“She’s not that a lot taller than me, so it gave my neck a break. I liked it. Secondly, I liked [that] there was an actual sisterhood we developed on that film with Emma, myself and Jessica Capshaw,” Chenoweth, 52, instructed Us Weekly solely on November 11 whereas selling Kelloggs’ Do it Yuleself marketing campaign. “Cap’s in all probability considered one of my greatest associates.”
The Depraved actress additionally gushed about costars Francis Fisher and Cynthy Wu, including, “We simply had a very tight-knit, female-powered group, and I’m actually happy with that.”
In Holidate, Chenoweth stars as Roberts’ character’s aunt. The holiday-themed rom-com, which hit Netflix on October 28, follows Sloane (Roberts) as she forges a platonic settlement with a person named Jackson (Luke Bracey) to be one another’s plus-ones to vacation gatherings. Over time, the pair begin to develop actual emotions for one another.
Holidate facilities on the significance of having the ability to spend the vacations with family members — and Chenoweth is not any stranger to the idea. In her family, there are certain traditions that her family has tried to uphold over time.
“My mother was massive into ceramics once I was rising up. She made this stunning Christmas ceramic tree, and on every level is a candle. … We’d gentle a candle and say what we had been most grateful for,” she defined to Us. “That custom sort of acquired a little bit misplaced as I turned an grownup and commenced to work on a regular basis. Although I don’t have a ceramic Christmas tree — it’s in all probability in my dad and mom’ attic — as a result of we all know I’m on the go, they arrive to me so much. After I’m finished working this yr, I’ll get to return house to Oklahoma and be with them for the primary time in a very long time.”
The Glee alum mentioned that she’s continued to observe her household’s candle-lighting custom wherever she is that point of the yr.
“It won’t be the ceramic Christmas tree, however candles and lighting with whoever I’m with,” she added. “Whether or not it’s a forged of individuals in a live performance tour with me, it doesn’t matter. I take the time. We gentle a candle, and we are saying what we’re grateful for. I feel this yr it will likely be in all probability an important one but.”
One latest custom Chenoweth might do with out this yr is exchanging “a little bit reward” with her boyfriend, Josh Bryant. “What girl doesn’t wish to be given a present for Christmas? However I actually do imply that I don’t want a present this yr,” she defined.
Chenoweth’s love for Christmas has led to her starring in several holiday movies and dropping the 2008 album, A Beautiful Method to Spend Christmas. If she ever made extra holiday-inspired music, the Broadway actress mentioned she is “down” to work with Ariana Grande, with whom she carried out “You Don’t Personal Me” for her 2019 document, For the Women. “I might be so fortunate to get to sing together with her once more,” she mentioned.
Chenoweth not too long ago teamed up with Kelloggs for its Do it Yuleself marketing campaign, which goals to supply fast and simple recipes for vacation snacking utilizing the model’s crackers. “In my household, across the holidays, we don’t mess around. With regards to meals, we eat — and I personally am not a prepare dinner. I like issues that are available packages,” she defined, noting that the recipes featured at www.KelloggsFamilyRewards.com are “all completely different, all distinctive and cute.”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi
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