We often like to compare the talented actors of Hallmark Channel to those of the Hollywood system of yore, where the leads were commonly re-teamed from project to project. So, with the addition this weekend of actor Robert Buckley, the network may have just added its own Paul Newman to its ever-growing roster of leading men. Buckley stars in Love in Store opposite Alexandra Breckenridge and the always stellar Jackée Harry, and after spending the better part of the last four years battling zombies (not to mention becoming one) as Major Lilywhite on The CW’s iZombie, the less frantic pace was refreshing. “I loved that change,” Buckley said during an exclusive interview with MediaVillage. “I had such a great time doing iZombie, but with Major’s storyline the stakes were incredibly high all of the time. To come in and be able to do a film where I was a guy simply responsible for his feelings, and not worrying about a race war or WW3 and every scene was all ‘My gosh, everything’s on the brink,’ was wonderful. This time it was, ‘Let’s go ride a tandem bike!’ I welcomed that change so much, along with a healthy dose of bronzer instead of eight hours of zombie makeup.”
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