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Brennan Elliott talks about his new Hallmark film ‘Marry Go Round’

Actor Brennan Elliott chatted about his new original Hallmark film “Marry Go Round,” which premieres on Saturday, September 10.

Brennan Elliott in 'Marry Go Round'
Brennan Elliott in 'Marry Go Round.' Photo Credit: Bettina Strauss, Hallmark Media
Brennan Elliott in 'Marry Go Round.' Photo Credit: Bettina Strauss, Hallmark Media

Canadian actor Brennan Elliott chatted about his new original Hallmark film “Marry Go Round,” which premieres on Saturday, September 10.

“Marry Go Round” was written by Robert Tate Miller and directed by David Weaver.

In “Marry Go Round,” Elliott and Amanda Schull reconnect and reminisce as Luke Walker and Abby Foster respectively, who were high school sweethearts and had a short-lived marriage after high school.

Many years later, Abby is a successful executive who is planning to move to
Paris with her fiancé Edward Timsdale (Zak Santiago). Everything in her life seems
to be perfect. That is until she gets a letter explaining her divorce to Luke is not exactly official.

When Abby arrives back in her hometown for a court hearing she runs into Luke and quickly learns he has no intention of finalizing this divorce anytime soon.

Abby’s mother, Emily, finally reveals a secret she has been keeping from her daughter that explains what really happened so many years ago. Abby now has a choice to make.

Does she face the truth about what she has always felt for Luke or stick to the plan when she thought her life was so perfect?

“This movie was great, it was a lot of fun obviously,” he admitted. “I have worked with our director, David Weaver, before. I had never worked with Amanda Schull before but she was lovely. The material is all about holding onto love. I felt it was more of a personal story about those two characters and I had a lot of fun doing it.”

Elliott was drawn to his character Luke whom he described as a “man’s man.” “I liked Luke’s passion and heartfelt devotion to never letting go of love or the things that are important to him,” he said.

“The movie is about how far you will go to hold onto the one you love and what will you do. I try to personalize everything from my own experiences. I thought that was the hook and really interesting,” he added.

For his fans, he remarked about “Marry Go Round,” “I would like for them to reflect on the journey of understanding that true love never dies. It is going to take a lot of hard work, focus, being honest with yourself, and persistence to trust your heart and your soul to have that kind of love.”

The digital age

On being an actor in the digital age, Elliott said, “There is a lot more content and more opportunities to explore material. It gives audiences and subscribers an opportunity to click and subscribe to different streaming mechanisms to watch their favorite shows or films. The digital age connects us to the audience in a lot of ways. It’s a different world these days, and I try to adapt to it accordingly.”

“Now, it is not as connected as it used to be. Most of it is self-tapes so you don’t get a chance to sit down and meet people in person. That is something I would prefer to go back to,” he added.

Advice for hopefuls in acting

For young and aspiring actors, Elliott said, “Get into a place where you can learn about your instrument meaning be your own instrument and learn your craft. Explore and find your voice. Then, step out and really try to make a career out of it.”

“I have looked at every opportunity as a training ground. Whatever TV show or movie I’m doing, I treat it as either my first job or my last job. I also give my heart and soul to it and I learn something along the way. I take things and I add them to my toolbox,” he added.

On the title of the current chapter of his life, he said, “Perspective and knowing what’s important.” “That is really important. My family has gone through some trials with my wife and her illness. It has opened my mind, heart, and soul to appreciate the blessings of having these jobs and these movies, and we are trying to touch people’s lives,” he explained.

“It has been wonderful to meet the fans and hear how important these movies are to them,” he added.

‘The Perfect Pairing’

He had great words about being a part of “The Perfect Pairing,” where he worked opposite Nazneen Contractor, which was released earlier this year on Hallmark. It garnered a favorable review. “I had a lot of fun in ‘The Perfect Pairing.’ I love Nazneen, she is great. She is a spunky lady and a talented actress,” he said.

“I feel blessed to be able to work with Hallmark and the executives there and to tell stories there,” he added.

Success

Elliott defined the word success as “Happiness, health, doing what you love, and loving those around you that love you.” “I have an opportunity to do what I love, I am healthy (knock on wood), and I appreciate people’s love for me, and vice versa. I feel I am a success in a lot of areas in my life and I am very blessed and grateful,” he said.

To learn more about Canadian actor Brennan Elliott, follow him on Instagram.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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