Christmas movie brings Desperate Housewives stars to Winnipeg

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WINNIPEG –

The filming of a Hallmark Christmas movie in Winnipeg reunites two former residents of Wisteria Lane.

Teri Hatcher posted a short video on her Instagram page on Wednesday with actor James Denton – her on-screen love interest over and over again on Desperate Housewives from 2004 to 2012.

Hatcher, who appeared alongside Pierce Brosnan’s James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997, geotagged Winnipeg in the post titled “Reunited and it feels so good.”

In the 13-second video, Hatcher exclaims, “You guys, I’m so excited – I’m finally working again,” before turning to Denton, who says, “We’re back.”

On Desperate Housewives, their characters – Hatcher’s Susan Mayer and Denton’s Mike Delfino – got married and eventually divorced. In the final season of the series, the character of Denton was shot.

Hatcher shared a second Instagram post with side-by-side photos from this episode and one of the two together again.

The two are featured in an upcoming Hallmark film titled “A Kiss Before Christmas”.

In September, CTV News Winnipeg reported that the film was shot in the Exchange District and outside the RBC Convention Center. The sets featured fake snow, Christmas trees, and other holiday decorations.

The Hallmark Channel website says in “A Kiss Before Christmas,” Denton plays real estate director Ethan Holt, married with two children. On Christmas Eve, Ethan finds out that he missed out on a big promotion because of his “nice” way of doing things – and wishes his life had taken a different path. The next morning he wakes up to find that his life is completely different; he’s no longer married to his wife Joyce (played by Hatcher) and his children don’t even exist.

The synopsis concludes, “Joyce is the key for Ethan to get back his original life and the family he loves – he has to convince her that their happiness forever awaits them … and he only has until daylight. of Christmas.”

According to the Directors Guild of Manitoba website, production on the film ended on Friday.

Hatcher’s post said the film is slated for release in November.

– With files from CTV’s Katherine Dow and Kayla Rosen



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