Grey’s Anatomy star heads to Hallmark for brand new body positivity movie

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As more Hallmark stars leave the network for rival GAC Family, a Grey’s Anatomy star arrives on board! Jaicy Elliot will star in an upcoming Hallmark movie that’s about body positivity.

According TV InsiderJaicy Elliot, who has played surgical resident Taryn Helm since season 14 of Grey’s Anatomywill direct Hallmark’s new original movie, romance in style. Benjamin Hollingsworth of Virgin River will also be featured. Elliot will play aspiring plus-size fashion designer Ella, who wants to create clothes for women like her, while Hollingsworth will play Derek, a “publishing prince.” The official synopsis for the film reads as follows:

Ella’s unique designs inspire publishing mogul Derek to include plus-size fashion in his magazine. It doesn’t take long before Derek realizes that Ella’s influence extends far beyond the catwalks.

The upcoming film will premiere as part of Hallmark Channel’s annual “Fall Into Love” programming event. romance in style is slated to premiere Saturday, August 13 at 8 p.m. EST and will mark Elliot’s Hallmark film debut. Ben Hollingsworth previously starred in Love Under the Olive Tree.

The film’s body positivity message is part of an ever-growing “equation” for Hallmark that emphasizes inclusivity in their films. In a statement, Jaicy Elliot praised Hallmark for what they do:

I’m so thrilled to be part of this new conversation we’re having right now about self-acceptance and positively spreading this message. Hallmark opens an important dialogue about female empowerment and breaks through the thick ceiling of social misconceptions that we have collectively constructed.

romance in style will also feature model and designer Candice Huffine. The film is produced by Ellie Kanner and Joey Plager, produced by Juliette Hagopian and co-produced by Michael Shepard. Elli Nakamichi, meanwhile, is an associate producer.

Other films from Hallmark’s “Fall Into Love” event include Alexa and Carlos PenaVega Love in the limelight, At Rachel Boston and Paul Campbell Dating in the Delaneys, and Davida Williams, Richard Harmon and G of Tracy Austinme, Set, Love.

romance in style will certainly be a departure from the norm for Jaicy Elliot, as she is best known for her role as Helm on Grey’s Anatomywith occasional appearances on spinoffs Post 19. After the ABC drama season 18 ended and the residency program at Gray Sloan ended, her character’s future in the upcoming season is unclear. Her casting in a Hallmark movie bodes well for the actress as she continues to explore new horizons. Maybe she can be the network’s next recurring star?

Jaicy Elliot’s new movie definitely sounds intriguing. It will be interesting to see if she starts starring in more Hallmark movies. Fingers crossed that it happens, or maybe even something more permanent in the form of a network show, depending on its future on Grey’s Anatomy.

Waiting romance in stylebe sure to watch all the upcoming Hallmark movies and prepare for even more romance and mystery in the months to come.

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