As GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Nathan, Ryan Paevey walked down the aisle with Kirsten Storms' Maxie. Then on Hallmark’s Marrying Mr. Darcy, he tied the knot with Cindy Busby's Elizabeth. Now, the real- life bachelor is set to take the plunge with Kimberly, played by Kelly Kruger (Mackenzie, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) in From Friend to Fiancé, premiering Saturday, May 25, at 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel. But will they go through with it?
“I play Ted, who used to be the fat kid that everyone made fun of. Jocelyn Hudon [from WHEN CALLS THE HEART] plays Jessica, with whom Ted has been best friends his whole life,” Paevey previewed to Soaps In Depth of the film formerly titled BFF Bride. “Fast forward to adult life, and I’ve lost a bunch of weight and become a successful businessman. When I return to town, I announce to [Jessica] that I am engaged to [Kimberly] the mean girl [played by Kruger] from back in the day… you can tell right off the bat that Jess is not super stoked about it.”
Might Ted’s eyes be opened to the love that’s always been right in front of him? Or will his pride in landing Kimberly prompt him to keep his commitment? Paevey suggested, “Everybody’s got a classic case of doing all the right stuff, for all the wrong reasons.”
For the actor, spending last summer in Toronto with Kruger and Hudon was “a blast.” “It was super weird — the three of us were like old friends from day one,” he shares. “These movies are like the film equivalent of soap operas from a work standpoint: super long days, lots of dialogue, long hours… But it’s good to work with soap peeps like Kelly because we’re used to that. It frees you up to just have a good time on set because everybody’s relaxed.” Might continuing to play the leading man in such romantic films lead Paevey to wed himself some day? “I don’t know. I’m getting plenty of practice!” he chuckled. “I think when it comes time to get married, I’ll know what to do.”
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