After emotionally demanding roles on Nashville (on which she played a mother separated from her son) and Empire (which came to a violent end when her character was pushed off a balcony), Kaitlin Doubleday returns this weekend to her happy place, Hallmark Channel, with the premiere of Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays. It’s her first Christmas film on the network in seven years (March Sisters at Christmas was the last, in 2012). The change of pace was a welcomed one. “My character, Harper Ellis, is definitely different from my last two, a mother in crisis and an entitled Macbeth-type schemer,” she laughed during an exclusive interview with MediaVillage. “It was nice to play something closer to home. I do feel this character was pretty easy as she wasn’t in crisis. I just got to play off (co-star) Adrian Grenier’s character and the kids [in the film], along with Hunter’s passion for Graceland and Christmas. It’s a sweet story and it was a fun atmosphere to be shooting in. (Doubleday and Grenier are pictured at top.)
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