Exclusive: An Interview With Merritt Patterson From Hallmark Channel’s “Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New”

June Weddings

By: Kat Harlton
All Media Courtesy of Crown Media United States LLC

Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New” premieres Saturday, June 23rd (9 p.m. ET/PT) as part of Hallmark Channel’s “June Weddings” event.

About The Movie:

The latest installment in the “Wedding March” franchise stars Jack Wagner and Josie Bissett in their roles as Mick and Olivia alongside Merritt Patterson and Andrew W. Walker as a couple about to be wed at Mick and Olivia’s inn whose quest to have a memorable wedding takes some twists and turns.

We had the chance to catch up with star Merritt Patterson and discuss her favorite scene, how she gets into character, and her favorite part of a wedding.

Kat: Is there a type of character that you’d like to portray that you haven’t had the chance to yet?

MP: Majority of the characters I’ve played are nice, rational “girl next door” type characters. I’d love to play someone with an edge. Someone that’s more than meets the eye. Maybe even the “bad guy” to switch things up!

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Kat: What was your favorite scene to shoot and why? (without giving away spoilers)

MP: I actually really enjoyed shooting a scene where Christine (role of Kelsey Atwell) and I are jogging. We’re discussing wedding details and it’s a good representation of their relationship.  A crane was used to shoot the scene and it was right at sunset. For some reason the scene is very memorable to me!

Kat: Do you have any role models that have particularly inspired you, either in your craft or personally?

MP: There are a lot of people in my life that I admire and look up to. My parents inspire me.  They live a very active lifestyle and are always making time to do things that make them happy. I think that’s so important.

Kat: Do you do anything unique to get into character, such as make playlists for them or focus on a specific trait?

MP: Getting into character is a constantly evolving process. Really depends on the character. Music can be helpful, especially if there is more emotion needed in a scene. Research is also useful. I tend to spend a good amount of time online looking up things referenced in a script. The more I understand the better I feel about portraying it. The more genuine it feels.

Kat: What’s your favorite part of a wedding?

MP: The dancing! After the ceremony and the reception when everyone is relaxed and happy. You can find me on the dance floor.

Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New” premieres Saturday, June 23rd (9 p.m. ET/PT)

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