Source: Channel Guide Magazine [follow link for complete interview]
Jacqueline Bisset Visits Hallmark Channel For "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"
By Karl J. Paloucek
How do you make a sequel to a Louisa May Alcott story when there is no sequel in Alcott's œuvre? Very carefully. In Hallmark Channel's case, the follow-up to its successful 2008 holiday film An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving had to involve a proper script, the right setting and the right cast -- and it would have to include Jacqueline Bisset, who starred as the strong-willed Isabella Crawford in the original. Well, they must have done something right, because she's back for An Old-Fashioned Christmas, premiering on Hallmark Channel Dec. 11.
... What is it about this character that drew you back to her for this sequel?
Jacqueline Bisset: Well, the first one, I was always quite attracted to Louisa May Alcott as a writer -- the first one was based on a short story and that drew me into the whole thing. Doing some of these quality pieces that are well done -- it always draws me in if I feel there's something I can do. I quite like doing period things. I like words, and I like the idea of expressing myself without having to say, "You know?" every two minutes, or whatever the modern language is. ... She's a bit more out there in the second one, and the character has grown in a different way. ... And I thought the idea of traveling around the world ... well, why not? [Laughs.] If I hadn't liked the second script, I wouldn't have followed, I guess. But it seemed like a good idea. Anything that's successful is hard to find. So let's hope this one's a success.
Source: Hallmark Channel You Tube channel
EXCLUSIVE - An Old Fashioned Christmas - A Hallmark Channel Original Movie - Promo
International film star and Emmy® and Golden Globe Award nominee Jacqueline Bisset reprises the role of "Isabella Crawford" in "An Old-Fashioned Christmas," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, December 11 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C).
Sun. Dec. 12 5:00 PM Hallmark Channel
Fri. Dec. 17 5:00 PM Hallmark Channel
Sat. Dec. 18 11:00 AM Hallmark Channel
Fri. Dec. 24 11:00 AM Hallmark Movie Channel