Lifetime is premiering its new holiday movie, The Christmas Yule Blog and it sounds like the perfect thing to take our minds off this pandemic.
This film is about a social media travel writer, played by Sara Canning, and her adventure in New Mexico where she met a high school teacher “who introduces her to another side of Christmas.” Will the two of them be happy together? We can’t tell you the answer, but here’s what we do know about Yule Blog’s leading lady.
Sara Canning is not currently married, but there has been some confusion over whether or not she used to be. It’s been said that Sara was married to a man named Michael Morris from 2008 until his sudden death in 2011, but she never addressed the supposed tragedy. If the reports are true, She lost her husband around the same time that she was killed off on The Vampire Diaries as Jenna Sommers.
Sara remembered the moment she found out that her character was going to die. “It was very surprising. It was a very big shock,” But, she acknowledged, “that just comes with being on a show like The Vampire Diaries. Death is a very major part of the show. Though it was a shock, I think underneath it all, I also knew it always could happen at any point.”
In earlier seasons of the Vampire Diaries, Sara talked about what it was like to play a young character forced into taking care of her niece and nephew after their parents died in a tragedy. She explained in a 2010 interview with Parade, “The thing that I think I related to Jenna right away is that she had to grow up very quickly because she’s never shouldered a responsibility like this.”
She added, “Taking care of her deceased sisters’ kids is a really noble job, so, yes, she’s playing a parental figure, but at the same time she’s growing up herself. She’s still really young and has rough patches with guys and she’s still in school, so it’s been a really fun character to approach that way.”
The Christmas Yule Blog’ was filmed during the pandemic. Sara shared that shooting a movie during a pandemic was not as tough as she have thought it to be. “There was certainly a lot of protocol to keep everyone safe on set, but I didn’t feel it infringed on my job. I was proud of how hard everyone worked to keep the set safe and it gave me hope for moving forward to other projects during the pandemic.”
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