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Hallmark Channel’s newest movie, Remember Sunday might give you some deja vu: think 50 First Dates with fewer laughs and a lot more heart.
In Remember Sunday, Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel plays Molly, a down-on-her luck waitress who can never seem to catch a break. That’s until she meets Gus, played by Chuck cutie Zachary Levi, and things finally start to look up. Unfortunately, three years ago, Gus suffered a brain aneurysm, which left him with complete loss of his short‐term memory. That means each day is a brand new day for Gus and, despite the fact that he is never able to remember Molly, there is something special about her makes him fall in love with her all over again. Every day.
At the film’s premiere Levi explained to Hollywood.com that Gus’s memory condition would be a challenge for any couple, but their determination is what makes Gus and Molly so special. “They have a lot of heart. They care about each other, and they care enough to struggle and try and work it out,” he said. Bledel agreed with the sentiment, saying she was drawn to Molly’s willingness to take chances with her heart. “They really both are willing to work hard to make somebody else happy and they just have such a great willingness to do that and naturally they’re just great people.”
Now, any girl would be hesitant to jump into a relationship with a man who doesn’t remember you in the morning, and Bledel explained that Molly will question whether or not this is something she wants to be a part of. “It’s an incredible challenge so we don’t know how long they actually can be together, but I think the fact that she even decides to try is very moving and inspiring,” Bledel said.
Viewers will ultimately be left smiling when the ending credits for Remember Sunday roll across their TV screens this weekend, but the movie’s final scene still leaves the audience to fill in the blank about the couple’s future. In fact, Levi said that this was one of the very reasons he signed on for the film. He explained, “We don’t really know [what happens to the couple] and the reality is that was something I actually appreciated about the script. It kind of leaves it a little bit open-ended for the audience to decide.”
Remember that Remember Sunday, premieres this — you guessed it — Sunday, April 21, at 9 PM on Hallmark channel. [Source]
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Thor: The Dark World, in which Zac has the role of Fandral, has a UK release date of October 30 & November 8 in the US. The Teaser Trailer can be seen on April 23 at iTunes Trailers. The first official poster for the movie has been released and you can see it below (click the thumbnail for full size)
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ETonline: Alexis, what attracted you to this character?
Alexis Bledel: I really cared about what happened to the characters, and that’s rare with any script. I instantly felt a connection to Molly and was invested in her outcome, so that was good. I thought she would be a fun character to play for a period of time. Some characters are … less fun.
ETonline: Zachary, how important is it to like the character you’re playing?
Zachary Levi: I think for a series, it’s incredibly important. For a film, less so. I’m looking forward to playing some really despicable characters at some point in my career so I can branch out and stretch those acting muscles. But I wouldn’t want to do that on a regular basis. It would be hard on a show — and those hours are tough enough already. Alexis and I would sit on set and commiserate about working on Gilmore Girls and Chuck. The schedules we have are an intense battle that you fight alongside the cast and crew. So if you had to play some schmuck day in and day out in the minds of America … it would be terrible.
ETonline: How challenging was this character for you Zach?
Levi: He’s still a pretty normal guy, it’s just that he forgets every morning, so in some ways it made the job easier because I didn’t have to worry about continuity [laughs]. But then in other ways, it was tougher because I had to think about the moments where he keeps meeting Molly for the first time — again and again and again. What does his face look like each time he falls in love with her? That was a fun puzzle to put together.
ETonline: Speaking of TV, Alexis you’re potentially returning with a new series this fall, co-starring Jason Ritter, who played Lauren Graham’s Parenthood love interest. What was your reaction to that?
Bledel: [laughs] How funny is that? We’re just trying to keep it all in the family. But it was amazing to work with Jason, he’s the best.
ETonline: Zach, a lot of people are now talking about a Chuck movie given the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter. Are you looking into that, or is it just something the fans are talking about?
Levi: Honestly, I really believe in the new model of content and development and production and distribution and marketing. I think the power is shifting and artists can control their own destinies now. I think a Chuck movie would be a fun way to go into that since we already have an existing fanbase that loves the show. A lot of them are really into the idea, but I’m not rushing it. There are a few reasons why we can’t rush the movie — for example, internationally, the show hasn’t run its course yet. Japan is only on season three or four right now, so if we were to make a movie and send it out to the world right now, some people would be like, “We haven’t even seen the finale yet!” So I think we should wait until its run its course globally, but of course I think it would be fun. I’d love to do one. [Source]
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Fans were heartbroken when Chuck ended last year, but things might not be totally over!
We were able to catch up with Zachary Levi at the premiere of his new Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, Remember Sunday. Zachary points out that the success of the Veronica Mars kickstarter has set an amazing example of what fans can do, and it’s made him see a sliver of hope for a Chuck movie.
As far as my heart and my mind are concerned I would love to make it happen when the timing is right, when the stars align.
I don’t want to rush into it, I don’t want to wait too long, I just want it to be right. Internationally, the show is still airing, so you can’t jump the gun too much on that. But I do think there is a good chance for it because of Veronica Mars and studios are more open to that.
And you know, why not just make and sell it directly to the fans? It would be great, they’re amazing people!
Zachary also joked that he’d be catering Remember Sunday co-star Alexis Bledel’s wedding to Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser: “I make amazing pigs in blankets, you have no idea.” [Source]
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