2017-09-07 / Arts & Entertainment News

Fall for Julie Gonzalo in ‘Vermont’


COURTESY PHOTO GONZALO COURTESY PHOTO Q: Can you tell me what Julie Gonzalo has been up to? I loved her in TNT’s “Dallas” reboot.

— Lynn H., Conyers, Ga.

A: Julie has been keeping busy making movies, including the Hallmark Channel’s “Falling for Vermont,” which premieres at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. She plays Angela Young, a bestselling author who decides to escape the media frenzy surrounding her books and their movie adaptations, gets caught in a thunderstorm and crashes her car on her journey of escape. When the town doctor (and single dad) Jeff Callan (played by Benjamin Ayres) finds her wandering with no memory and no ID, he offers up his guesthouse until her memory returns. But as she blends seamlessly into their family life, she must decide if the life she’s been living is the life she truly wants.

Julie recently revealed this to me about the role: “She wasn’t out to find this world (in Vermont), but the world finds her. It’s beautiful to know what your life can be. Yes, follow your dreams, but also follow your heart.

“Find what truly makes you happy and what truly speaks to your heart — a career or a person or a town, whatever it is — because ultimately, if you’re not happy within that, you’ll never be happy. You never know what’s going to happen tomorrow or if there is a tomorrow, so just make the most of right now.”

Q: Is it true that “Hannibal” is being revived?

— Katie R., via email

A: Show creator Bryan Fuller recently teased that he and “Hannibal” executive producer Martha De Laurentiis might revive the suspense/ horror/drama about the iconic Hannibal Lecter (played by Mads Mikkelsen).

In early August, Bryan tweeted: “@neoprod has started those conversations. This takes time.” Earlier this year, he told Mick Garris on Mick’ “Post Mortem” podcast: “I’ve had conversations with Martha De Laurentiis. I’ve had conversations with Mads (Mikkelsen) and Hugh (Dancy). We’re all excited about the prospect of returning to the story. There’s an interesting next chapter in the relationship between Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter that would be fascinating to unpack.” ¦

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