When the offer came to film last year’s Hallmark Channel hit Summer of Dreams, dashing actor Robert Gant had no inkling how successful it would be, or that a year later he’d be promoting its sequel, Wedding of Dreams, premiering this weekend. But that’s exactly what happened. The original movie allowed him to cross two items off his career bucket list -- working with Debbie Gibson (with whom he instantly bonded on a red carpet years ago and has remained firm friends) and fulfilling one of his family’s wishes. "Honestly, for years my family would always say, ‘Were so happy you're doing this or that,’ and it would immediately be followed by, ‘Can you ever do anything for Hallmark?’" he recalled with a laugh during an exclusive interview with MediaVillage. “I'm really not kidding -- every single time. It was surreal making the call [home] to say I got the first one. My mom asked me twice to clarify and repeat it. She was like, ‘I don't understand; you're actually doing a Hallmark movie?’ My mom really had a hard time processing it was really happening.”
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