Hallmark Love at First Glance, Star Amy Smart says, “Had boundaries”

Amy Smart and Adrian Grenier Photo Fred Hayes

A broken-hearted journalist struggles with love on Valentine’s Day Love at First Glance premieres on Hallmark February 14th, 2017 at 8pm ET, 5pm PT on DirecTV

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/02/14 –  “She’s kind of lived within caution, had boundaries all her life,” says Love at First Glance star Amy Smart who finds a man’s phone. “She tries to get in touch with him and becomes so intrigued with the person he is in his photos that she decides she wants to write a story about him. See what kind of man he is. Through this piece she meets all kinds of interesting people in his life.”

“I look at Amy Smart,” says Love at First Glance star Adrian Grenier. “I’ve know her for many years. The way she is playing this role is so impressive. This story is about taking risks and letting love guide you, even if it’s a little scary. I believe in true love, and I believe in love at first sight.”

“This is a unique story that’s not only about finding love,” says Crown Media Family Networks Executive Vice President Michelle Vicary. “But, even more importantly, finding out who you really are and learning to love yourself in the process. Viewers will fall for these characters Amy Smart and Adrian Grenier created and get swept up in their journey, making it a perfect choice to premiere on the most romantic day of the year.”


In Love at First Glance Amy Smart is journalist Mary Landers. She is assigned to write a Valentine’s Day story about the meaning of love, but just at the moment, her long-time boyfriend has broken up with her. Mary feels her life is boring and predictable.

Adrian Grenier is photojournalist James Fielding. He locks eyes with Mary while riding the crowded train back home, but before they have a chance to speak he exits the train accidentally leaving his phone behind. Finding that phone changes Mary’s life and she discovers through James that life is an adventure, never knowing where it is going to lead. In writing her story, Mary finds herself and realizes that love means opening your heart to any possibility, no matter how unexpected.

Anchoring Hallmark Channel’s popular annual Countdown to Valentine’s Day, dedicated to helping viewers celebrate life’s special moments, this is a special story about love and self-discovery.

Amy Smart in known for her steady appearances as Alison on the television series Justified and she was most recently seen in the film Sister Cities alongside actresses Troian Bellisario, Stana Katic and Michelle Trachtenberg.

She has several projects slated to premiere this year including the independent film Apple of My Eye. Previously, Smart shared screen alongside Ashton Kutcher in The Butterfly Effect, Jason Statham in Crank, and with Emmy Rossum in the hit television series Shameless.

Grenier is best-known for his starring role as Vincent Chase on Entourage, one of HBO’s most popular half-hour series in the network’s history, and the much-anticipated film version of Entourage that was released in 2015.

Founder of Reckless Productions, Grenier has also brought his keen eye and love of storytelling to the production of documentaries. He recently completed production on two films, the political thriller Public Affairs, alongside Thora Birch and Mimi Rogers; and Southern Fury co-starring Jonathon Schaech, John Cusack and Nicolas Cage. Both films are scheduled for release in 2017.

Love at First Glance stars…

  • Amy Smart as Mary Landers
  • Adrian Grenier as James Fielding
  • Kelly Thiebaud as Carey

A Crown Media Production LLC. Directed by Kevin Connor. Written by Kathy Kloves. Produced by Stan Spry.

Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are owned by Crown Media Family Networks. They’re distributed to 66 million U.S. homes.

Twitter: @adriangrenier@hallmarkchannel@AmySmart26

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