LOS ANGELES – For LeAnn Rimes, shedding a optimistic mild on blended households is essential.
Chatting with Fox Information, the 36-year-old singer defined her determination to look in her first-ever Hallmark film, “It’s Christmas, Eve,” this vacation season – with a part of the reason is, she was capable of create tales she was keen about.
“We knew we needed to work collectively,” Rimes shared. “We knew a Christmas film can be the right time. Clearly, Hallmark is 100 p.c Christmas, and I’ve recorded three Christmas albums within the final 10 years, and I’m embarking in my sixth Christmas tour this 12 months, so we simply knew it will be an ideal match, however they have been actually open and receptive to concepts that I had as a producer.”
The actress — who additionally co-wrote three of the movie’s songs — stars as Eve Morgan, an interim college superintendent who feels her neighbor (and the college’s music trainer) Liam Bailey’s program must be minimize.
“There’s music concerned. We talked about music in colleges and the way essential that’s, and the way it’s the very first thing that actually will get minimize… [Music] is a large a part of my life… and I did wish to discuss that,” Rimes famous, including that in addition they speak concerning the blended household side as effectively.
“I’ve a stepdad within the movie, and my love curiosity Liam (Tyler Hynes) has a daughter. I’ve two stepsons which can be 15 and 11,” defined Rimes, who has two stepchildren – Jake and Mason – with husband Eddie Cibrian. Cibrian was beforehand married to “Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum Brandi Glanville.
“It’s one thing that’s essential for me to make clear – the blended household setting in a extremely optimistic method as a result of it’s not one thing that will get talked about fairly often,” she continued. “So these are two issues I actually needed to spotlight they usually have been 100 p.c down.”
As for if the film hits near dwelling? Rimes admitted that “some” of the vacation movie did. Nonetheless, she actually didn’t need it to be “too on the nostril.”
“So clearly with having the love curiosity have a daughter, however like I mentioned it’s not on the nostril,” Rimes defined, including that she will nonetheless “undoubtedly relate.”
“I understand how that first type of assembly and having a child type of concerned in your life – it may be just a little little bit of a juggling act.”
When requested if she confronted any challenges mixing her household in actual life and if she drew on her personal private experiences to play her character within the Hallmark Channel film, Rimes famous that she thinks “it’s a really individualized scenario and it will also be a fragile one.”
“So I feel understanding that, it undoubtedly helped as a personality and performed into that relationship – assembly this younger lady for the primary few instances,” she defined to us on the 2018 Hallmark Channel Summer time TCA in July.
“I feel challenges, yeah,” Rimes continued. “There’s at all times been challenges. There’s at all times challenges everytime you’re making an attempt to mix any type of household dynamic, however my husband and I’ve been married for seven years now, and we appear to have achieved okay. I feel we’re doing alright. Issues are fairly calm.”
Rimes and Cibrian – who starred within the 2009 TV film “Northern Lights” collectively – tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in 2011.