EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Brad Harder Previews Paramount Plus’ Just Like a Christmas Movie!

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Marlie Collins and Brad Harder star in the new Christmas movie Just Like a Christmas Movie, premiering December 1 on Paramount Plus. We at Survived The Shows had the incredible chance to chat via email with star Brad Harder, who teased the movie and his experience as Chris. Check out the full interview below!

Can you tell us a bit about your character in Just Like a Christmas Movie?

BRAD HARDER: Chris is someone who really values family and community. He’s a hardworking, sensitive soul, that in the past has been misunderstood and under estimated. He’s navigating that as well as passionately doing what he can to rally his community. 

What initially attracted you to your role in Just Like a Christmas Movie?

BRAD HARDER: With Kris there’s a dry wit mixed with mild self deprivation,  all while his commitment to those he loves which I can relate too

What do you think makes the romance in the movie so special and captivating?

BRAD HARDER: These are relatable authentic characters that have a lot going on is their lives but are just doing their best the way they know how to move through life and their attraction on one another is unexpected and surprising (A bit anyways ha) 

What do you hope audiences take away from watching Just Like a Christmas Movie?

BRAD HARDER: Lean into your own authenticity, it’s truly what makes each one of us uniquely special. Just like the character in this movie. 

What was it like working with the rest of the cast on set?

BRAD HARDER: Truly an incredible cast and crew. Supportive, positive and encouraging and we just had the best time shooting this….even in -20 celsius

What can you tease about your character’s journey?

BRAD HARDER: I’ll let you watch to find out!

What was your favorite scene or moment while filming Just Like a Christmas Movie?

BRAD HARDER: There’s a line that I say in this movie that I thought was so ridiculous, as I don’t know the expression but Marlie, the crew & I laughed so hard at it and I was going to change it, but we had to much fun joking about it, that I ended up saying the line, and it’s been the running joke of filming. The line is “I’m bushed” 

Can you tell us about any challenges you faced while filming Just Like a Christmas Movie and how you overcame them?

BRAD HARDER: Canadian winter and it being -20 Celsius. That was is! It was a riot working on this project

Change of subject, What have been some of the most memorable projects you have worked on throughout your career, and why?

BRAD HARDER: There are so many memorable experiences. For me my goal is to create a positive, supporting environment where we come to work excited to dive into the character and have fun. Because at the end of the day, we are playing make believe. This movie was so memorable because of the wonderful friendships that were created. Last year I also did a movie with E! Entertainment called Ms. Match that had incredible synergy of cast which was special. This year I produced and starred in a pilot, and that was really incredible as it was during the strike and a group of us artists created a series and shot the pilot, which would not have been possible to do any other time.  Amazing what happens when artists get together and collaborate, what we can create. 

Can you tease something about your next projects?

BRAD HARDER: This year I moved into a different genre which I love and that’s thrillers. Ive just wrapped my third thriller of the year last week and 2 of those will be on TUBI and the other one I’m not sure where it will end up yet! But they were all very cool projects, which very talented people and I look forward to seeing them! And as I said I’ve just completed filming and post production on my pilot, so now I need to find a home for the series!

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Chiara

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