Taylor Cole is Sara in Aloha Heart

Who would not love a very good summer season film?

Taylor Cole stars with Kanoa Goo on this romantic island journey which finds a conservationist in Hawaii for a pal’s wedding ceremony, serving to the brand new supervisor make sustainable adjustments to his lodge.

We had the possibility to speak with Taylor effectively earlier than the SAG-AFTRA strike to pump some pleasure into your upcoming viewing of Aloha Coronary heart.

Taylor, I completely liked Aloha Coronary heart.

Oh, that makes me blissful. I have never seen it but, so I am taking your phrase for it.

Oh my gosh. I liked it. Generally the film simply will get it proper, and that is one in all them.

Good. Do you have got ties to Hawaii your self? Did it make you need to go?

Aloha Heart Poster

I don’t have ties, however I completely need to go. What did you consider the script while you first learn it?

I used to be instantly drawn to it due to the character; we simply share the identical ardour for safeguarding Mom Earth, this stunning canvas we have been given. So, you already know, I used to be instantly drawn to the script simply due to her sheer nature.

And you bought to play anyone a bit extra informal. So a lot of your roles are in enterprise apparel or trying actually elegant for a promo job or one thing like that place. However right here you bought to get into the water you had been in, in waders. What was that like?

Sure, I used to be undoubtedly in my component. That was superior. I like being as near and engrossed in nature as humanly attainable. It was enjoyable. It was enjoyable to get to play a extra pure character who was simply nearer to, you already know, our stunning planet. It certain was enjoyable. It was enjoyable to not need to put on heels.

Taking Care of Business in Aloha Heart

I’ve to say nothing in opposition to the way you look while you’re in these different roles, however you look so extremely stunning. Your hair’s all messy, and also you had been radiant.

Oh, thanks.

I used to be like, wow, you look so completely different. And I feel they had been making an attempt to painting her as being unkempt as a result of she was within the water and digging round, and I believed, no, that did not work. Not with you. [laughs]

That was superior. That is so candy.

What’s your private fashion?

Very informal. If it might double as pajamas, I am all for it. All people all the time compliments me on my stunning noo attire. And little do they know they’re truly pajamas, or I can put on them as pajamas. It is simply I must crossover. I must additionally have the ability to go to sleep in my clothes.

Sara Gets Goofy in Aloha Heart

Yeah. So you possibly can exit and have a day after which go dwelling with out worrying about altering.

Precisely. Precisely.

And also you and Kanoa had a pleasant onscreen chemistry. What was it like working with him?

Oh, I adore it; one in all my favourite issues is working with first-timers, simply because they do not actually know what is going on on within the Hallmark universe. They’ve by no means been totally launched or, you already know, they do not know what’s about to hit them.

And the fan base that is gonna basically have an effect on their life ceaselessly as a result of we, thankfully, are so grateful to have this viewers who wants these motion pictures and loves these motion pictures and cares for these motion pictures and are grateful for this content material.

And it is actually impactful while you meet anyone who’s watched one in all your motion pictures. And so they rerun these ceaselessly, in order that can be round for some time. So simply this little bit of affection that we get to return collectively and make for these three weeks is sort of a lifetime of giving again to folks and to him.

Breezy Beauty in Aloha Heart

So opening his eyes to how a lot these motion pictures imply to folks was simply so enjoyable to see them gentle up and be extra enthusiastic about what we’re creating and what we’re part of. In order that was enjoyable. And he is only a doll. He is simply so candy.

And he grew up in Hawaii, so he was seeing his household after work and on the weekends, and it was over Mom’s Day, so he received to spend time along with his mother. And it was actually stunning. And, you already know, he is only a loving, stunning, radiant soul. So I used to be very blissful that I set to work with him.

And he additionally was very grateful that I used to be his past love curiosity in a Hallmark film. Trigger I, you already know, broke it down and informed him the way it was. And I by no means take issues critically, and I prefer to have as a lot enjoyable as humanly attainable on this stuff. So he was similar to, thanks for making this so enjoyable and simple.

So we actually have a bond for all times, that’s for certain.

Kidding Around in Aloha Heart

Properly, it made it to the display screen. It actually does no good. That makes me blissful. Did he share any of his information of the islands with you?

Yeah, I dwell in Tahoe, so actually, the connection between Tahoe and Hawaii could be very comparable. They’ve this type of Tahoe time, Hawaii time.

