Interview: Vanessa Marcil

Stranded In Paradise

Emmy®-Award winning actress Vanessa Marcil is no stranger to the Hallmark Brand. In 2009, she starred in the Hallmark Channel Original movie The Nanny Express. Five years later, she is back starring in a brand new original movie entitled Stranded in Paradise. Vanessa Marcil plays Tess, a driven executive whose disastrous business trip to a beautiful island turns into an unexpected new beginning. Stranded In Paradise, based on Lori Copeland's novel of the same name, will premiere on Hallmark Channel, Saturday, August 9 (9 p.m. ET/PT, 8C).

Vanessa was kind enough to sit down with us to discuss why she became involved with the project, how close to home her character is and what message she would like viewers to take away from the movie.

Pop Culture Principle – What was it about the script for Stranded in Paradise that made you want to be part of this project?

Vanessa Marcil – I am such a big self-proclaimed nerd. I started out in the theater at age 5, so I am very into characters. When I read a character and it resonates with me in one way or another, then I know it’s hitting something inside of me. I was reading this script and it had no attachment to it at the time. It came from a book that my older sister loved. When I read it, I was completely moved by it because it’s basically my sister.

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