Alison Sweeney returns for an all-new ‘Chronicle Mysteries’ film on Feb. 21. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Alison concerning the fifth movie within the franchise, reuniting with ‘Days’ alum Kristian Alfonso, and extra.
The newest Chronicle Mysteries film, Chronicle Mysteries: Helped to Demise, premieres Feb. 21 at eight p.m. on Hallmark Films & Mysteries. Alison Sweeney is again as Alex and investigating a brand-new case. The fifth Chronicle Mysteries additionally includes a very acquainted face in case you’ve watch Days of Our Lives. Kristian Alfonso has a job alongside her long-time co-star. HollywoodLife chatted EXCLUSIVELY with Alison concerning the Days reunion.
“It’s a shoutout and a wink and a nod to all of the Days of Our Lives followers on the market who watched Chronicle Mysteries as a result of we have been pondering of you after we created her character and wished all of the Days followers to really feel we’re saluting them and being grateful to them,” Alison instructed HollywoodLife about Kristian’s position. “Kristian and I hope to work collectively once more quickly. However actually, this was our alternative to provide the followers yet another second between us since we might.”
Kristian’s position in Helped to Demise occurred due to good timing. “This final yr, in fact, was further difficult for everybody,” Alison defined. “I used to be so grateful to have the ability to even movie it, to be sincere, due to the whole lot happening. I used to be up there in Canada and needed to quarantine. We have been on the point of movie the film, and it seems Kristian was up there engaged on one other mission individually. We have been each in Vancouver on the identical time. We have been Facetiming one another from our quarantine areas and simply checking in on one another. I mentioned to her, I’d love so that you can come. I needed to discover a small position that she might make time to do. She agreed so it was a dream to have her there with me on set. She’s such a pleasant face and somebody I’ve been near and labored with for therefore a few years. We don’t prefer to depend. I’ve to let you know I had tears in my eyes after I noticed her on set. Simply having my buddy there with the whole lot the world has been by this final yr. I can’t let you know how significant it was to have her there with me.”
The newest Chronicle Mysteries may also function Drew (Benjamin Ayres), and Alison teased that Alex and Drew take the “subsequent step” in Helped to Demise. “As painful as it’s, I do actually love driving it out and constructing a really gradual burn with these two,” Alison mentioned. “I really like the viewers actually cheering for them to need extra and, hopefully, attending to the place the place Alex and Drew see one another that approach. However we’re simply actually taking our time and exploring who they’re as buddies and associates and the chemistry that they’ve with one another with out leaping the gun. We wish to take our time. This one takes does take it to the following step. I don’t wish to speak to followers to suppose I’m not. We’re giving them little nibbles each time.”
Alison revealed that the inspiration for Helped to Demise is “primarily based on my private obsession with true crime and the podcast and all of the documentaries. Final yr, I simply actually discovered myself fascinated with the self-help empires which can be on the market and the gurus and the place these strains are blurred. That was kind of the jumping-off level for Helped to Demise.”
As for whether or not or not the Chronicle Mysteries franchise will proceed, Alison is completely down for extra. “We wish to maintain going for the followers as a lot as they need,” she mentioned. “We love making them. We now have a lot enjoyable engaged on the mission, and I get a lot nice response each time from the followers about how they get pleasure from fixing it, how they watch it once more and get new clues, or see one thing just a little bit in a different way the following time. So I like it and hope to stick with it.”