Love Under the Olive Tree is telecast Saturday, June 20, 9 p.m. on Hallmark Channel as part of the network's A Little Romance programming event. Since beginning his relationship with Crown Media in 2013, actor Benjamin Hollingsworth has been fortunate to portray a host of characters with an array of occupations for both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. His latest, Love Under the Olive Tree, provided him a Dynasty moment of sorts playing a lawyer/oil magnate, olive oil that is, immersed in a bitter competing family feud. "I've played lawyers, computer programmers, and advertising specialists," he shared during an exclusive MediaVillage interview. "But playing an oil magnet, or [olive] oil producer, was the most unique one and a lot of fun. I learned a lot about olive oil and to be honest related to both the farmer and lawyer aspects of him. I love gardening and cooking, so I do utilize a lot of olive oil, I did score a few bottles from the production, so they stocked me up with very tasty olive oil. But I come from a small town in Canada and was around a lot of farmers as a kid, so I guess it related more to the olive oil production, ranch style, part of his life. But I'm educated, and I know my wife would agree when I say, "I know how to debate well."
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