We would be lying if we didn't include Hallmark Hall of Fame movies in our favorite weekend guilty pleasures. Love Takes Flight promises laughs, intergenerational friendships, and of course, crushes on pilots.
Starring Nikki DeLoach as single mom Lizzie Beauman and Jeff Hephner as her pilot love interest Charley, Love Takes Flight watches Lizzie's young daughter Quinn (Skylar Olivia Flanagan) befriend widower Walter Allen (Tom Thon), while her own love story with the pilot unfolds.
Is Jeff Hephner married?
In Love Takes Flight, which star Nikki describes as "a movie about finding friends in the most unlikely of places," Jeff plays the role of Charley, a very handsome pilot who "flies in and sweeps your heart away."
"For Charley, his history is in the military," Jeff explains, "so it suits him perfectly to be an EMS pilot." Meanwhile, Lizzie is his boss, a hospital administrator, and the two develop a close bond, which turns romantic, through their work. "For Charley, it was about running away and he hasn't given himself a moment to stand still," Nikki says.
"For Charley, his history is in the military," Jeff explains, "so it suits him perfectly to be an EMS pilot." Meanwhile, Lizzie is his boss, a hospital administrator, and the two develop a close bond through their work. "For Charley, it was about running away and he hasn't given himself a moment to stand still," Nikki says.
When it comes to his personal life, Jeff, who many know as Jeff Clarke from the Chicago Med and Chicago Fire series, is married to native New Yorker Heather Sylvia Adams, with whom he has three kids.
The couple wed in 2002 and live together in Michigan, where Heather works as a pilates instructor at a studio in Chelsea called Breathe Yoga.
Of her commitment to pilates, the mother-of-three says she first discovered the activity after having her third child. "One of the things I love most about Pilates is that it's so much more than a physical experience," she says. "There is a true mind and body connection, and since I have been practicing I have felt the effects in all aspects of my daily life."
Where is 'Love Takes Flight' filmed?
Love Takes Flight was filmed in the beautiful Savannah, Ga., and locals will be sure to recognize some historic sites, such as the Savannah Historic District and the Wormsloe Historic Site. The Hallmark movie also shot on Chatham County's Isle of Hope, which is technically in the Savannah metropolitan area.
With regards to homes, Heavy identified one of the exteriors as belonging to 31 Island Drive in Savannah, which is a shooting location that features "a beautiful, long front porch, a deck, and gorgeous waterfront views."
Don't miss Love Takes Flight when it premieres Saturday, Sept. 5 on Hallmark.