It is like this pursuit of happiness and, you already know, it isn’t maintaining with the Joneses, it is appreciating what we now have been given and, and honoring it, you already know, and preserving it and conserving it, and, and all that, that which, you already know, we simply kinda noticed eye to eye about.

And it simply made taking pictures this film that a lot simpler, honoring their, you already know, all the things that they’ve and their values and all that. It suits proper in with the film. So it was fairly stunning.

Taylor Cole in Aloha Heart

How do you assist conservationists’ views?

Oh, effectively, in Tahoe, giving again to nature has actually been a hands-on risk as a result of they’ve so many various applications. I am concerned with Sugar Pine Basis, they usually even have this superb factor that I like. It is known as the Undertake an Acre Program.

You might be as hands-on or hands-off as you need. So that you might be on the market planting the timber, or you might be in a very completely different state. And the cash that you just donate for that acre is assured funding for them to plant little sugar pine seedlings and the burn scars, you already know, round Tahoe.

So bringing Tahoe again to life and restoring its magnificence is large. After which in addition they have Hold Tahoe Blue, which is, you already know, decide, you possibly can go decide up trash, or you possibly can donate, they usually even have this little robotic named Bebo.

He is some new high-tech expertise that basically, it is getting beneath the floor that, you already know, you possibly can’t see with the bare eye by selecting up trash. And he will get underneath there, and a lot trash has been picked up from this little man.

And hopefully, we get to do this. We’re not a nationwide park, however we now have so many guests right here, and conserving the respect and consciousness is a full-time job. Getting the robots on our crew, on this explicit case, is large. So, we now have a whole lot of foundations which can be, you already know, primarily based round conserving Tahoe blue, so I assist all of them.

Getting Serious in Aloha Heart

That is an effective way to make use of robotics, although, actually.

I do know, precisely. I want I might see these in all places.

Completely. You talked about Hallmark and what it is like being a household with Hallmark, and you’ve got been in so many various roles earlier than you got here to Hallmark. How has your life modified because of changing into one of many queens of Hallmark?

Oh, I’m immensely grateful to Hallmark for giving me function. You understand, I name myself an unintended actor. I fell into appearing, and whereas I used to be creating wealth and doing the appearing factor, it simply did not really feel as fulfilling, and one thing was lacking.

I wasn’t out to win awards, and I did not wanna be, you already know, the most effective actor. It simply one thing wasn’t clicking.

After which I discovered Hallmark and this world of followers who’re blissful to have the ability to sit and watch this content material with their household and produce mom, daughter, son, the entire household all collectively round one factor that they’ll all get pleasure from and embrace and be taught from has given me function.

Listening to it from households and seeing and assembly these households and the tales that resonate with folks have actually modified my life for the higher.

Taylor Cole Publicity Still for Aloha Heart

Weren’t you on the latest Christmas con?

I used to be, sure. It was superb. It was camp. It is actually enjoyable as a result of everyone knows and love one another. So we, the actors getting collectively is simply, it appears like camp. It actually does. It is like only a reuniting of everybody. And we received to tour the Kansas Metropolis Hallmark headquarters, which was big.

It was so impactful. It was stunning to see the historical past and the roots. And it locked in my affirmation of simply how a lot I am keen on Hallmark and what we’re doing, and the message and the love that we get to provide on daily basis. So…

That is the place you had been all on the bus, proper? I noticed that on social media, and it seemed such as you had been having a lot enjoyable. I’ve talked to so a lot of you; you are all such improbable folks. I am unable to think about how a lot it’s essential to recognize getting along with one another.

Ah, it’s actually nice. And we now have the most effective crew at Hallmark, they usually put all of it collectively. And I do not even know the way they do it, however they make it occur in such a fantastic, flawless, easy manner that makes us all really feel like we’re hanging out with household. You understand? It is enjoyable to be at work, and it feels such as you’re not… Proper?

Waterfall Shot from Aloha Heart

Proper. Completely. You are very athletic, and you’ve got an emphasis on golf. Did you get to play any when you had been in Oahu?

I did. We performed on the Royal Hawaiian, which principally appears to be like like you’re enjoying golf in a Jurassic Park film. In order that was unbelievable. It was very, very stunning. After which we additionally performed at one other high hundred programs in America. Simply stunning. The character there’s gorgeous.

And I may give knowledgeable meals tour of Oahu for certain as a result of I am a foodie at coronary heart. And, you already know, we had been staying in a lodge, which usually we hire like a home.

