'The Baker's Son' Full Cast List: Meet Brant Daugherty and other actors
In 'The Baker's Son', Annie and Matt explore new corners of their friendship as they fix a baking fiasco
"I absolutely fell in love when I read the script. I am a sucker for love stories," said Eloise Mumford about 'The Baker's Son'. When an actor is that confident, you know the film will live up to its hype. 'The Baker's Son' may seem like your regular Hallmark fare but it gives off a mysterious vibe.
Matt (Brant Daugherty) begins to bake the yummiest pieces of bread when a ballerina (Maude Green) enters his life. But after the breakup, he finds it difficult to replicate the magic in his food, which brings everyone to the conclusion that he needs a muse to succeed. Does he find love again? Time will tell. In the past, the network has released similar love stories such as 'Playing Cupid' and 'Fit for a Prince' that have ended on a happy note, so we are hoping this one too follows suit.
Mumford is easily the best choice for the film given she is so invested in the storyline. Talking ahead of the film's release, she says how she has a liking towards community and love stories, which 'The Baker's Son' has in abundance. But there are more than a few reasons why Mumford said yes to playing Annie.
"You know, it's been a tough year. And a lot of us have turned to baking, including myself this year. I have a sourdough starter that I nurture all the time. My mom's taking care of it right now, while I'm here filming," she laughed and added: "And so you know, it really struck close to home with this, and also the sense of searching for a purpose and searching for a passion and falling in love. I mean, it just hit so many points for me that really brought me to life. And I just think it's adorable."
According to her bio, Mumford is a 2009 graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she understudied Elisabeth Moss in 'Speed The Plow' on Broadway. Later, she made her television debut with the Fox series 'Lone Star'. In addition to playing a recurring role in NBC's 'Chicago Fire', she has starred in the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' franchise where she plays Dakota Johnson's BFF.
For Daugherty 'The Baker's Son' will always be special, or at least he'll be associate it with the most special memory of his life. When he was filming for the Hallmark original, the wife gave birth to their firstborn, Wilder David Daugherty, on March 24.
"We were about six weeks out of the due date when I got a call that they had [this] movie for me," he told Media Village and added: "I'd be leaving in a week, for a five-week shoot, so that's six weeks. My wife and I talked it over and [decided] that I should do the movie."
The couple was hoping David would arrive late and that way he would be back in time for the birth. "I don't want to say 'unfortunately' because I have an amazing son out of it, but he didn't wait for me. I was in Victoria, B.C., filming while Kimberly was in Los Angeles giving birth a week early. I missed it." On the day his son was born, he was on FaceTime with his wife Kimberly Daugherty for the most part and wasn't working.
It was an important few weeks for Daugherty and he could have chosen not to take up the film but he had his reasons. "We get into his life, his father, and he's the driving force of what happens in the movie, which was appealing to me as an actor." However, he was surprised when the script introduced a second love interest. "That was a nice twist, as it kept the formula yet tweaked it in a fun and innovative way."
Daugherty is best known for his work in 'Pretty Little Liars', where he played Noel Kahn.
In 'The Baker's Son', Green pretty much plays herself. She has been invested in dance for the longest time. "At an early age, her love of dance led her to Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater, Brookline Ballet School in Boston as well as summer programs at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA, and Canada's National Ballet in Toronto," her IMDb bio reads. At 14, she moved to New York City to join the Joffrey Balley School. She performed alongside the cast of 'Legally Blonde: The Musical' and has been trained by Richard Cox. Her first film was 'Allegra'.
'The Baker's Son' premieres on Saturday, June 12, at 9/8c. For more information, check your local listings.