‘The wedding veil unveiled.’ Photo courtesy of Crown Media
Acclaimed actress Autumn Reeser chatted with Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos about her role in “The Wedding Veil Unveiled” on Hallmark Channel.
This new original film will premiere Saturday, February 12 on Hallmark, as part of the network’s “Loveuary” lineup event. “I’m really excited about this movie,” she said. “I think it’s going to be a great movie, really. It’s very romantic.”
Reeser plays alongside actors such as Alison Sweeney, Lacey Chabert and Paolo Bernardini.
“The Wedding Veil Unveiled” is the second installment in an enchanting new trilogy about three college friends who share a 19th-century wedding veil that’s supposed to bring true love to whoever owns it.
Reeser shared that she loved shooting this movie in Bulgaria and Italy. “It was truly magical,” she said. “It was a dream come true to shoot in Venice.”
Synopsis of “The Bridal Veil Unveiled”
A few months after Avery’s (Lacey Chabert) wedding, Chicago-based teacher Emma (Autumn Reeser) travels to Italy to teach American art history. While there, she uses her free time to research the provenance of the veil, which leads her to the colorful island town of Burano, famous for its exquisite handcrafted lace.
On her way to the island, she meets a handsome man (Paolo Bernardini) who offers to help her but Emma, who has not finished experiencing the end of a long-distance relationship, refuses.
His search leads to the oldest shop on the island, where the owner meets
with exuberance to the veil. Emma doesn’t understand Italian but luckily the man she met earlier shows up and can translate. She learns that his name is Paolo and that his grandmother is the owner of the store. He explains that the veil shares a special bond with his family, who thought it was destroyed.
Paolo and Emma decide to work together to unravel the century-old mystery of how the long-lost veil made its way from Italy to a store in San Francisco, California. As they spend time together and Paolo helps Emma let go and embrace the beauty of Italy, they begin to fall in love.
As Emma prepares to return to Chicago, she’s not sure she can handle another long-distance relationship, but the Veil and her legend might have other plans.
Reeser is attracted to her character, Emma, because she is a “skeptical romantic”. “Emma was burned with love but she still has hope,” she said. “The truth about who she is is a romantic, she loves love.”
The digital age
As an actress in the digital age, she replied, “It’s not much different from before. I’m here to tell stories, no matter what platform they’re on.
“There are so many platforms these days which is amazing, they give actors more opportunities and more scope to tell more stories,” she added.
“The 27 Hour Day”
She enjoyed being part of “The 27-Hour Day” where she performed alongside Andrew Walker. The film earned a favorable review from Digital Journal. “It was really special because it was my first time producing an executive, so to be part of a project from development to production was really amazing,” she said.
“Andrew Walker is lovely. He really is a good man and a good person. He’s very outgoing and has tons of energy. He has so much going on and he can balance a lot of things at once,” she said of her bright co-star.
Reeser starred as Lizzie Grant on the hit HBO series “Entourage.”
Being part of “Entourage,” she said, “was quite an experience. It really was. I loved playing my character. I learned a lot from Lizzie, she was so strong and clear.
She had big words about Kevin Connolly. “Although I haven’t had many scenes with him, I just did a podcast with him and he’s adorable. He just had a new baby,” she said.
Christmas Con 2021
Last December, she was part of Christmas Con in New Jersey. “It was lovely,” she admitted. “It was really special and amazing to meet everyone. I felt everyone’s love and it reassures me that the work I am doing is making a difference.
If she were to have a superpower, she revealed it would be “healing.” “The world is in dire need of healing,” she explained.
Every day she is motivated as an actress “to be a part of healing the world” and “to uplift, enlighten and bring more love.” “I consider these films as medicine for people. Life is really difficult right now, and people need a place to rest their weary hearts and minds,” she said.
On his definition of the word success as “showing up for service”.
For her fans, she concluded about “The Wedding Veil Unveiled”, “It’s a magical Italian romance”.
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