For Hallmark fans, Pascale Hutton needs no introduction. The Canadian actress, who stars in the hit series When Calls the Heart, and plays the beloved Rosemary LeVeay Coulter, has been a staple on the network for years and continues to make her mark with new and exciting projects. On September 9, Pascale will star alongside Hallmark hunk Ryan Paevey in Fourth Down and Love, a new Hallmark Channel original film.
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In the new movie, Pascale plays Erin Allen, a single mom to her football-loving 12-year-old daughter. At her daughter’s football practice, Erin meets the coach’s dreamy brother and pro football player, Mike Hanson (played by Paevey).
Here, we catch up with Pascale and take a look at her most beloved roles over the years.
How Pascale Hutton got into acting
Born in Creston, British Columbia, Hutton attended the conservatory acting program at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Born to hippie parents, she was raised in a rather rural Canadian setting where, “we were always putting on plays at home and in school. The thing was that I grew up in a small town, so the idea that I would do this as a profession didn’t really enter my awareness at all,” she told My Devotional Thoughts. “But I got a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting and took no other classes except for acting classes.”
Pascale Hutton TV shows and movies
Before she joined the Hallmark crew, Pascale Hutton became known for roles such as FBI special agent Abby Corrigan on the sci-fi series Sanctuary (2008) and Krista Ivarson on the rural airline drama Arctic Air. You might also recognize her from 2005’s Fantastic Four. Cast as Rosemary in When Calls the Heart in 2014, then the lead in Hallmark’s hit You Had Me at Aloha (2021), Pascale’s fanbase has skyrocketed.
Her recent feature film, Double Life (2023), is a 180-degree turnaround from her WCTH character. The thriller showcases Hutton as a grieving widow who steps in way over her head into a mystery uncovering the secret life of her dead husband. “It was amazing. I really loved the experience from start to finish,” she told Digital Journal. “I’ve been doing a lot of Hallmark projects, but I was excited about diving into a different genre and a very different character than I have played in recent times.”
Meet Pascale Hutton’s husband
Pascale married former actor Danny Dorosh in 2002. She was immediately attracted to his confidence and the two soon fell in love after their first meeting. In fact, Danny told Pascale during that initial meet-up that he would marry her one day. Just prior to their wedding, Pascale got a role in the movie Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003) and began shooting two days after her walk down the aisle.
The couple has two sons, but much of Pascale’s personal life is kept private. In 2017, the now 44-year-old actress spoke about her family in a rare moment to My Devotional Thoughts: “My husband is the most incredible man in the world, and my boys just love him to death. They think he is the best person who has ever walked the Earth,” she said of Danny. “Fortunately for me, when we film When Calls the Heart five or six months out of the year, I usually have the rest of the time off where I’m home and a full-time mom. I’m doing pickups and drop-offs from school. I’m taking my kids to activities; I’m making lunches.”
Is Pascale Hutton really pregnant?
The question on everyone’s mind was whether or not Pascale was pregnant in real life. However, the actress revealed on Instagram on July 18 that she was actually wearing a fake bump while playing Rosemary on WCTH Season 10.
“This was my first day of filming season 10 with Rosemary’s baby bump!! I can’t wait to share the pregnancy ride with you,” she penned in the caption. It was actually Pascale’s input to the writing team to flesh out this heartwarming story of Rosemary’s pregnancy in Hope Valley.
At the end of Season 9, fans wiped away tears as Rosemary revealed she was expecting. One of the reasons that it took so long to have Rosemary and Lee become parents was that they already had twins on the set portraying Little Jack, and the challenges that come along with child actors put off having another toddler on set.
At the beginning of season 10, Pascale admitted she was thrilled that she didn’t have to wear a tight-fitting corset as she had for prior seasons. However, it turned out that the baby bump proved to be more uncomfortable! Temperatures unexpectedly soared during the summer in Vancouver, where the show is filmed, and the actress realized wearing a corset was a lot more comfortable, but the dye was already cast and the storyline for impending motherhood was on the pages!
A new baby on When Calls the Heart
In “Great Expectations” (episode 4), fans see the anxious arrival of Rosemary and Lee’s baby. By the time Rosemary goes into labor, the entire town is there to support her. “All the stuff with Ned being involved? That was all improvised on the day of filming because Ned wasn’t written into the script,” recalled Hutton in a Hallmark Channel Facebook Chat. “So we just started joking around and coming up with these ideas of him being involved. It was just a really fun, beautiful moment.” In “Life Is But a Dream,” episode 5, we see Rosemary and Lee getting used to but still grappling with the daunting task of parenthood.
Looking forward to the new episode on Sunday, September 3, Rosemary and Lee’s baby has caused Rosemary to think of her memory of her own mother, as well as begin to question her past. And, to date, the baby’s name has not yet been revealed in the series. Stay tuned for the remainder of season 10 to find out, Sundays at 9/8c!
And don’t miss Pascale’s new movie on Hallmark, September 9!
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Bonnie Siegler is an established international writer covering the celebrity circuit for more than 15 years. Bonnie’s resume includes two books that combine her knowledge of entertaining with celebrity health and fitness and has written travel stories which focus on sustainable living. She has contributed to magazines including Woman’s World and First for Women, Elle, InStyle, Shape, TV Guide and Viva. Bonnie served as West Coast Entertainment Director for Rive Gauche Media overseeing the planning and development of print and digital content. She has also appeared on entertainment news shows Extra and Inside Edition.