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Jesse Bradford Talks Stepping Back Into A ‘Charming’ Leading Man Role In New Holiday Movie (Exclusive)

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Jesse Bradford is moving into the Christmas spirit together with his new vacation film Merry Kiss Cam, which premiered November 24 on Hulu. The actor stars as a sports-loving bartender named Danny who winds up occurring a date to a hockey sport with a widowed artist named Jess, performed by Scandal star Katie Lowes. When their lip lock on the kiss cam appears to be magical in additional methods than one, sparks proceed to fly between Danny and Jess.

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Jesse Bradford in ‘Merry Kiss Cam.’ (Hulu)

HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Jesse about taking over his position in Merry Kiss Cam, which marks his return to the Christmas film style. “The one different Christmas holiday-themed film I’ve ever finished was known as Prancer, and I did it once I was like 11 years previous or one thing. In the event you blink, you’ll miss me. I’ve like two scenes, and that was a very long time in the past. However that film performs yearly. I nonetheless get a residual verify each Christmas for Prancer,” Jesse quipped.

For Jesse, he was drawn to Merry Kiss Cam as a complete. “I simply thought it was cute and candy and light-hearted and enjoyable and sort of had a gimmick or a catch that I hadn’t actually seen earlier than with the kiss cam and all the pieces,” Jesse stated. “I believed the character was simply actually easy, susceptible, sincere, a superb man, humorous, and charming in his means when it comes to the dialogue and stuff. It simply appeared like a very nice alternative to play a very easy main man-type position, one thing I haven’t gotten to do in a minute. I’ve been doing a variety of supporting-type stuff. I simply noticed the chance to dig in and attempt to make a very susceptible, likable character.”

Jesse and Katie’s chemistry is easy within the Hulu movie. The actors had by no means met previous to filming, however they hit it off immediately. “I believed she was nice, and the factor I knew her from probably the most was truly Inventing Anna. I used to be actually excited to listen to her identify connected to the venture,” Jesse informed HollywoodLife. “It was undoubtedly an enormous, massive nudge for me to need to be part of it, and also you couldn’t meet a nicer individual. She’s only a barrel of monkeys and actually candy and sort and open.”

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Katie Lowes and Jesse Bradford in ‘Merry Kiss Cam.’ (Hulu)

The pair had issues in widespread proper off the bat. The truth that they needed to play onscreen love pursuits was a “good basis so that you can do it in actual life. It’s like, the door’s huge open. We’ve to fall in love on digicam, we could as nicely get to know one another. We could as nicely put our playing cards on the desk and be sincere with one another about this, that, and the opposite and never maintain again on our private experiences and the way they’ve affected us. Go forward and share your trauma I feel that’s the motto. I feel it typically helps what you find yourself with.”

The Bring It On alum additionally famous that each he and his spouse, Andrea Watrouse, and Katie and her husband, Adam Shapiro, have youngsters across the identical age. They’ve all been “hanging out because the film. It’s all the time enjoyable to make a pal.”

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