The Real-Life love story of Hallmark star Rachel Boston.
The actress and producer Rachel Boston has been in some of the most popular Hallmark Channel movies including Love at First Dance, Christmas in Angel Falls, Stop the Wedding and A Gift of Miracles.
Queen of romantic stories on TV, she now becomes the protagonist of her own love story. As Hallmark channel posted, “the Last Bridesmaid is now becoming a bride!”
1- What is love for Rachel Boston? How did you meet Tolya? What did you see in him that made you fall in love?
Oh, so many types of love. For me, romantic love has been a connection and a recognition of a soul that you truly and almost magically understand. And after that connection, I feel true love is a choice. We choose to love each other and lift one another up. Tolya and I met over ten years ago when I was filming a show in New Mexico and there was an immediate spark but we never dated. When I look back at pictures during that time, we look so happy. There was just this comfort being around each other. After the show, he moved to New York and I was back in LA and then 10 years later we reconnected and that was just amazing. The timing, everything was right. What made me fall in love with him is that he’s incredibly joyful and kind. He listens, he cares, and he just makes life better. Kids love him, animals love him. He has a very kind heart. He’s also hilarious. I don’t think that’s the most important part of a partnership, but it’s pretty fantastic.
2- What's your idea of a perfect date?
We spent a lot of time during quarantine on the east coast and loved having cookouts at the beach. He’s a chef so he makes incredible food and we would cook it outside while watching the sunset. It was all very romantic.
3-What brings you the greatest satisfaction? What are you most looking forward to today?
A healthy, happy, loving life. I absolutely love what I do so my work and passion for storytelling brings me so much fulfillment and now being able to share that with someone who is so supportive.
4-When are you the most inspired?
When I hear stories of resilience. The vulnerability and strength that comes from experiencing extraordinary challenges along the journey and overcoming them. There’s that moment when an experience is either going to make you bitter or better. It takes tremendous courage to choose a path of healing. To keep your heart open. I’m incredibly inspired by resilience.
5-What do you like about acting the most?
I had a teacher in New York who would say, “if you do this job right, you will come out of this life an incredibly compassionate person…” and I believe that. We get to live so many different lives. When you are constantly walking in other peoples shoes, you really awaken to why people make certain choices and how connected we all really are.
6-You keep very busy! Most recently, we can see you on the CBS show Seal Team, as well as an episode of Showtime's "Kidding" with Jim Carrey and Judy Greer. You are also starring and executive producing "The Last Bridesmaid." What other projects are coming? And what is a day in the life of Rachel like?
Thank you! I’ve also been writing a lot this past year. We have a few projects out now which is exciting, and I’m getting ready to start filming again. I’ve also been developing a little more of a routine. I think from traveling and spending so much of my life in a hotel, that just sort of went out the window and now I’m getting into a morning and bedtime routine, and it’s pretty great.
7- Any suggestion that you would give to young aspiring actors/producers?
Stay focused on what inspired you from the very beginning. There can be a lot of distractions and heartaches along the way but if you remember why you started and that light and excitement you had when you started the journey, it’s very grounding.
8- What are your beauty secrets or wellness practices?
I spend a lot of time in nature. That’s how I get back to center. I walk, hike, dive in the ocean. It’s a way to reset. For beauty secrets, I love Dr. Lancer products. They have helped my skin so much over the years. And coconut oil. I wear it all over. It’s natural and simple and makes my skin feel amazing.
9- What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
I absolutely love alpacas. My friend has a little farm and has two alpacas and sometimes she will bring them over to my house. It’s a little slice of heaven. There’s also an alpaca farm called Island Alpacas near Tolya’s parents house in Martha’s Vineyard, and I go visit them as often as I can. I just love them.
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