Chef, Food Network star, spouse, mom — and now, actress. Ree Drummond has fairly the resumé — and he or she has no plans to cease increasing it anytime quickly.
The “Pioneer Woman” host, 52, is starring within the culinary community and Discovery+’s first scripted characteristic movie, “Candy Coated Christmas.”
Drummond will make her performing debut within the vacation flick, set for launch on Nov. 19.
According to People, the film focuses on Molly Gallant (performed by Molly McCook), who returns to her house in Washington after her mom’s loss of life. She arrives after studying that her household’s enterprise is going through chapter. The publication premiered a candy-coated trailer for this system on Wednesday.
Molly needs to promote her mom’s childhood house earlier than she meets the present renters, Noah Winters (Aaron O’Connell) and his household. Molly begins to fall in love (after all!) with the quaint, little city of Peppermint Hollow, together with its bakery (run by Drummond’s character, Bee) and Noah.
“I am so incredibly honored that Food Network asked me to play Bee,” stated Drummond in an announcement. “If I get to be in just one movie in my life, I want it to be a Christmas movie.”
Fans can watch the chef in addition to the remainder of the forged prep and get into character in an insider-scoop characteristic referred to as “Candy Coated Christmas: Behind the Scenes with Ree Drummond.” That particular will drop on Nov. 1 on Discovery+.
The information of the Oklahoma native’s casting was introduced in August. “It’s been a dream of ours to do this for a long time,” Kathleen Finch, chief way of life manufacturers officer for Discovery, instructed Variety on the time. “Not only do we have the Discovery+ platform to put the movie on, what’s exciting is that we have giant cable networks and digital platforms that we can really use to promote the movie in a super-sized way.”
“Ree is the epitome of a female-skewing Food Network talent,” Finch added. “We put her and all these fun ideas into a pot and came up with this fun idea.”
In an announcement, Drummond added, “Candy Coated Christmas was so much fun to be part of; it had all the magical elements that make holiday movies so special. Any initial nerves I felt about joining this project completely melted away when I stepped into the sweet, charming world of Peppermint Hollow!”
The meals blogger can be working onerous on her weight-loss journey. She reportedly dropped 60 kilos and is feeling higher than ever.
“I feel great and that’s what matters. The scale was sort of a gauge for me that I was heading in the right direction. And it was never about ‘I have to lose this amount,’ it’s really about how I feel,” she shared with Entertainment Tonight final month. “I feel great … I feel strong. Even when I was thinner, I don’t think I ever have been a squatter or a lunger before. Not since my ballet days.”