EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Lead Holly Deveaux Previews Lifetime Movie Network’s Cradle of Deception!


Cradle of Deception will premiere on Lifetime Movie Network on May 23th. We at Survived The Shows had the pleasure of chatting with lead Holly Deveaux, who portrays Erin Treadwell, about her experience on LMN’s Cradle of Deception and a lot more. 

Can you tell us a bit about your character in Cradle of Deception?

My character, Erin Treadwell, is a widowed woman who has chosen to have a baby on her own. Using IVF, she’s able to carry her husband’s child after he passes away. The story begins before she gives birth, and she’s experiencing a big combination of fear and excitement.

What initially attracted you to your role in Cradle of Deception?

I admired Erin’s bravery and determination in finding the best care for her child. I also believe the story is timely. There are many in-depth articles and documentaries about the twisted actions of doctors in a position of power like this. This film offered an opportunity to explore the fallout of these actions.

What do you think makes this movie so special and captivating?

Our director, Soran, put together a special film. The cast — Matthew, Brittany and Jason as well as those with smaller roles — did an excellent job. It felt like we were making something everyone cared about and took seriously because there are real people who have been in very similar positions to all of our characters.

What do you hope audiences take away from watching Cradle of Deception?

That a mother’s instincts and determination are some of the most powerful forces in the world.

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

A blast and a half. Honestly, the cast and crew were so excellent. Working in Kelowna, BC was amazing — it’s a deeply beautiful place. I was working almost every day I was there, but the cast and crew got together a few times outside of set to enjoy ourselves. Very smart, talented people. Would jump back onto set with everyone, cast and crew, in a heartbeat. We got lucky with this film — about a week after we wrapped, Kelowna was hit by a terrible series of wildfires that impacted the town and the films being shot there.

What can you tease about your character Journey?

At the beginning of the film, Erin is scared. She doesn’t know if she’ll be able to handle the journey of motherhood on her own — a relatable fear. Throughout the film, curveball after curveball keeps getting thrown at her. She doesn’t get weaker — she gets stronger, and is determined to find the answers she and her baby need.

What was your favorite scene or moment while filming Cradle of Deception?

There’s so many. The scenes at Brittany and Jason’s characters’ house were always a good time, because most of the cast was together. We also have a stunt later in the film — I won’t say too much, because spoilers — that was complicated but very possible because of the great stunt coordinator and stunt driver that we had.

At Survived the Shows, we are big fans of Christmas comedies. What is your all-time favorite?

I can’t answer this question without mentioning some of my own. Christmas at the Movies, starring myself and Drew Seeley and directed by Rob Vaughan, is a hit. It aired on Lifetime but is available on demand. A very special Christmas rom-com. I did another one last year, a sequel to My Boss’s Wedding titled Our Christmas Wedding, starring (again) myself and Drew Seeley, also Brigitte Kingsley, directed by Andrew Cymek. 

Besides those, I also watch Love Actually every Christmas. Can’t get enough.

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

I’ve been working in this industry for almost twenty years now, and there have been so many great projects. Off the top of my head, I find myself thinking about a Sci-fi TV movie I did about ten years ago called Mutant World. There were zombies, fallout shelters, motorcycles, and even a song or two. It was wild – a lot of fun. A few years ago I shot a film called Polarized, which is still doing a festival run. That one was special for a lot of reasons, and it was an opportunity for me to sing. Those songs are even on Spotify now, which is a real trip.

Can you tease something about your next projects?

There’s always something in the works, but nothing I can talk about right now. 😉

Cradle of Deceptionwith Holly Deveaux will premiere on May 23th on Lifetime Movie Network.

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