Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan have a pretty good idea for a new Lifetime Christmas movie.
The couple, who spoke on SiriusXM’s EW Live to promote their AMC show Friday Night In With the Morgans, had been chatting about her own Lifetime movie that was scheduled to start in May when the idea of a quarantine Christmas movie came up.
“We’d been doing our development and writing all winter, and it’s going to be a change,” she shared. “I’ve been pushing for Lifetime to do some more unscripted kind of stuff. We had done an unscripted special when we did our big One Tree Hill reunion Christmas movie and that did well!”
Hilarie added that “people like connecting with people who make these Christmas movies. So perhaps we’ll switch over to some unscripted stuff this year, and then next year we will start filming as soon as we get the green light and it will be an avalanche of Christmas. I promise.”
Jeffrey chimed in that “hopefully you have time between now and December to get one done…But we just don’t know. I still have hope that you’ll save Christmas somehow.”
He added that “maybe you do a Christmas movie doing quarantining and social distancing…How do people fall in love and sell Christmas trees…when you can’t see people?”
“Or you fall in love in quarantine, and Christmas is the first time you see the person! That’s it!!!” Hilarie said.
“We cracked it. We’ll shoot it here on the farm!”
She added, “Done! Christmas 2020, brought to you by the Morgans!”
Sounds like a great movie to us!