Rachael is well known for her starring roles in She’s All That co-starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and played Josie in Josie and the Pussycats, had a recurring role on the popular series Psych, TNT's Perception, and played Clara Wheeler in Spielberg's TNT award-winning mini-series Into The West

Sci-fi fans would know her voice from Robot Chicken and video games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic- Rise of the Hutt Cartel, and Star Wars: The Old Republic, Kingdom Hearts II, and much more. Somehow this mother of two balances her love and energy between her two toddlers and a successful acting career.

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Summer Love Premieres Sat. Aug. 20, 2016

Colleen Bement: I’m looking forward to seeing your current project, the Hallmark Channel film Summer Love. What can you share about your experience making this romantic and fun film?

Rachael Leigh Cook: I hope you like it! I am a sucker for a good romance too; always nice to meet one of Us.

Highlights: Well I especially loved working with two truly wonderful collaborators, Producer Beth Grossbard and the Director Lynne Stopwitch. They are both fiercely intelligent women who ran that show, fraught with challenges, with diplomacy, resourcefulness, humor and plain-old skill.

Rachael and scary movies

CB: Are you a hopeless romantic, and what is it like playing roles in romantic comedies?

RLC: I am pretty hopeless alright! God help my husband when we put something scary or violent on TV. I'll cover my ears and hide under a blanket every time. If that sounds like something you'd do, definitely check out this movie or the Hallmark Channel in general.

Rachael has new project in the works

CB: What projects do you have in the works that you're allowed to share with your fans?

RLC: I'm currently shooting another movie for Hallmark that I am executive producing as well called Autumn in the Vineyard.

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I'm sitting in the hair chair right now as I write this to you. Let's talk about that one next month, shall we? Also a movie version of Midsummer Night's Dream where I played Hermia. That film will be making the rounds on the festival circuit soon.

CB: What an amazing filmography you have. You're so talented and flexible at tackling drama and comedy. Do you find one or the other more challenging as an actress?

RLC: Thank you!! Want to be my agent? I'd like to do more comedy and lighter fare; that's the goal.

Having two really young children, it's just where my head is at right now. I'm someone who gets overwhelmed easily by what's on the news and by disturbing films and TV. Hallmark is a great fit for me right now.

How to balance career and family

CB: Just curious, how in the world do you balance a family and your super busy career?

RLC: With mixed results! I make it to set on time and my kids seem happy but many other aspects definitely suffer

CB: I read that you learned to play guitar for your role in Josie and the Pussycats.

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Do you still play guitar once and a while?

RLC: I wish! The only lessons I go to these days are for toddlers and I am totally acing those kids.