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Alert all Virgin River followers who’re #TeamBrady! For those who’ve already binged all of season 4 and are already hankering on your subsequent Brady repair in season 5, we have now some excellent news for you. To carry you over, Benjamin Hollingsworth is starring reverse Gray’s Anatomy’s Jaicy Elliot in a model new Hallmark film, Romance in Fashion.
Elliot performs an aspiring clothes designer who’s enthusiastic about making trend accessible for ladies of all styles and sizes. Whereas she takes on additional work as a contract seamstress for a high-profile trend journal, she meets dashingly good-looking Derek who’s stepping in to take the reins of the journal from his father. Ella and the “Prince of Publishing” shortly kind an alliance to shake issues up at The Look. Collectively, they assist the well-established model increase their definition of trend and for the primary time, make ladies of all sizes really feel welcome. And naturally, the sparks fly between them. It is a rom-com, in spite of everything.
Bringing body-positivity to this fictional world is one thing that Hollingsworth and the entire forged sees as an essential mission. What this movie actually does is create the dialogue to assist make this occur in the actual world. Hollingsworth not too long ago spoke with Southern Residing and informed us all about how the forged approached it.
“All of us actually had been behind the messaging of the film which is physique positivity and physique inclusivity within the trend trade and illustration,” he stated. “So for us, there’s a little bit of an ethical obligation to make this a great movie in order that anybody on the market that was fighting a few of these points would really feel not simply heard or seen. However possibly they may really feel a bit higher about themselves or be inspired to take a look at the mirror and see their true magnificence as an alternative of what society has informed them to imagine.”
Hollingsworth additionally talked in regards to the transformation his character Derek makes all through the story with the assistance of Ella. “When he first meets Ella, what he sees in her is not only her outward positivity but in addition her dedication and what’s lacking within the trend trade which is the illustration of what’s the ‘each girl.’ And we study within the movie that the most typical dimension for an American girl is dimension 16 and but we solely see dimension 0, 2, and 4 in magazines so she’s preventing for this illustration to make its method into the style world and into this explicit trend magazines.” He goes on to clarify how Derek feels that Ella’s plan just isn’t solely the morally right solution to go, however that there’s additionally good enterprise sense within the daring selection to incorporate plus dimension ladies within the journal. However he clearly learns extra about life itself in the way in which Ella steps outdoors the field.
“I believe Derrick’s impressed by that to sort of do the identical. To step out from his father’s shadow and do one thing that’s totally different and help one thing that is not simply your typical enterprise strikes. So lots of his decisions within the film are influenced really by way of hers.” Romance in Fashion premieres on Hallmark Channel on August 13.
However in fact we could not speak to the person who performs Brady with out making an attempt to get some secrets and techniques out of him about Virgin River season 5. “The fan response for the reason that first season has been overwhelming, the success we have had which has simply been loopy. So, very grateful for that. However we’re again at it. We’re taking pictures season 5 proper now. And I am unable to inform you an excessive amount of about season 5 simply but however I’ll inform you that it is going to be one of the best season but. We do have a brand new present runner. There’s gonna be much more Brady in season 5. Issues get actually sizzling however not within the typical method that you’d think about with Brady. And yeah, it is gonna be a fantastic season.”
Whereas Hollingsworth is Canadian, we discovered that his cinematic roots will be traced again to our neck of the woods! “My first movie that I shot in the USA was simply north of Atlanta, Georgia, in a city known as Alpharetta Georgia. It was this film known as The Joneses. David Duchovny performed my father, Demi Moore performed my mother, and Amber Heard performed my sister,” he stated.
It was 2009 and Hollingsworth was in his early twenties on the time. He took full benefit of filming in Georgia as an opportunity to essentially expertise the South. “On my weekend, they gave me this rental automotive and I might simply exit on random street journeys round Georgia. And I even went so far as Savannah. I actually keep in mind that time as a result of I simply obtained within the automotive and drove. Truthfully I did not know the place I used to be going, I simply went in a single path. Savannah was distinctive simply due to the historical past. I really like locations with historical past and Savannah simply felt like dripping with historical past and tradition…I took my digicam. I liked taking footage .”
“I am going to at all times keep in mind that feeling of simply being someplace model new, by your self with no agenda, no locations to go or folks to see. It was actually liberating and I obtained to satisfy lots of actually cool folks in Savannah,” he stated.
He additionally had a real Southern proper of passage second throughout his time within the Atlanta space. He attended his first ever soccer recreation. “Demi took me as a result of I informed her I would by no means seen a soccer recreation earlier than and she or he stated oh it’s a must to see one dwell… She picked me up and we go and we drive underground and we get out and the proprietor of the Atlanta Falcons greets us and walks us by way of this tunnel and like straight out onto the sector. So my first soccer recreation I watched on the sidelines with the proprietor of the Atlanta Falcons and Demi Moore,” Hollingsworth stated with a chuckle.
“Atlanta supplied me with lots of pinch myself moments of like I am unable to imagine that is taking place. Enjoyable within the south.”
Effectively Benjamin, we would welcome you again down this fashion anytime.