In the Hallmark Channel movie Coming Home for Christmas, Danica McKellar plays Lizzie Richfield, manager of the old family estate Ashford. While getting the place ready for sale, she plans one last Christmas gala for the family. Two young Marley men vie for Lizzie’s attention – Kip the party boy (Andrew Francis, Chesapeake Shores), and Robert, the serious and handsome businessman in the family. Although Kip is the one who actively pursues Lizzie, it’s Robert who steals her heart.
Robert the handsome businessman is portrayed by Neal Bledsoe. The 6’3” tall actor from Seattle is known for his roles on The Mysteries of Laura (Tony Abbott), The Man in the High Castle (Captain Connolly), Ironside (Teddy), Smash (John Goodwin), Law & Order: SVU (CSU Clifton Montgomery), and Ugly Betty (Tyler), among others. Coming Home for Christmas premieres on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, November 18 at 8pm.
They say you should never meet your heroes, but what about your childhood crushes? Last night, I met Winnie Cooper when Danica McKellar came to see our show. I was blown away. What an incredibly intelligent, fascinating and dynamic woman. In between acting gigs, she solves math proofs, writes books, teaches and does public speaking. Total badass. We talked Winnie Cooper, shrugging off old identities and math theorems. Somewhere, 10 year old Neal just got his wish fulfilled, but in a way that when I was young, I couldn’t possibly have imagined. PS I’m very excited to work with this lovely lady in August for @hallmarkchannel @danicamckellar @thewallisbh #ThePride