Gleb Savchenko, Danica McKellar and David Haydn-Jones. Photo Courtesy of Great American Media.
Actress Danica McKellar spoke about her new film “Swing Into Romance,” which premiered on Great American Family.
‘Swing Into Romance’ film
“This was probably the most fun I’ve ever had shooting a movie,” McKellar said. “It allowed me to do acting and dancing. I got my on-camera dancing start on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ nine years ago with Val Chmerkovskiy, who was my coach and my partner, and I just fell in love with dancing.”
“To get to finally do some ballroom dancing in a Great American Family movie was a dream come true for me,” she added.
Working with Gleb Savchenko and David Haydn-Jones
McKellar praised both of her acting partners in this film, Gleb Savchenko (“Dancing with the Stars”) and David Haydn-Jones for being “fantastic.”
“Gleb has been such an amazing dance coach for me, picking up where Val left off and he really guided me and helped me a lot. Gleb was also an incredible acting student; you would never know that this was his first movie,” she said.
“It was a delight to watch Gleb grow so quickly as an actor, he made it look easy, and that’s how you know that someone is doing a really good job,” she said.
“David is not a dancer, so this was a challenge for him and he really embraced it,” she said. “David put in the time and I couldn’t have been prouder of him. David really did a great job.”
While the movie already premiered this past weekend, McKellar revealed that it will re-air on Tuesday, October 10 at 8 p.m., and Thursday, October 12th at 6 p.m. on Great American Family. “This Thursday, I plan to live-tweet during that episode’s airing,” she said.
‘A Very 90s Christmas’ virtual event
McKellar will be a part of “A Very 90s Christmas” Zoom event. It will feature 90s actors coming together this fall to kick off Christmas University, an event by Christmas Is Not Cancelled that is set to fundraise 25,000 toys for vulnerable children. This event will take place via Zoom on Saturday, October 21.
“I am excited about this event,” McKellar said. “I am in awe of what Jen Lilley does, and how she helps all of these children.”
2023 ChristmasCon in New Jersey
McKellar is also looking forward to ChristmasCon, which will take place on December 8, 9, and 10, 2023, at the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey.
“It’s a great time to meet all the fans, celebrate Christmas, and embrace a reunion with my friends too,” she said.
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