Via Zoom: Happy Holidays! Actor Sarah Brooks, Title Character in ‘Christmas with Felicity’

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CHICAGO – To stand out in the crowded “Christmas Romance” TV movie genre, it starts with a strong script (by Rebecca Weaver) and the right lead actor. “Christmas with Felicity,” now available on the AMC+ app, features Sarah Brooks (“Chicago Med”) as the title character, a burnt-out city dweller looking to find solace back in her small Wisconsin home town.

The film has familiar tropes in the genre. Felicity (Brooks) is a “city mouse’ gal from Chicago whose fiancé left her, and at the same time she has lost her bakery business. On to snowy Wisconsin she goes, to escape the situation and rest at her parent’s home. Unfortunately for her, it’s the holiday season, and she’s not in the mood. Enter James (Herb Porter), a holiday-loving optimist who also happens to be a Christmas tree and dairy farmer. Will the sparks fly?

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Felicity (Sarah Brooks) Finds Her Holiday Mojo in ‘Christmas with Felicity’
Photo credit: AMC+/Nicely Entertainment

Sarah Brooks is an ascending actor currently residing in Chicago, who is currently the recurring paramedic character Juliette on “Chicago Med.” After graduating from Arizona State University, she pursued theater in Chicago and Los Angeles, eventually landing a full scholarship in 2014 with the Steppenwolf Theatre West program. After working on Off-Broadway theater in New York City and indie films, she moved back to Chicago and landed on “Chicago Med” in 2019. “Felicity” is her first lead role in a movie.

In an interview Via Zoom with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, Sarah Brooks talks about being the title character Felicity and the Christmas romance genre …

Trailer for “Christmas with Felicity” …

Patrick McDonald also talked to the director of “Christmas with Felicity,” click for an interview with JACK C. NEWELL.

“Christmas with Felicity” is currently on the AMC+ App, click FELICITY for details. Featuring Sarah Brooks, Herb Porter, Aviva Sevilla, Khaki Pixley and Jimmy Chung. Written by Rebecca Weaver. Directed by Jack C. Newell. Not Rated.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor, Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2021 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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