Acting Debut Alert! Ree Drummond to Star in New Christmas Movie

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Ree Drummond is a mother, a best-selling author, a television personality, a food blogger and…an up-and-coming actress?

The Pioneer Woman, 52, will make her acting debut in Discovery+’s all-new movie, Candy Coated Christmas, according to Variety. Since the Food Network is also involved, the streaming service will release a slew of additional content, like recipes seen in the film.

Candy Coated Christmas tells the story of a woman (Molly McCook) who returns to her hometown of Peppermint Hollow. When her plans to start a business are put on hold, she befriends a local bakery owner (Drummond).

As Variety points out, Drummond’s role was written specifically for her. “Ree is the epitome of a female-skewing Food Network talent,” Kathleen Finch (chief lifestyle brands officer for Discovery+) said in a statement. “We put her and all these fun ideas into a pot and came up with this fun idea.”

Drummond added, “Candy Coated Christmas was so much fun to be part of; it had all the magical elements that make holiday movies so special. Any initial nerves I felt about joining this project completely melted away when I stepped into the sweet, charming world of Peppermint Hollow!”

Candy Coated Christmas is Discovery+’s first original scripted film. (Watch out, Netflix.) The movie recently wrapped production, so it’s expected to premiere as early as this November.

Is there anything Drummond can’t do? Asking for a friend…

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...
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