|March 20||Honeymoon For One Screencaptures|
I have added to the gallery screencaptures of Honeymoon For One and one picture from set. As well as one still from Becker (thanks Dennis) and more images from an old photoshoot.
|August 16||HFO Ratings|
Ranks as #1 Cable Movie of the Day Among HH and W25-54
2.9 million unduplicated viewers tuned in for the Saturday, August 13 premiere of Hallmark Channel Original Movie, ‘Honeymoon for One’, making it the day’s hottest destination on cable, ranking as the #1 ad-supported cable movie of the day among HH rating and W25-54.
‘Honeymoon for One’, starring Golden Globe® nominated Nicollette Sheridan (“Desperate Housewives”), also ranked #2 in its 9-11p time period among HH (1.7 rtg) and W25-54 (.8 rtg), while ranking as the #4 and #5 movie of the week among HH rating and W25-54, respectively.
|August 12||AP Interview|
Here’s another small interview of Nicollette talking about Honeymoon For One. Don’t miss it this Saturday on Hallmark Channel at 9pm!
|August 11||Keeping It Green|
‘Honeymoon For One’ star has an eco-friendly home and a Hallmark movie with a conservation message.“I’m always conscious of the types of products I use to clean my home. I use environmentally safe cleaning products to make sure they don’t harm the planet,” says Nicollette Sheridan. “I’m plagued by the fact that people use plastic products and throw them away and don’t recycle. I recycle and also use glass along with other reusable items like a stainless steel canteen.”On Aug. 13, Sheridan stars in the Hallmark Channel movie “Honeymoon For One,” playing a workaholic ad exec who finds out her fiancée cheated and calls off the wedding but decides to take the honeymoon alone. She meets a man (Greg Wise) who’s trying to protect the beautiful Irish countryside from developers.Shooting on location in Ireland was a draw for Sheridan, who plays a city girl but in reality has a passionate love of nature. Riding horses since she was three in her native London, she rides every day when she’s not working. “It really is sort of my peace and my serenity when I’m out with the horses and my dog. You know, you have a responsibility when you have animals. They need to be exercised, just like we do, so I get out there as often as I can. I think it’s very important to be able to take in your surroundings and breathe the fresh air and appreciate the beauty of nature,” she continues. “It’s very grounding and very centering.”The fact that the role is a departure from the character she played on “Desperate Housewives,” the scheming, predatory Edie Britt, was “part of the allure” for Sheridan, as was playing a woman who “struggles with her immersion in the business world and her lack of paying attention to her needs, her sense of self, and her relationship.” In real life, Sheridan has a better handle on that balance. “I really try to take one day at a time and enjoy the moments,” she says. “I have a life outside of work.”
Not all actresses would be thrilled at the prospect of a role that’s mostly shot outdoors in the countryside and requires wearing sturdy boots, riding a horse and falling over — more than once.
But for Nicollette Sheridan, those were the things that attracted her to her latest TV movie (OK, maybe not the falling over part, but the rest of it).
“I just love the romance of the Irish countryside,” Sheridan says. “We were actually in Dublin, and then we’d go out 45 minutes to an hour away from our main hub and shoot at the beautiful castles and the countryside, the forests and the water holes.
“We were on location the entire time.”
In “Honeymoon for One,” premiering Saturday, Aug. 13, on Hallmark Channel, Sheridan plays Eve Parker, a Los Angeles advertising executive who finds her comfortable world upended when her handsome fiance, Greg (Patrick Baladi), turns out to be a cad.
Having already spent the money on a honeymoon, Eve decides to head off on her own to an Irish castle that her now-ex-fiance’s company plans to turn into a golf course. Left without her suitcase of shoes, Eve heads out for a stroll in inappropriate yet stylish footwear and runs into the estate’s manager, rugged outdoorsman Sean (Greg Wise), who has a precocious daughter, Kathleen (Katie Bannon).
Just about as soon as Eve decides to give her Irish fling a whirl, Greg shows up with plans both business and matrimonial. Eve then must decide whether to return to her old life or risk it all for the possibility of a new one.
“I was attracted to Eve’s struggle with her immersion in the business world,” says Sheridan, “and the blinders she had on to the importance of self and being present and life and relationships. Sometimes it takes something traumatic to change.
“I find that people get stuck in familiarity, be it negative or positive, and there’s so much out there. It’s at your fingertips if you just open your eyes and heart and walk through your fears. That applies to all of us.
“I like that Eve leaves her comfort zone at work, which she hides behind, and ultimately finds deeper meaning to life.”
The story line called for Eve to hop aboard a horse for the first time and wind up galloping out of control across the countryside. For accomplished rider Sheridan, this was a bit of a challenge.
