If you’re a fan of country music star Brad Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, you will have not just one, but two, chances to see her on television later this year.
And, you will be getting a double dose of the Williams family. According to PEOPLE, Kimberly will star alongside her sister, Ashley Williams, in two upcoming Hallmark Channel films. The television movies will air as part of the network’s popular “Countdown to Christmas” lineup.
The 49-year-old Williams-Paisley and the 42-year-old Williams will play sisters in the upcoming “Sister Swap” Christmas films. The films are “Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday” and “Sister Swap: Christmas in the City.”
In addition to starring in the films, the sisters are also executive producers. Ashley’s husband, Neal Dodson, is also an executive producer on the projects.
Unsurprisingly, getting to work together on the films is something Kimberly Williams-Paisley and her sister have wanted to do for some time.
“My brother, sister and I put on a lot of homemade shows in our parents’ living room when we were younger. And though it wasn’t ‘professional’ work at all, I do remember charging their guests five cents each,” Williams-Paisley said. “I guess we were business-minded from the start!”
Getting to work with her sister a “gift,” the wife of Brad Paisley said. That’s a fitting description for two Christmas movies.
“It’s such a gift to work with someone who knows me as well as Ashley does,” Williams-Paisley said. “The feeling of safety and comfort coupled with the delight of getting to work together really translates into magic on camera. It was immensely fun to play with her in these movies.”
Ashley said that she and Kimberly brought their personal experiences as sisters to the upcoming films.
“One of my favorite things about being Kim’s sister, other than the amazing advice and constant support she is to me, is getting to raid her closet. The all-too-consistent, ‘Is that my sweater?’ was just too funny and real not to incorporate in these movies!” Williams said.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams Will Play Swift Sisters in Upcoming Movies
In the upcoming Hallmark Christmas movies, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams will play the Swift sisters, Jennifer and Meg. Jennifer resides in Salt Lake City and runs a popular eatery. Meg is still living in the town where they grew up. She works with their parents in a bakery there.
The plots of the two films will reportedly be tied to one another. In one, Jennifer will return home. In the other, Meg will come to help Jennifer in Salt Lake City.
“So, the two movies take place in the exact same time frame, and the movies cross over and even share some scenes, but from each sister’s different perspective. We built two interconnected movies and shot them simultaneously in Utah,” Williams said in a press release issued by Hallmark. “Our writers and our director, Sean McNamara, and our Hallmark team knew it was a puzzle and challenge, but everyone rose to the occasion.”
Unsurprisingly, the two famous sisters relished the opportunity to work together. Kimberly Williams-Paisley referred to it as a “life-long dream.”