The last time we caught up with beloved Hallmark Media star Niall Matter, he was thrilled to be playing the larger-than-life time-traveling character Rip Van Winkle Jr. inRip in Time for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Matter returns to the channel this weekend in a more subdued role starring opposite Rachelle Lefevre, this time playing a banker in The Secrets of Bella Vista, based on the book The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs. But don't worry, unlike most bankers in the Hallmark universe out to destroy someone, this banker isn't twirling a mustache. In fact, he has a heart of gold. "I do like getting to play bad guys," Matter said with a laugh during an exclusive interview with MediaVillage. "But I don't get bad guy [roles] in the Hallmark world. There was an element of mystery to him that was appealing.
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