“I have four horses,” she says. “I’ve had horses on and off throughout my life. Of course, the galloping across the wild Irish countryside on a beautiful white steed was magnificent. “I had to pretend that I couldn’t ride. I could do all my own stunts because I could ride very well, if I do say so myself.”
But this sort of derring-do didn’t come without consequences. “I did get a fairly large bruise on my leg that didn’t go away for about three months,” Sheridan says. “(It happened) when I’m riding the horse, and I end up falling off near the waterfall.
“In the middle of the scene, I slipped and got a pointy rock in my thigh. The show must go on, so we kept doing it. It is actually the take that’s in the movie. But the rock was huge. It was bigger than a grapefruit and black.”
Asked if the director and producers were concerned, Sheridan says, “At times, they don’t want you to, because they fear for your life. No, no, I should say, they fear for their production time. If it’s the last scene, and they’ve got it in the can, they would probably say, ‘Go ahead, do your stunt,’ but not in the midst of shooting.
“I did have a lovely stunt double, and I made sure she did some stuff so that she’d get her pay. You’ve always got to look out for the fellows you’re working with.”
Sheridan also became a great admirer of young Katie Bannon.
“Oh, my goodness,” she says, “she is so talented. She’s a singer, she plays musical instruments, she’s an artist. She is something to behold. It was the first thing she’d ever done.
“But she had this natural, free-flowing, unaffected truth that came out of her. We had a lot of fun together. She’s an inquisitive, bright, beautiful little thing. Quite adored her.”
Sheridan also became fond of Victoria Smurfit (“Ballykissangel”), the Irish actress who played her best friend. “She is such a lovely human being,” says Sheridan. “She’s so special and so full of light and love. She’s very humorous. I thought she did a wonderful job. She’s a very talented actress.
“She, since then, has come over here (to Los Angeles), and I think she might stay for a while. … Of course, the summer is romancing the Smurfit family.”
|July 29||Talking Honeymoon|
Go around the 1 minute mark and watch Nicollette talking a little bit about her costars.
|July 27||TCA Tour Articles|
Since basically all articles about the Hallmark Channel panel will say the same, I’ll make a compilation on this entry.
In Hallmark’s upcoming Honeymoon for One, she’ll work as a work-obsessed ad exec who discovers her fiancé is cheating on her and escapes to Ireland to take their planned honeymoon on her own.
Part of the allure, she says, is that she’s playing a kind person who is blindsided by a bad guy, rather than the bad girl doing the blindsiding. And she gets to ride horses, which is one of her great loves.
“It really is my peace and serenity when I’m out with my horses.”
Peace, she says, was also the rule on the set. On Honeymoon, she played her part, she rode her horse, she did her stunts and, she says, “I didn’t cause any havoc. “
Sheridan stars in Honeymoon for One (9 p.m. Aug. 13) as a woman who dumps her philandering fiancé and then embarks on a solo vacation.
The film shot in Ireland and Sheridan plays a more sympathetic character than Edie Britt.
“Obviously you don’t remember my body of work,” Sheridan said when asked if she enjoyed playing a more sympathetic role. “I have played some nice characters.”
In Honeymoon for One, Sheridan plays an ambitious ad exec who has a fiancé with a roving eye. Heartbroken, she calls off the marriage, but goes on her honeymoon to Ireland anyway, where she meets a handsome Irishman who shows her love, and how to ride a unicorn – oh wait, it’s just a beautiful white horse.
“Hallmark has had some pretty good luck with shooting in Ireland, getting some really good backgrounds,” one critic started to ask the actress. “They’ve got ‘The Cabin’ they shot in Ireland, and they shot –“
“Could you speak English, please?” Sheridan interrupted testily. “I’m having a little difficulty.”
Sheridan, we should note, had started off the Q&A speaking with a bad Irish accent. After that, she reverted back to her “British-born” accent.
Anyway, after letting that critic know who’s who and what’s what with that snide “so hard to understand your American accent” gag, she conceded that Irish countryside “poetry” and “breathtaking.”
The next critic made a Desperate Housewives reference, asking her, “was it a lure to play someone nice for a change?”
“Hahaha,” she laughed haughtily, like a princess laughing at the scullery maid who’d just slipped on a banana peel.
“Well!” Obviously you’re not that familiar with my body of work,” Sheridan snapped. She was ready to rumble.
“I HAVE actually played some nice characters,” she sniffed.
The critic began to grovel apologetically: “Yeah. No. I’m just saying. But most people remember you more recently from Desperate Housewives.”
“Thank you,” Nicolette responded, patronizingly. “Yes, yes. Absolutely. Part of the allure was definitely what a kind individual Eve was, and her struggle with her immersion in her business world and her lack of paying attention to her needs, her sense of self, and her relationship.”
They did, however, wonder whether, when her Hallmark movie airs, how she would use social media to “talk about little things as you’re watching it yourself.”
