Netflix's 'Holidate': Meet Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Andrew Bachelor and rest of the cast of holiday romcom
The two lead characters have found a way to go on a 'holidate', but what does that mean?
In Netflix's upcoming romantic comedy 'Holidate', Sloane Reed (Emma Roberts) and Jackson Pieretti (Luke Bracey) are going through something that pretty much every single person goes through — struggle with parents and family over their relationship status. Very rarely is one's family happy when they show up for the holidays single. Then commences the long painful discussions about marriage and companionship that one would rather not indulge in. In the movie, the two characters have found a way around it — going on a 'Holidate'. But what does that mean?
Guess we will only find out when the film releases on the streaming site on October 28, 2020. But before that, let's meet the cast.
Emma Roberts as Sloane Reed
Roberts is perhaps best known to American audience for her role in as Addie Singer on the Nickelodeon television series 'Unfabulous'. She is also known for her work on 'Aquamarine', 'Nancy Drew', 'Hotel for Dogs', 'Valentine's Day', 'It's Kind of a Funny Story' and 'The Art of Getting By'. More recently, she acted in Ryan Murphy's anthology television series 'American Horror Story' for FX. Her work in both 'American Horror Story: Coven' and 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Limited Series. In 2019, Roberts lent her voice as Wedgehead in the animated feature 'Uglydolls'.
Currently, Roberts is a brand ambassador for the Hugo Boss 'Alive' fragrance. Originally from New York, Roberts resides in Los Angeles.
Luke Bracey as Jackson Pieretti
Australian actor Bracey is known for his work in 'G. I. Joe: Retaliation', 'Point Break', 'Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan', 'Lucky Day' and 'Little Fires Everywhere'. He is currently awaiting the release of the independent drama titled 'Violet'. Bracey made his acting debut on the popular Australian show 'Home and Away' in the role of Trey Palmer. According to available information on the Internet, Bracey was born in Sydney, Australia, and grew up an avid surfer and sportsman. He studied at The Scots College in Bellevue Hill where he fell in love with entertaining and performing.
Andrew Bachelor as Neil
Bachelor is set to play the role of Jackson's frank but misguided best friend, Neil. Speaking about his role in a press release, Bachelor said, "Neil definitely says what's on his mind," Bachelor says. "He's one of those guys that gives you advice. You don't know if it's good. You don't know if it's bad. But it all comes from a good place." The actor is better known as King Bach and is known for his creating funny videos online. He was the most-followed user on the now-defunct video-sharing service Vine with 11.3 million followers and holds the Guinness World Record for the most followed account on the site.
Bachelor starred in Netflix's science fiction-adventure film 'Rim of the World' and 'Coffee and Kareem'. In 2017, Bachelor starred and served as an executive producer in 'Where's the Money' opposite Kat Graham, Terry Crews, Retta, Mike Epps and Method Man. Additional film credits include 'Meet the Blacks', '50 Shades of Black', 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before', 'The Babysitter' and 'When We First Met'.
The actor has been named one of the Top Influencers by Forbes and Time Magazine, he received the 2015 Streamy Award for Viner of the Year, 2016 Shorty Award for Viner of the Year and was nominated for multiple 2017 Streamy Awards. He won Storyteller of the Year.
Jessica Capshaw as Abby
Capshaw is set to play the role of Sloane's older sister. According to a press release supplied by Netflix, she is "a mother of four who loves her husband and wants to be an ally for Sloane even though she herself maybe isn't feeling as satisfied by her marriage and children as she might like. "Abby is the person who seemingly has it together, but you see the underbelly of it, and she's like, 'My husband isn't paying attention to me,'" Capshaw says about her character in the release. "I didn't want her to be this hard-edged, unfulfilled harpy that was like, 'I did everything right, and now you're doing everything wrong,'" Capshaw says.
The actress is best known for her portrayal of Dr Arizona Robbins on the hit ABC series 'Grey's Anatomy'. She is also known for her work in 'The L Word', 'Bones', 'The Practice', 'Blind Trust', 'Head Case', 'Into the West' and 'One Angry Juror'. She is currently awaiting the release of 'Dear Zoe', which is slated to premiere in 2021. The independent movie will also star Sadie Sink, Justin Bartha and Theo Rossi.
Apart from Roberts and Bracey, the series also stars Manish Dayal, Alex Moffat, Jake Manley, Cynthy Wu, with Frances Fisher and Kristin Chenoweth.