Lifetime is about to release another Christmas-themed movie. Stepping on vacation. Starring Jana Kramer and Mario Lopez.
Directed by David Kendall Stepping on vacation production began earlier this year and the crew filmed at locations such as Vintage Winery in Columbia and Nashville.
The film will release on Lifetime on Friday, November 25 at 8:00 pm EST.
On that note, let’s take a look at the film’s cast.
Jana Kramer and Mario Lopez produce Stepping on vacation
Country singer and actress Jana Kramer has released two albums: Yana Kramer (2012) and Thirty-one (2015). She placed fourth in the 23rd season Dancing with the Stars. The Michigan native won the ACM Award in the New Artist category.
As an actress, she made her debut with Dead/Undead, a 2002 independent horror film. Kramer has also appeared on NBC. Friday night lightsCW 90210 as well as One tree’s hilland HBO Entourage.
The mother of two is currently single. Prior to that, she had been married three times.
AT Stepping on vacation, she will be seen as the owner of Ray’s dance studio. Kramer also serves as an executive producer on the film.
When asked about her role in Stepping on vacationKramer emphasized elaborate dance routines.
“I was definitely more concerned about dancing because I thought, ‘I’m not a dancer and I should be a dance teacher. My God, I don’t have enough time.” But that’s the magic of cinema.”
She mentioned that their choreographer Spencer Liffe and co-star Lopez were a huge support throughout the filming process. Stepping on vacation. Kramer said:
“He (Lopez) works very hard. It is also on TV in every hotel. He works all the time and I have a lot of respect for him. Even on set, he was able to pull off Access to Hollywood and his other endeavors while still being a great father and husband.”
After Holiday in Santa Fe as well as Feliz NaviDADactor and TV presenter Mario Lopez is back with another holiday movie, Stepping on vacation. He is also a co-executive producer.
Regarding the role, the fan-favorite actor said:
“I host a show like Dancing with the Stars, I get fired and my ex takes over. I go home to lick my wounds and connect with someone and then I don’t want to leave and you will have to see how it ends. Romance, dancing, lots of fun.”
Expressing his excitement about working with Kramer in Stepping on vacation, Saved by the bell star said:
“I wanted to work with Jana and the network (Lifetime) suggested that we could be an interesting couple. It was everything I wanted and expected.”
The California native has also been a presenter on MTV. America’s Best Dance Teamas well as x factor (US version) with Khloe Kardashian.
He has been married to Broadway dancer Courtney Mazza since December 2012. The couple has three children: a daughter and two sons.
What to expect from the movie?
The synopsis of the film reads:
Former Broadway star Billie Holiday is returning to his hometown for Christmas after he was abruptly fired from his position as lead-producer-judge on the hit series Celebrity Dance Off. While there, he meets Rae, the charismatic owner of the local dance studio, where Billy’s 12-year-old nephew is her outstanding student.”
It still states that this Christmas Ray is planning to “fundraise a dance recital to invite his students to a Broadway show in New York.” Billy willingly helps Ray in her endeavours, “reviving the town’s traditional Christmas Eve show, which was once a showcase for local talent.”
Their “collaboration clicks and romantic sparks begin to fly!”
Cheri Oteri as Dallas, Mario Cantone as Wayne, Carla Jimenez as Marissa, Stephanie Black as Phoebe, Terry Hoyos as Irma, and Courtney Lopez round out the film’s cast.