Hidden Gems is kicking off Hallmark’s “Summer Nights” series for June 2022 and you can catch it on Saturday night (June 4) at 8/7c.
The film follows Addie (King), who loses her grandmother’s ring in the waters of Hawaii while prepping for her sister’s wedding. She hires sailor Jack (Beau Mirchoff) to scuba dive with her to find it and rediscovers her love of the sea.
Hunter filmed the movie on location in Hawaii and she told us about the most memorable parts of filming there, the A-List celeb who visited the set, and how the sister relationship in the movie mirrors her relationship with sisters Kelli and Joey King.
Just Jared: What was the most memorable part of being in Hawaii to film Hidden Gems?
Hunter King: Getting to film in Hawaii was hands down one of the coolest experiences I’ve had. My second day there I was driving to a wardrobe fitting and I missed my freeway exit and suddenly there wouldn’t be an exit for 11 miles. So for 11 miles I was driving through the mountains surrounded by jungle and I just started laughing. It didn’t even feel real! I’ve never been lost in a more beautiful place and I was just feeling so grateful and giddy to be lucky enough to be where I was. But having family and my best friends come visit me was definitely a major highlight for me.
JJ: The movie follows your character going to Hawaii for her sister’s wedding. How does your real-life relationship with your sisters differ or relate to the relationship between the characters?
HK: I’m extremely close with both of my sisters, so it comes as no surprise that one of the things I loved so much about this story is the relationship that Addie and her sister Kate have. It reminds me so much of the relationship I have with my sisters cause we really are the best of friends. As soon as I met Eliza who plays Kate, I felt an instant bond with her. She’s actually become one of my best friends and is kinda like another real life older sister to me. Art imitating life!