Katie Cassidy has been one of my favorites. From watching her on-screen to my personal interactions with her, she’s super cool. Stephen is basically the prince of Hallmark. He’s starred in a slew of Hallmark movies as the leading man. So to see Katie and Stephen link up for Hallmark’s A Royal Christmas Crush makes too much sense.
Prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike, I spoke to Katie and Stephen about working together on A Royal Christmas Crush and finding love with each other from it. They spoke about their relationship and first impressions of each other and a whole lot of banter between them.
Katie and Stephen have electric chemistry with one another. That was evident from the start of the convo. They are both fun, engaging and full of banter. So I was really surprised to hear that the ice castle structure was really made from ice! I was certain it was some set made with materials that resembled ice, but instead it was a real igloo. Pretty cool!
I saw the look on Katie’s face when I listed the co-stars his characters dated in movies, for a few seconds Katie thought I meant Stephen and not his roles, glad that got clarified quickly. I loved their sense of humor with each other. It’s cute. Additionally, they seem very compatible based on their shared interests.
Cool people, I’m happy for them and wish them the best in their relationship going forward. Check out A Royal Christmas Crush and see how their romance sparked.
**Interview conducted prior to SAG-AFTRA strike
A ROYAL CHRISTMAS CRUSH is out now on the Hallmark Channel and Peacock