EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – Paolo Bernardini Teases Paolo’s Arc on The Wedding Veil Inspiration! – WATCH

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Autumn Reeser and Paolo Bernardini star in “The Wedding Veil Inspiration,” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, Jan 14 (8 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel.

We at Survived The Shows had the pleasure of chatting with Paolo Bernardini, who stars as Paolo, about his experience in the making of the movie and what fans can expect. Check out full interview below!

Where are you and Paolo most similar and where most different as human beings?

PAOLO BERNARDINI: The thing we have in common, it’s love. I like to love. To love someone, it’s something very difficult. It’s something that happens very rarely and it happened to me, of course, a couple of times, but it’s not like going to the gym. So when it comes to you it’s very hard to be comfortable, because it’s a new emotion. Paolo, the character, found love with Emma, [played by] Autumn Reaser, who I love and we became friends, very much friends. Also Paulo, like me, is very romantic. I thought I lost my romanticism, but I didn’t, because deep inside I’ve always been very romantic. So it’s something that we have in common.

What’s been the biggest challenge for you in portraying Paolo?

For the first movie it was that I had the script like a week before that we should have started filming. The movie was just that big, big dialogues and I never had so much dialogue in a movie and I’m Italian. So it was a lot of work, it was a big challenge. But after the first day I was shooting. The daytime or night time and when I was in a day or for I was back to the hotel, I was learning the lines all night long was for all weeks like this, because I want to be prepared and I don’t want to make waste time at the director Terry Ingram. Now the difference between like 30 years ago, 4 years ago is now, everything is faster.

What can you tease about Emma’s and Paolo’s journey throughout the movie?

The first movie was just about love. And now there’s a story inside. It’s more deep. After like the beginning of the movie, something happened. I have to talk to Emma and I can’t say too much, but something happened. We have to deal with something and Emma reminds me that she never liked long relationships. Like far away from each other.

The interview with Paolo Bernardini has been edited and condensed for length and clarity. Check out the full interview at the top of the article!

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  1. Enjoyed the whole cast of likable characters led by the accomplished and talented Autumn Reeser who is a pro in her profession. Her range of expressing emotions is astonishing and only seems to grow in each of her roles. The location on Victoria Island, BC is perfect and the cinematography clear, rich, and crisp. This is truly a delightful buddy film where three true friends stick together and move the narrative of the Wedding Veil series. Autumn Reeser and her co-star Paolo Bernadini definitely have chemistry and bring out the modern-day issues of a two-career couple. This time the relationship is a really long-distance romance: Chicago and Italy. Hallmark has grown into producing mature stories and has an excellent repertoire of actors and talent to bring intelligent films to their audiences. Bravo.


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