“You’re stepping into a territory where I’m going to have to admit my ignorance,” Sheridan said.
“You don’t use Twitter?” the blogger asked, incredulously.
“Oh. Okay. That’s okay,” the blogger said, condescendingly – evening the score, we think.
Please be patient for pictures, I have a couple of really busy days coming up.
|July 27||Honeymoon For One Interviews|
Who else is excited? See Nicollette talking about her upcoming movie!
|July 14||Honeymoon For One – Trailer|
We’re just less than 1 month away of the premiere for Honeymoon For One and here is the trailer to make the wait more bearable.
On Honeymoon For One Nicollette shows legions of fans how well she can play sympathetic and warm instead of the usual bad girls she portrays.
“When I read the script I loved it – it was sweet, old-fashioned romantic comedy and my character was just a kind, sweet, trying-to-find-her-way character. That was very appealing to me,” says Nicollette. Her character, Eve Parker, is a successful L.A. advertising executive who discovers her fiancé (Patrick Baladi) is cheating on her – in business and romance – just prior to their wedding. The nuptials are called off, but she decides to go on their planned trip to Ireland by herself.
Greg Wise plays the manager and tour guide of the castle estate where Eve is staying. The city girl seems to have nothing but trouble at the outset. Nicollette’s striking blue eyes light up when she talks about the physical comedy involved in breaking a spkike heel while in the woods in the wrong shoes. “That was a lot of fun,” she says with a smile.
The prospect of horseback riding at their idyllic location was a great lure for Nicollette, an expert equestrienne who began riding at around age three and who owns four horses. Ironically, she had to play Eve Parker as a brand-new, nervous rider. Knowing horses as well as she does “was quite useful, because then you can do anything. You can feel safe doing something that looks very unsafe. I did all my own stunts on the horse,” she reports.
According to Nicollette, that included everything from bouncing around in the saddle like a marionette to hanging on for dear life when the steed takes off unexpectedly at a full gallop.
In another bit of movie irony, Nicollette adds with a laugh, “Greg Wise’s character is supposed to be the horseman, and he didn’t know how to ride. So we went off and I sort of helped him a little bit, and then we choreographed him chasing me down.”
It’s an intense sequence, but for Nicollette, “It was heavenly. I grew up riding, galloping across the English downs, so being in Ireland in that rough wild Irish countryside on this beautiful white horse — ” She stops, sighs. “I fell madly in love with him. I wanted to bring him home with me. His name was Star and he’d never done a movie before. It’s always a bit daunting for a horse when they’re around a camera and a boom for the sound and all of a sudden things are coming at them. He was a bit skittish but I think he trusted me and I think he finally warmed up to the movie set quite well.”
Nicollette met the four-legged object of her infatuation when she and Wise ventured out to the stables where Star is kept. “Greg and I went riding and trying out other horses to see what horse he’d be most comfortable on — but as soon as I saw that white beauty, he was for me.”
According to her, Wise was quick to catch on as a rider. “He’s a wonderful actor. He was a pleasure to work with — ‘a good crack’ as they say in Ireland. And he had a perfect Irish brogue for an Englishman, I must say.”
Despite growing up in England, the West Sussex-born actress had never been to Ireland before. During the weeks of Honeymoon For One production, “We were based in Dublin and that was sort of our hub, and we’d go out to this beautiful countryside. The people were so friendly, and I’m dying to go back when I have time to explore the country, and visit the castles and the seaside towns. And of course, the Irish pubs,” she adds, her voice rising and gaining an Irish lilt, “where they sing and they dance and they drink a lot. The people seem very happy there, it was very nice being in that environment.”
These days, her own environment includes a house in horse country outside Los Angeles that Nicollette has been remodeling for the past three years.
“I am just about finished,” she says of the English/French style hilltop chateau she’s surrounded with fragrant rose gardens and lavender. “It’s very warm and inviting, and I’ve sort of mixed country with more of a streamlined, cleaner feel, because my other house is very country. It’s very important to me to have good energy and a nice flow throughout a house, to make it a place you want to be, not that you walk in and have the feeling you don’t want to touch anything.
“I did the drawings and I was the designer, the architect and the landscaper,” adds Nicollette. “It’s really rewarding to have a vision, put it on paper and bring it to life. I feel very blessed.”
Her love of horses has recently led to her involvement with Ride On, “This wonderful charity for emotionally and physically disabled children and adults. It’s all about them bonding with the horses and riding. There’s so much for them to learn and to feel that love,” she enthuses. “There’s a very different kind of communication that occurs between man and horse that is very powerful and extraordinarily healing. It’s a wonderful place where people truly care and have devoted their lives to making such a difference.”
Clearly, Nicollette Sheridan continues to make a difference in her craft and in life.
I have added more ad art for Honeymoon For One at the gallery.