There was a point in my life not so long ago when I struggled to separate an actor from the role he played. In fact, I can remember intimating to my mother that I didn’t like the character “Will” in Cedar Cove, and I wasn’t sure if I liked the actor who played him either. In fact, when I found out that Will figured into the plot more principally in season three, I was a bit disgruntled at first. However, the reviewer within me compelled me to watch season three with an open mind. And I will admit once I made the decision that Cameron Bancroft was merely a masterful actor portraying the role, I realized what an adept actor he is. Furthermore, he has treated me with nothing but kindness from the moment of our initial contact, and that is always the key to winning me over. Since that time, I have been a fervent supporter of his talents, and I was elated to be able to interview him recently. We discussed all things Hallmark and more, including his upcoming film, The Wedding March.
To be quite honest, as I reviewed Cameron’s responses, I was so fully enthralled with everything he said and his entire outlook on the world of acting and life in general. Moreover, every person who knows this guy has nothing but positive things to say, and in this business, that in itself is an anomaly. Furthermore, every time I interact with Cameron, he has treated me with utmost respect and courtesy. I don’t mention this to disparage any other actors, but Cameron tends to have an old-world charm that always makes me feel valued and special–almost like a scene out of a Victorian novel when gentlemen spoke to women in such a way that they were cherished like a priceless jewel. (Maybe that sounds really corny, but it is something that resonates with me.) Add to this the fact that Cameron is one who takes every role seriously, whether it is the smallest role in the cast or the lead role, and all with his signature humility,and I find myself captivated with him as a person and an actor. I thought I was a devoted fan of his before, but now, I sense that I am even more so. I would invite everyone to tune in on Saturday, June 25th to the Hallmark Channel to see Cameron starring in The Wedding March, as it will doubtlessly be a film to remember. Also, be sure to follow him via the links below lest you miss any of his upcoming (or check out his past) works.