So we now have a kitchen so we are able to cook dinner and all that. This time, as a result of two out of the three weeks we had been taking pictures on the precise lodge, the comfort was simply too good. So we simply stayed on the lodge, and, uh, that meant consuming out rather a lot. My favourite meal, oh my goodness.

There was this bread at this place known as XO that was like, it is like a milk bread or one thing. It was unbelievable. I am not the most important bread individual, but when that is what bread tastes like, it might be onerous to maintain me away from it always.

Tasting the Island Delights in Aloha Heart

They have what Hawaiian bread they promote in shops, however one thing tells me that is not what it is actually like.

No, no. It was, it was unbelievable. And it had cheese and meat stuffed in it. It was like all the things. Yeah. It was each good factor on this world.

Oh wow. Yeah. That sounds improbable.


Sara and Manu Take a Drive in Aloha Heart

So, your summer season, are you gonna be spending a whole lot of time {golfing}? A lot of your Instagram feed? That is, it has been {golfing}. I discover that basically thrilling. I’ve by no means performed golf. I have been making an attempt to be taught it in highschool, however I like seeing a feminine symbolize it like you’re.

Sure. It is actually enjoyable. And Tahoe is only a good place to play as a result of there are such a lot of programs in a concentrated space. They’re all completely completely different and have one thing, um, yeah, one thing else to supply.

This yr, we’re committing many of the summer season to get higher at golf. Like, you may by no means conquer golf as a result of that is simply an impossibility, however getting higher, conserving rating, and getting higher, sure.

Holding rating. You normally don’t.

I normally do not simply because I need to be having enjoyable. So my aim in golf was a minimum of one nice shot a gap, similar to a very good shot sooner or later in the course of the gap. After which additionally to not lose a ball. So I might preserve rating with smiley faces and frowny faces — a frowny face if I misplaced a ball and a smiley face if I did not.

So I may have a par, or I may have; it may have taken me 20 occasions to get within the gap. But when I did not lose a ball, it was a smiley face. So there is a working joke about my smiley faces as a result of it is onerous to play golf and never lose a ball. It is a huge con. I’ve solely performed three full rounds with out dropping a ball, and every time, it is simply as thrilling.

Taylor Cole Golfs in Aloha Heart

How did you become involved with golf?

My dad, I requested for Barbie, and he received me golf golf equipment. [laughs]

Oh, you are kidding. [laughs]

Yeah, yeah, Dad. Properly, I performed for the summer season camp that he signed me up for once I was most likely eight or 9. After which I put the golf equipment down, after which I moved to LA. I performed some extra once I was most likely 18.

It was only a enjoyable factor to do. After which it has been on and off, not likely that a lot. About six occasions a yr, max. So that is the yr that we’re enjoying as a lot as attainable as a result of the one manner you may get good is to maintain enjoying.

Sara by the Water in Aloha Heart

That is enjoyable. Yeah. It is a fantastic factor. It is a fantastic sport. You get to be at such stunning areas, and why not? Yeah.

And his dad and mom simply moved right here to Tahoe too, they usually play golf. It’s one thing you possibly can play for the remainder of your life. So, you already know, um, I will a marriage in August, and it is a ‘golf earlier than you go’ wedding ceremony. You can also make it a golf journey.

Add just a few extra days, convey your golf golf equipment, and now it is a golf journey. It is only a enjoyable little sport to have in my again pocket for the remainder of my life.

And so what else are you doing? Do you have got something developing? Um, work-wise?

We’ll wait and see as a result of this author strike and all this mess is daunting, however hopefully, everyone will get what they want, after which we transfer on from that. So I can do a Christmas possibly as a result of that will be enjoyable.

Taylor Cole and Kanoa Goo

Yeah. And so, a minimum of within the meantime, you’ve got received a aim to turn out to be higher at golf.

Sure. Precisely.

And your followers can comply with alongside on Instagram and see you both with a giant smile in your face or with a bit little bit of a, a bit bit pissed off.

Precisely. [laughs] Yeah. I will by no means be one to take golf too critically. That is for certain. I am unable to be bothered with that.


Taylor is inspirational in how she treats her aggressive sports activities. We must always all aspire to be extra like her and to get on the market and benefit from the recreation for enjoyment’s sake.

You’ll be able to watch Aloha Coronary heart on Saturday, July 29, at 8/7c on Hallmark!

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