The protagonist of the Hallmark Channel movie True Love Blooms is urban gardener Vicki. While fighting to save her community garden she meets Chase (Jordan Bridges, Rizzoli & Isles), the handsome real estate developer who wants to build condos over her garden. He doesn’t understand why she can’t just plant flowers somewhere else. Vicki tries to show him why — and they fall in love in the process.
Vicki is portrayed by Sara Rue who grew up in New York City. When the actress was a little girl, her parents helped to keep a New York City community garden on 96th Street and Broadway, which was eventually taken over by a developer. Her story inspired the movie.
As an actress, Rue is known for her roles on American Housewife (Nancy), A Series of Unfortunate Events (Olivia Caliban), Will & Grace (Grace’s sexy little sister Joyce Adler), Bones (Karen Delfs), Mom (Candace), Rules of Engagement (Brenda), Less Than Perfect (Claude, see link below), Popular (Carmen), and in films including Pearl Harbor (Nurse Martha), among others. True Love Blooms premieres on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, April 6 at 8pm. [So many Hallmark movies, streaming here.]