With a little bit assist from her buddies! Hallmark Channel followers are in for a enjoyable deal with due to Danica McKellar calling on her former Marvel Years costar Jason Hervey to seem in her newest flick — You, Me & The Christmas Bushes.

“He doesn’t actually act that a lot anymore. He’s a producer, largely, nevertheless it’s been years since he’s been energetic. However I used to be like, ‘He’d be excellent for this function. And I believe it might be a lot enjoyable,’” the 46-year-old actress completely informed Us Weekly forward of the Friday, October 22, return of Countdown to Christmas. “And he was recreation. … He made time in his schedule for it, and it occurred. It was nice. It’s humorous when you could have a loopy concept [and then] all of a sudden it’s taking place. It was superior.”

McKellar (Winnie Cooper) and Hervey (Wayne Arnold) starred alongside Fred Savage on The Marvel Yrs, which ran from 1988 to 1993, for six seasons. She informed Us it was a “weird mixture” of choosing up the place the previous costars left off and realizing how a lot time had handed on the set of You, Me & The Christmas Bushes.

“On the one hand, it appears like ceaselessly. However, you’re like, ‘Wait, I’m trying on the similar individual. I’m listening to anyone say motion.’ It was like Déjà vu,’” McKellar mentioned. “It simply introduced [me] proper again.”

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You, Me & The Christmas Bushes additionally stars Benjamin Ayres as McKellar’s love curiosity.

“I play a tree scientist — I’m truly in an Evergreen knowledgeable. And by the best way, it’s the primary time I’ve ever performed a scientist in a Hallmark film, which could be very thrilling for me as a result of I like math and science. It’s an entire different a part of my profession. So I actually embraced this function of being a real scientist,” the mathematics books author informed Us. “Ben Ayres performs Jack, the proprietor of a Christmas tree farm. Bushes are struggling, the needles are falling, and nobody actually is aware of why, he can’t determine it out. They introduced in all their specialists and he’s determined and he calls me. … I finished by his tree farm and I’m utterly sucked into this thriller as a result of it’s weird and none of it is smart.”

Inside Danica McKellar Wonder Years Reunion With Jason Hervey in New Christmas Hallmark Movie 3

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Arnold, for his half, performs the proprietor of a rival tree farm.

“He performed Wayne on The Marvel Years, he performs Dwayne on this film, [which is] sort of enjoyable. And it’s nice working with him. We had not labored collectively since The Marvel Years. We’ve been buddies the entire time, our households are buddies,” she mentioned. “He principally seems to be the identical. I imply, he hasn’t actually modified. And so it was weird, nevertheless it was actually, actually particular and really enjoyable.”

The timing of the Marvel Years reunion comes lower than one month after ABC debuted a reboot of the beloved sequence, that includes a Black household.

Inside Danica McKellar Wonder Years Reunion With Jason Hervey in New Christmas Hallmark Movie 2

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“Fred confirmed me the pilot months in the past. They did a terrific job with it and Don Cheadle is superb because the narrator,” McKellar informed Us. “And Dulé Hill — he and I labored collectively on The West Wing many moons in the past — he’s improbable. He is likely to be my favourite character.”

Whereas McKellar has filmed a number of Matchmaker Mysteries movies on Hallmark Motion pictures & Mysteries, this time, “Christmas is at stake,” she teased to Us concerning the new film.

You, Me & The Christmas Bushes airs on Hallmark Channel Friday, October 22, at 8 p.m. ET.

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