The women of Evergreen are excited to return to their cheery roles within the upcoming Hallmark movie. Actress Rukiya Bernard shared a touching Instagram message about being the lead within the Christmas film. “I’m a lead in a @hallmarkchannel Christmas film!!! I needed to say one thing profound about reaching this level in my profession, however phrases escaped me,” she posted alongside a sequence of images from the set.
She continued, “As a darkish pores and skin Black actress who’s rocked braids or pure hair her complete profession, hardly ever seeing different individuals who seem like me on display screen, I can’t stress how [much] #representationmatters once you need your goals to come back true. In paying it ahead, I hope my merely being on this film might be one small nudge to assist some younger up and coming actress who appears like me imagine that it’s doable for her too. And if she/he/they don’t see themselves in me, perhaps they’ll see themselves in one of many 5 different BIPOC characters featured on this numerous and inclusive #Christmas story.”
Rukiya is joined by fellow actors Holly Robinson Peete (Michelle), Antonio Cayonne (Elliot Lee), Barbara Niven (Carol), Marci T. Home (Sonya), Malcolm Stewart (Joe), and extra for the subsequent Christmas in Evergreen installment.
Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing airs Saturday, Dec. 5, at eight p.m. ET on the Hallmark Channel.