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It may be almost Valentine’s Day but it’s still winter, so what better time to think about Christmas movies? Melissa Claire Egan (ex-Chelsea, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) is starring in the upcoming Hallmark Christmas movie, Holiday for Heroes. “So excited I can announce this now!” she tweeted when the news broke. “It’s Christmas in February! So excited to be shooting Holiday for Heroes. And this guy’s pretty rad, too.”
The guy she’s referring to is her co-star in the seasonal romance, actor Marc Blucas, as she shared an on-set photo of them looking all ready to open some Christmas presents. While details regarding the film are still scarce, according to a report in Entertainment Weekly, Holiday for Heroes revolves around Egan exchanging letters with a soldier (Blucas) for a year before their worlds collide... and no doubt romance ensues!
Daytime fans first fell in love with Egan when she played Annie Lavery on ABC sudser ALL MY CHILDREN from 2006-11. She then joined the cast of Y&R as Chelsea Lawson, where she remained until 2018. So fans who have missed seeing her on their TV screens can look forward to seeing her in this romantic new movie. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be premiering on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel until probably November at the earliest!
Don’t worry — we’ll keep updating you as more information is released, including an air date. And for more on your favorite Y&R stars — past and present — keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps in Depth magazine!