Jaicy Elliot taking a break from Seattle and heading to Louisiana in My Southern Family Christmas, premiering November 24 on Hallmark. The actress spoke EXCLUSIVELY with hollywood life about this “family-centered” film, which is also her first Hallmark Christmas movie.
“My Southern Family Christmas is a movie about reconnecting with family over the holidays,” Jaicy said. “The story follows Campbell, the character I play, who gets a phone call from her long-lost father’s new wife, and she’s trying to reconnect them in Louisiana, specifically in Sorrento. She was invited to come and spend time with them and through her work she ended up going there to write an article.
Campbell is a travel journalist and started covering Cajun traditions in Sorrento. In exploring these traditions, Jaicy explains that Campbell “got to meet her father and the question was whether she would tell him because he didn’t know she was his daughter. You follow her on her journey to decide if she wants to reconnect with her father, and along the way meet a guy and fall in love.”
The Grey’s Anatomy actress love My Southern Family Christmas because it is “very family centered. It’s not like the other Marks of Christmas I’ve seen, and it’s about giving people a second chance and also leaving yourself open to finding love in different ways and in different ways. You can get love in romantic relationships, but also in many other ways of a defining love, the love of a father and family. She has an older sister so this is a really touching movie. You definitely want a tissue when you watch that movie because it’s so moving.”
Jaicy actually grew up in France and moved to the United States about 7 years ago. “I didn’t realize how much French heritage there was in Louisiana, and I didn’t realize that the Cajun culture was still very independent from the great American culture. They have all their own traditions, they need their own language. It was so much fun talking to the people there, getting to know them and hearing their stories,” Jaicy said. hollywood life.
Jaicy’s co-stars include amazing people Bruce Campbell and One Tree Hill alum Mora Kelly. “Both of them appreciate the work we have to do. Moira has been taking care of her baby for a while, so it’s fun to talk about her views on Hollywood. She hasn’t lived in California in a while, so I’ve heard a lot of really interesting stories about her life in Hollywood.”
She continued, “Bruce Campbell is just an icon. I grew up seeing his face everywhere. He’s been on top of all the areas this world has to offer, which leads to a lot of really insightful conversations about existential life. I feel like we’re a family because we really spend time together telling our stories and it’s a very cohesive movie because I feel like we all have different points of view and very different experience. I feel very, very lucky and very fortunate to be in the room with them and to hear their thoughts and what they have to share.” My Southern Family Christmas will air at 8pm on Hallmark.