she’s very funny and authentically does drama. It’s what this movie needed, so I couldn’t see anybody else. It helps having worked together before, as you develop this shorthand. I also liked that [Nate] was a little bit offbeat for the typical leading man and I was excited our executive producer said, ‘Lean into the humor in the script’. I think that’s also a part of the new direction of Hallmark. It created such dynamic, realistic, storytelling in terms of relationship development.”
Furthermore, Campbell, who also starred in the film “Dirty Singles”, spoke about “Wedding Every Weekend” being the network’s first major effort to be more inclusive.
“As soon as I read it, I screamed from the rooftops that this was a game-changer and we were going to make history with this one. I was so excited, particularly in celebrating the same-sex couple getting married,” he recalled. “Obviously, Hallmark had come under fire in the past and had issues with certain groups about how they’ve handled the same-sex stuff and diversity. Basically inclusion, and not just the LGBTQ stuff, but people of color and diversity in general. A lot of their messaging, especially during the most recent BLM protests was, ‘We will do better and we can do better’. A lot of people said put your money where your mouth is, so reading the script I was like, ‘Here we go! There’s the mouth, there’s the money’.”
Lastly, you probably recognize Callica, who stars in the film as Greg, from Tyler Perry’s “Ruthless” or Lifetime’s “Merry Liddle Christmas”. He’s also appeared in Hallmark’s “Love at First Bark” and “The Bridge.”
Tune into the Hallmark Channel premiere of “Wedding Every Weekend” on Saturday at 9 p.m. EST.