Anybody who has ever heard Aaron Tveit sing is aware of he is mainly a Disney prince in actual life, so it is completely becoming that he performs royalty in his first Hallmark film. In One Royal Vacation – which premieres on Oct. 31 on the Hallmark Channel – the actor performs a prince named James who begrudgingly finds himself stranded in New England days earlier than Christmas resulting from a snowstorm. After an opportunity encounter with a bubbly nurse named Anna (Laura Osnes), although, James finally ends up spending the vacations at her household’s Connecticut inn, and a candy romance slowly begins to unfold.
Having recognized Osnes for a very long time, Tveit stated he was excited to work with the guy Broadway star within the film. Though the 2 have sung collectively on varied events, Tveit famous that that they had “by no means labored collectively correctly.” Plus, the truth that Osnes has a couple of Hallmark films below her belt was an added bonus. “She was displaying me the Hallmark ropes,” he informed infonewsclub. After all, Hallmark could not have a film starring Broadway actors like Tveit and Osnes with out incorporating a musical quantity. The 2 sing “Winter Wonderland” for the movie. “It was wonderful,” Tveit stated about recording the vacation monitor. “I’ve at all times secretly wished to file a Christmas album. Perhaps that is one thing I’ll nonetheless do someday. So it was so enjoyable, and the individuals at Hallmark have been so open to that. Laura and I have been speaking about it, and she or he type of had this concept of like, ‘Why do not we sing one thing?’ And we offered it to [Hallmark] as one of many credit score sequences, and there have been no questions requested, [and they were] instantly on board and made all of it occur.”
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One other deal with for followers is Tveit’s accent within the film. Although Prince James hails from a fictional nation known as Galwick, his accent was impressed by real-life royalty. “We checked out Prince William and Prince Harry when it comes to the wardrobe palette and issues like that. We wished to look to these individuals to see how just a little little bit of heightening and wardrobe and being just a little extra conventional may assist promote that we have been royalty. By way of the accent, there’s simply one thing about British RP, a conventional British accent, that I feel does the identical factor. There are issues within the script which are very a lot written in that cadence, and if stated [without] the accent, come off a bit unusual. I used to be very lucky that once I was making ready for the Les Misérables film, I had nearly six weeks of one-on-one dialect coaching for that film, and that was all RP. So it was good to type of pull these notes again out. I type of leaned on this present that I used to be given these years in the past. So hopefully it got here out OK.”
Whereas Tveit’s followers are actually excited to see him in a vacation Hallmark movie (and comfortable sweaters), one factor that drew the actor to the movie was the heartwarming story. “This was type of an ideal storm as a result of I’ve at all times been a fan of [Hallmark] films, particularly their Christmas films,” he stated. “I learn the script, and I simply thought it was only a stunning, easy story that was type of timeless. I used to be truly very moved by the script, and I simply thought it was simply such a vivid, heat story. Particularly with the backdrop of every little thing occurring in our world, it is simply a good time to have the ability to come collectively and luxuriate in a pleasant night with a fantastic story.”
“I am at all times searching for characters and those that have a journey to go on.”
Having performed a spread of various characters over time – from Mike Warren on Graceland to Christian in Broadway’s Moulin Rouge, which lately earned him his first Tony nomination – Tveit famous that he is at all times been drawn to characters who change. “That is what I really like on this one script and nice movies and nice tales and nice performs, it is all about characters altering,” he stated. “I am at all times searching for characters and those that have a journey to go on.”
Although he has tackled many alternative genres and mediums in his profession, he famous that he’ll at all times have a delicate spot for musical theater. “I do actually love all of them equally, however there’s one thing about being on stage [and] having that have with the viewers each night time, listening to the applause, [and] that laughter. There’s simply such an vitality on stage and in a theater, in a dwell efficiency, that you may’t get anyplace else. As a lot as I really like being on set and I really like the craftsmanship and artistry that that takes, if you happen to’re in a comedy, no one’s laughing as a result of they can not. There’s simply nothing like being on stage. However then the trade-off to that after all is being on stage and doing a present eight instances every week is the toughest factor you’ll be able to in all probability do as an actor. So it is a delicate steadiness, and I am simply very grateful that I’ve type of gotten to stroll in all of those totally different avenues.” Seeing how Tveit effortlessly masters every mission he works on, I for one cannot wait to see what he does subsequent. Fingers crossed it is a Christmas album!