Jana Kramer stars within the Lifetime vacation film ‘Christmas In Louisiana.’ She revealed in our EXCLUSIVE interview why this position included a ‘full circle’ second for her.
Jana Kramer performs Sarah Winter within the new vacation film Christmas In Louisiana, which premieres Nov. 16 at eight p.m. on Lifetime. Sarah, a profitable lawyer and former Miss Christmas, mus return to her hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana, to have fun the anniversary of the city’s Sugarcane Christmas Competition along with her mom and her grandparents. Alongside the best way, she rediscovers the magic of the season and romance along with her former Mister Christmas. Trevino talked EXCLUSIVELY with Jana, who opened up about why the script for the film stood out to her from the beginning.
“I appreciated this script particularly as a result of it wasn’t simply in regards to the lead feminine simply coming residence to the small city. It was sort of a love story between three generations,” Jana stated. “And that’s what actually drew me to the film as a result of my storyline had simply as huge of an arc as my mother’s storyline and my grandma’s, too. It’s about three girls going by life and love collectively. I simply thought that was actually cool and a distinct twist. I clearly have a superb relationship with my mother and my grandma, so it was cool to have the ability to have artwork imitate life a bit bit.”
Christmas In Louisiana additionally included an unimaginable accident for Jana — the prospect to work with One Tree Hill alum Moira Kelly, who performs Jana’s on-screen mother within the Lifetime film. “For me personally, my favourite film rising up was The Chopping Edge and Moira Kelly was simply my dream,” I by no means received to satisfy her on One Tree Hill. I used to be so bummed about that after I joined One Tree Hill. After which after I came upon that she was going to be my mother, I referred to as the producer and I used to be like, ‘I don’t know the way I’m going to comprise myself. I do know each single phrase to The Chopping Edge.’ As a result of I used to be a determine skater after I was rising up. To have her play my mother, there have been moments after we’re filming and I used to be identical to, ‘That is so surreal. That is the best.’ It was very full circle. I imply even after I was a child, I wrote a letter. I used to be like, ‘I wish to be in The Chopping Edge 2 and play her daughter.’ So the truth that it someway within the universe occurred was actually cool.”
Jana teased that her character is “powerful” and “doesn’t put on her coronary heart on her sleeve.” She added, “She’s having a tough time letting go of the previous. When these emotions come again in, I like the truth that she didn’t shut the door utterly and that she has enjoyable with it as a result of quite a lot of occasions she might possibly be aggravated, however along with her mother and her and her grandma she was capable of finding the humor in it and I like when you will discover the humor in issues.”
The film was Jana’s first after giving delivery to her second baby, Jace, in Nov. 2018. Jace was on set with Jana the entire time as a result of he was only some months outdated. Her daughter, Jolie, did come to go to and had such a blast seeing the set all decked out prefer it was Christmas. “She had enjoyable seeing all of the decorations up and town was so small, however they had been the loveliest folks. It was very nice and so they handled us nice,” Jana stated.
The actress additionally revealed what she thinks is the key to an excellent vacation movie. “Clearly, the love story is what I believe attracts everybody in. However I additionally assume it’s the household connection, too. I believe that’s why these films work. As a result of they’re a household film and everybody can watch them from my daughter to my grandparents.” Earlier than Christmas In Louisiana, Jana starred within the Lifetime film Christmas In Mississippi. As for her ideas about one other vacation film, she stated, “I assume we’ll do possibly like a Christmas In Nashville or Christmas In New York. I’m like, ‘Okay, what’s the following one? It’s received to be Christmas In one thing else.’ Let’s make it a trilogy.”