Hilarie Burton and Tyler Hilton are reuniting for ‘A Christmas Wish’ together with different ‘OTH’ solid. HL spoke with Hilarie and Tyler in regards to the ‘real magic’ of this vacation film.
A Christmas Wish premieres Nov. 28 on Lifetime and stars Hilarie Burton and Tyler Hilton. The beloved One Tree Hill stars are reuniting as soon as once more for a heartwarming vacation movie. In the city of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, a picket wishing field is positioned within the park as a Christmas custom. People write down their coronary heart’s need and place it within the field in hopes that their want might be granted. Faith, performed by Burton, needs to expertise real love for the primary time. A good-looking and eligible bachelor enters her life however as Christmas nears, Faith begins to surprise if her want is definitely main her to her greatest buddy Wyatt, performed by Hilton.
This isn’t the primary vacation film Hilarie and Tyler have labored on collectively. They starred in Christmas on the Bayou in 2013 and The Christmas Contract in 2018, each of which featured different OTH alums. A Christmas Wish isn’t any totally different. Lee Norris, Antwon Tanner, Barbara Alyn Woods, and Colin Fickes additionally make notable appearances within the film. For Hilarie, attending to work together with her former castmates once more on tasks like A Christmas Wish is an unimaginable alternative. “It’s really empowering,” Hilarie instructed HollywoodLife. “I feel everybody is aware of now that some stuff went down on One Tree Hill that wasn’t cool, and so to take the narrative again and to say, ‘Hey, we are going to work together and it’s going to be on our phrases. And we’re going to make stuff that feels good and is nice for the entire household and is nice for ladies.’ That’s a extremely empowering feeling. Lifetime’s been making tasks for ladies by ladies eternally, and so everybody else is on the bandwagon now and that’s unbelievable. But they’ve a observe report of getting executed it for many years. They have been a pure dwelling for us to form of take that narrative again and say, ‘Yeah, we’re going to make content material. It’s going to be nostalgic for our fan base, but it surely’s additionally going to be new and enjoyable and lighthearted.’ You can inform that we’re having an excellent time.”
Getting their OTH alums to participate is rarely an issue. “We seriously just sit on our phone and go through and see like who is up for it,” Hilarie continued. Tyler added, “At one point, there was a part that still hadn’t been cast. She and I were just sitting in our cast chairs just texting actors we knew and saying like, ‘Hey! You want to come out to Louisiana next week and just be in this movie?’” Hilarie stated, “What’s nice is that everybody wanted to do it. It just became a matter of like, ‘Oh, I’m shooting this other thing.’”
Tyler admitted that he loves that the character of Wyatt isn’t your typical main man. “A lot of times, guy characters can be so stale,” Tyler stated. “There’s something about this that’s so silly and so kind of endearing and just like a big kid. I love that kind of role in a guy.” For Hilarie, Faith isn’t on a journey to search out herself, which is a typical storyline for ladies in lots of vacation motion pictures. “She knows who she is,” Hilarie instructed HollywoodLife. “It’s a matter of putting the school and that priority in one place and then her personal life. That’s the struggle with women. How do we balance our work, our love life, our kids? And so that, to me, was the narrative. Like how do we balance these things that matter to us without turning into a crazy person?”
Hilarie additionally burdened that she actually values “treasuring the magic of the mundane” in vacation motion pictures. She additionally famous that she doesn’t “want women to think that some jacked dude is going to suddenly come in and bring you coffee in bed and breakfast,” she stated. “It’s going to be your best friend. It’s going to be the person that you’re comfortable with. That illusion that it’s going to be like rainbows and fireworks and all that is false. The real magic is the person that you can be your worst with.”
Hilarie’s ardour to interrupt the mould in relation to motion pictures like A Christmas Wish is only one of many causes Tyler signed on. “That’s why I think these movies aren’t just like normal because Hilarie really has a hand in the narrative and the story that they want to tell and the culture that the movie’s going to be in,” he stated. “She changes a lot. And that’s why I think a lot of these movies can feel cookie-cutter, and never the ones that she’s in. That’s why I wanted to be a part of it, too.”
A Christmas Wish definitely received’t be the final vacation film that Hilarie and Tyler do collectively. “We start planning things about a year in advance,” Hilarie stated. “We’re already planning next year.” The film additionally stars Megan Park, Cristian de la Fuente, and Pam Grier. Tyler’s newest vacation music “Drunk on Christmas” is on the market now. A Christmas Wish will premiere on Nov. 28 at eight p.m. on Lifetime.