Moments With Mercy - Interview With Andrew Walker

Hey everyone, so excited to be back and sharing this interview with y'all!
I first saw Andrew Walker in the Hallmark series When Calls the Heart a few seasons back. And at that point, (if you've seen that series you'll understand why I say this), I strongly disliked his character on it! Andrew is great at getting into his part and making you hope Billy Hamilton will get what he deserves! Fast forward a few months and my sister found a Hallmark movie she wanted to watch - Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through the Snow.  We watched it and loved it! :)  We have since seen several of his other Hallmark movies and thoroughly enjoyed them.  A special message for the Hearties - If you saw him on When Calls the Heart and haven't watched him in anything else after seeing that, go watch some of his other movies!!  Andrew is a very talented actor and I guarantee you will enjoy them!

Now, let me tell you a little bit about Andrew Walker and then we'll get started.

"Andrew W. Walker (born June 9, 1979) is a Canadian actor and film producer. He made his film debut in Laserhawk (1997), followed by roles in American television series such as Maybe It's Me, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Hot Properties. He also starred alongside Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn in Steel Toes (2006), which earned him an ACTRA Award for Best Actor in 2008. He subsequently appeared in films such as The Mountie and The Gundown, and had a starring role on the Lifetime cop drama Against the Wall."

And now for the interview.
1. What started your interest in acting?
 I was in a lunch time drama program when I was 12 years old and my teacher started an agency. I started going for auditions and fell in love with it.

2. What is your favorite character that you've portrayed?
It was very special to act with David Strathairn in a small indie film I did in Montreal, called Steel Toes. I played a neo nazi skinhead who commits a hate crime and is reformed after months in prison waiting for his sentencing, my characters name was Michael.

3. You always play the lead 'good guy' in Hallmark Channel movies, what was it like playing the 'bad guy' on When Calls The Heart? 
I love getting the opportunity to play the 'bad guy', it's a version of myself I don't get to explore too often. Bad guys are really fun because you get to play with all the qualities of people you would never want to associate with. You have a chance to figure out why people become that way.

 4. What is a role that you haven't played that you'd like to?
 I'd like to play pretty much all of Tom Cruises roles he's had the chance to play. Nascar driver, fighter pilot, crippled war veteran... Such a great career!

 5. Has there ever been a project, script or character that resonated with you or had special meaning? 
I think I'd have to refer back to Steel Toes on this one. The journey my character took on the way to becoming a better, more tolerable person taught me a lot about human behavior and how much work goes into sustaining a positive outlook on life.  

6. What is something most people don't know about you?
 I love to dance by myself when no one is looking. To music of course, otherwise that would be weird…

7. If you could make a movie with any actor or actress, who would it be? 
Easy. Meryl Streep or Daniel Day Lewis.

 8. Can you tell us about any current projects that you're working on, and tell us a little bit about your new Hallmark Channel movie “ Love Struck CafĂ©?
I'm proud to say I just finished a psychological thriller I acted and produced last year called Oxalis (possible title change) which we're currently submitting to film festivals. I also just finished a christmas holiday film for Lifetime with a wonderful actress, Bethany Joy Lenz which should air sometime early Dec, called Snowed Inn.  Love struck Cafe is a romantic comedy with a lot of heart, I love the conflict the characters are met with, it makes for a very real film which should resonate with a lot of viewers. I play a single father who lost his wife a few years back, which is something you don't see that often in a Hallmark film. There's a lot of great moments between Sarah's character (Megan) and my character (Joe) as we start to get to know each other again and are surprised at how much we still have in common, or don't, which brings a lot of humor to what could otherwise be a straight forward storyline.

Andrew, thank you so much for doing this! Readers, I hope you enjoyed the interview and remember, Andrew's new movie "Love Struck Cafe" premiers TONIGHT 9/8c on Hallmark Channel.
Thanks for reading!
~Mercy

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