By: Kat Harlton
All Media Courtesy of Crown Media United States LLC
The genuinely heartwarming love story of Norman and Rita culminates a week before their wedding when the POstables investigate a package for a young woman that holds the key to her missing mother in “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To the Altar,” premiering Sunday, July 15 (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Eric Mabius (“Ugly Betty”), Kristin Booth (“Orphan Black”), Crystal Lowe (“Smallville”) and Geoff Gustafson (“Primeval: New World”) return as The POstables. The movie also stars Gregory Harrison and Barry Bostwick, and features special appearances by Carol Burnett and Keb’ Mo’, marking both their returns to the “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” franchise.
We had the opportunity to catch up with star Geoff Gustafson to discuss his role, what type of character he’d like to portray next and his favorite scene from “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To the Altar”
Kat: Is there a type of character you’d like to portray that you haven’t had the chance to yet?
GG: Probably a “family saving” action/super hero.
Kat: What was your favorite scene to shoot and why? (without giving away spoilers)
GG: The scene where Norman sees Rita walking down the aisle. It felt like such a terrific journey to have developed their relationship from friends to first kiss to boyfriend/girlfriend to engaged to marriage. It’s not often I get to “live” so much of two people finding love.
Kat: Do you have any role models that have particularly inspired you, either in your craft or personally?
GG: Oh sure! Lots. I have tons of respect for exceptional athletes and their discipline. Public figures who promote positive change, mutual respect and acceptance of people’s differences in their communities. As well, I get a lot of inspiration from my acting students and their joy of creativity and exploitation.
Kat: Do you do anything unique to get into character, such as make playlists for them or focus on a specific trait?
GG: I like trying new things. Whether it’s discovering a mannerism or doing a bunch of research and reading. I think the key for me is to keep asking questions: “My character chews gum. Why? Is he anxious, on a diet, bad breath?”
Kat: What’s your favorite part of a wedding?
GG: Probably watching the couple leave the alter holding hands. There is something relaxing and complete about having worked for that moment and to have done it together.