Saturday, November 19, 2022
Homechristmas movieEXCLUSIVE: Kathryn Davis Teases Some 'Good Old Fun' Coming on Six Degrees...

EXCLUSIVE: Kathryn Davis Teases Some ‘Good Old Fun’ Coming on Six Degrees of Santa! – WATCH INTERVIEW

Kathryn Davis and Steve Lund star in “Six Degrees of Santa” premiering Sunday, November 13 on Lifetime. We at Survived The Shows had the pleasure of chatting with Kathryn Davis about her experience in the making of Six Degrees of Santa and what fans can expect from the movie. Check out the full interview in the video below!

What’s the main element in Harper’s character and the movie in general that fascinates you the most and drew you to join Six Degrees of Santa ?

KATHRYN DAVIS: So, throughout the film, when I was reading the script, I always really admired Harper’s determination. [The fact] That she, prior to the movie starting, has had a career in Silicon Valley, which hasn’t really gone her way. And she uproots, goes back home, takes her kid with her and is just determined to reconnect to her roots, to her family.

Then also with the grassroots company that she has the six degrees of Santa, this anonymous gift giving program she’s determined to sort of create community and spread Christmas cheer even though it’s anonymous in the way. She also – throughout the script, if people do get the opportunity to watch it, she’s very determined to, I guess, lead Jason down the wrong path, not let him know that, you know, anonymous Santa number one is perhaps her. So yeah, definitely her drive and determination is something that drew me to the script.

Marisa Tomei & More in Highligh...
Marisa Tomei & More in Highlights from LCT's 'A HAPPY MARRIAGE'

Where are you and Harper most similar and where most different as human beings?

DAVIS: So, Harper – Definitely, I think drive-wise I’m similar to her. I’m very family-orientated as well. In the movie we kind of had our own on-set sort of family happening, but definitely loyalty to family protective and I hope that I do stand up for what I think is right in the world in general. So that’s definitely something that Harper hands up for, she’s not afraid. I wish I had a pinch more of her courage sometimes, because she’s not afraid to tell Jason Sparks what she thinks of him. What she thinks of the sort of the predicament of her her world in a way. And she’s she’s quite happy to voice that and so I’d like a pinch more of that confidence that she has.

In terms of difference, I am, by no means, an organized enough of person. She’s just got a skill set event planning capabilities like her cooking – I’m not a cook, so I often joke with my parents – I like easy, but I don’t enjoy the prep of it. And she, you know, she likes making her dad’s cookie recipe throughout the film and definitely her organization skill set. I am lacking somewhat in that. That’s. So that’s where we’re different, I think.

To all the fans looking forward to watching the movie, how would you describe Six Degrees of Santa in just 3 words?

DAVIS: Good old fun or Christmas magic galore. I would say, you know, it’s just good people, good humans, lovely story, you know, gorgeous elements of costume and production value and everything. So I think it’s just they’ll enjoy it. It’s good old fun and Christmas magic galore.

What’s been the biggest challenge for you in portraying Harper?

DAVIS: When I read the script, Harper just seems that she’s always on the go. She’s constantly moving, thinking up new ideas, very much influenced probably from her job in Silicon Valley, where she was creating, you know, various phone apps and so forth. So for me as an actor, keeping that motor going was the challenge because she’s always 2 steps ahead of almost everyone she’s talking to.

She’s already planning and plotting when she’s talking to her mom, and then when she talks to Jason Sparks, you know she’s already 2 steps ahead because she knows who she is in terms of being the person that sent the book at the beginning of that kind of gift giving process.

So she’s just determined to direct him in the wrong way and keep up this guise of helping him but leading him down the wrong path constantly. And so to keep that most going for me as an actor, I was just sort of wanting to keep that energy up during a 12 to 14 hour shoot day. It presents its challenges that you just have to stay hydrated, you have to eat sugary substances and stuff just to keep that energy going. So yeah, I think keeping the energy simmering at all times and almost it feels that you’re like a tennis player.

If you could choose any other character from Six Degrees of Santa, apart from Harper, that you would have loved to play, which one would it be and why?

DAVIS: I really like the character of Zoe and I liked the camaraderie we had, myself and Alex Jade. We’ve still stayed friends to this date. I think Zoe would be fun because she’s quite, very opposite in me in terms of her social media prowess in the film. And then she holds down like multiple jobs and passions at the same time.

She’s got her fashion thing and then she’s also got a lot of different jobs going and then also I liked the character and how she had a little bit of a conceitedness to her throwing things off. I just found that really amusing because Harper’s so opposite that she doesn’t put energy into anything that she doesn’t really, really believe in. And I think Zoe, maybe it represents a societal change, I’m not sure. But she was very fun in that way that she’s she’s all game for the deception and everything. So, I think that would have been the character.

The interview with Kathryn Davis has been edited and condensed for lenght and clarity. Watch the full video interview at the top of the article!

Keep following us for more news on Hallmark Channel, Lifetime and Great American Family Networks!


Please step by our Facebook page SurvivedtheShows, Instagram page @survivedtheshows and Twitter page @SurvivedShows to keep yourself updated!

Chiara Lombatti
Chiara Lombatti
When Cristina Yang’s mankind hate, and Sherlock Holmes’ deductive skills meet Randall Pearson’s anxiety and Jamie Fraser’s multilingualism (featuring Claire Fraser’s curls and Kate Pearson’s voice). Translator and feature article with a great love for cinema, TV series and books.


Per favore inserisci il tuo commento!
Per favore inserisci il tuo nome qui

Latest articles