THE WONDER YEARS’ Danica McKellar Makes GAC Family Debut
By Movieguide® Staff
Actress Danica McKellar recently shared her experience starring in and producing the all-new movie on GAC Family, THE WINTER PALACE.
McKellar, who is best known for her role as Winnie Cooper in the iconic THE WONDER YEARS, shared her love for GAC Media after filming the new romance movie.
“So this is my first movie for GAC family,” McKellar said in a recent DayTime interview. “It’s called THE WINTER PALACE, and I play a struggling writer. I have writer’s block. I write romance novels but can’t write to save my life. My best friend works at a property management company and says ‘look, we’ve got this beautiful chalet and it’s empty and we need a caretaker for a week to fill in. And you can get some writing done. The family who owns it is this wealthy European family and they never show up.'”
“So I go there to write, next mornin, guess who shows up? Yep, Prince Henry with his entourage and they start ordering me around,” she continued. “Turns out in my contract I signed on as a caretaker which I did not read the fine print of. I have to fulfill any reasonable requests of the property owners and so there I am stuck in this beautiful chalet bossed around by this wealthy Prince. When I’m trying to get my book written, it’s really a fun, fun premise.”
McKellar is an author in real-life and recently authored several math books, such as “Kiss My Math.”
“I love math. I love what it does for your brain. And I love entertainment. So I started writing entertaining math books. Because I wanted to dispel these rumors that math has to be boring or scary or just too difficult. So I love writing his books.”
McKellar signed a multi-picture deal with GAC, so fans of THE WINTER PALACE can expect to see McKellar in more GAC Family movies down the road.
“It’s been really exciting. I have been technically a producer on some of my past movies, but this is different. This is much more hands-on,” she explained. “I was heavily involved.”
“I’ve been acting since I was a child, back on THE WONDER YEARS. I’ve had so many experiences as an actress, but this has been the most fulfilling so far,” she added. “And I’m really excited about what I get to do moving forward on GAC family as well.”
McKellar said that she is thankful for THE WONDER YEARS and the platform it gave her for the rest of her career.
“It’s nice to have been a part of something that really was a family and meant so much to so many people,” she said. “I feel like that foundation has prepared me for my career now in a lot of ways. GAC family feels a lot like a family and people watch my movies and they remember me from THE WONDER YEARS and I know that that extra sense of nostalgia makes my movies even more warm and fuzzy for the audience, which I just love.”