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Is Luke Macfarlane still employed by Hallmark?

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  • Hallmark Channel is well-known for its heartwarming programming.
  • One of the many things the network has noticed is how it consistently casts its main characters.
  • In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Macfarlane stated unequivocally that he would be leaving Hallmark.
  • He’s in the midst of filming Christmas Village, a new Christmas movie for the network that was later renamed A Magical Christmas Village.
  • “They’ve been very good to me, but I think I’ve told my story with those folks for now,” Macfarlane told the Los Angeles Times.

Luke Macfarlane is one of Hallmark Channel’s all-time favorite starring actors. Despite his gratitude to Hallmark for all of his major roles, Macfarlane recently announced that he will likely leave the network and will not appear in any new films after this year.

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Luke Macfarlane appreciates being a part of Hallmark

As he has stated in several interviews, he is grateful for his time with Hallmark and appreciates all of the opportunities he has had.

“One thing I really enjoyed about making Hallmark movies is it’s really fun to flirt,” Macfarlane told the Los Angeles Times.

It’s exciting to play that energy on camera, when relationships are at their best. “I guess Hallmark has taught me a lot about flirting.”

“For a long time, Hallmark gave me jobs,” he told Yahoo in an interview.

He stated that they allowed him to be the leading man rather than just the gay best friend. “I’ll be eternally grateful to them for that,” he said in the interview.

In previous years, Macfarlane signed a multi-picture deal with Vanity Fair.

After closing the deal, he will take a break from his regularly scheduled rom-com.

Luke Macfarlane

Luke Macfarlane as Zach on A Valentine’s Match. Source: HallmarkChannel

According to Vanity Fair, Macfarlane’s multi-film contract will expire this fall.

According to Deadline, the multi-picture deal was announced earlier this year, and the statement did not specify how long the agreement would last, only that it would cover many films.

Luke Macfarlane starred in the gay rom-com ‘Bros’

In the gay rom-com Bros, Macfarlane co-starred as Billy Eichner’s love interest, Aaron, a “straight-acting and -appearing” attorney with serious commitment issues.

He spends the majority of his screen time either shirtless or in a T-shirt.

Macfarlane grew up in the small town of London, Ontario, and attended the Juilliard School.

He appeared gay in an interview with a Canadian publication in 2008.

He played Matthew Rhys’s spouse on the ABC family drama Brothers & Sisters at the time.

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Eichner and Macfarlane’s characters in Bros spend a lot of time on Grindr.

Macfarlane acknowledges using a gay hookup website. “It’s very frightening,” he told Variety.

As an openly gay man, Macfarlane expressed gratitude for all of his straight roles.

“I think Hallmark is also a place where, you know, they give a lot of opportunities to people,” he said.

They gave me, an openly gay actor, the opportunity to play a straight dude, which was really nice of them.”