EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Lead Natalie Daniels Previews Lifetime’s ‘Couples Retreat Murder’!


Jessica Morris, Rib Hillis, Natalie Daniels, Alex Trumble and Corin Nemec star in Couples Retreat Murder, a new, original movie premiering Sunday July 7th at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime Channel. We at Survived The Shows had the incredible chance to talk with lead Natalie Daniels, who teased the movie and her experience in Couples Retreat Murder. Check out the full interview below!

Can you tell us a bit about your character in Couples Retreat Murder?

My character, Paulina, is longtime friends with Becky. We don’t see each other too much anymore, as life gets in the way of things, but we reconnect and have drinks. Becky begins to tell me that her marriage isn’t exactly where she would like it to be. So I invite her to a retreat that my husband, Phill, and I are going to. It’s not only a beautiful oasis, but it’s also marriage counseling sessions. 

What initially attracted you to your role in Couples Retreat Murder?

My initial attraction to the role was definitely the location. We were able to shoot in the desert of Joshua Tree California for the entirety of filming. It was amazing. 

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

What captivates the audience in this movie is the fact that you honestly do not know who the killer is. Once you’re set on one person, the next scene leads you to believe otherwise. 

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

Amazing!! I have always wanted to work with Jessica Morris and funny enough her onset husband is her real life husband Rib Hillis. 

What can you tease about your character Journey?

My characters journey is definitely a fun one. From the get-go, you can tell that Paulina and her husband do not see eye to eye on much of anything anymore. After a strenuous hike to the Clarity Clearing, it does not get much better. We all decide to go to sleep and start the next day better. But that does NOT go according to plan at all! 

What was your favorite scene or moment while filming Couples Retreat Murder?

Oh, that’s a tough one. I can’t tell you too much without giving the killer away. Although I would say it was a great experience getting to work with the stunt director, Nils Stewart, on all my action scenes. 

Can you tease something about your next projects?

I have a commercial that will start airing next week that I was able to film with my dog, Duke. As for film, I’m awaiting my next role. 

Couples Retreat Murder” starring Natalie Daniels will premiere on Sunday, July 7th on Lifetime Channel.

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