Frisco and Felicia forever! Well, not exactly, but the actors who played the General Hospital supercouple Jack Wagner and Kristina Wagner will be reuniting on Hallmark’s When Calls The Heart.
And even better — the real-life ex-spouses will be involved in a love triangle throughout the second season of the show. Series regular Lori Loughlin, whose character began a romance with Jack’s character at the end of the first season, completes the love triangle.
“I think we were both apprehensive, both a little bit nervous,” the Melrose Place alum, 55, tells Us Weekly of reuniting with his ex-wife, 51, on camera. “She’s just a sweet, genuinely loving person — that’s who she is — so the crew and other cast members just fell in love with her.”
As for their own relationship, after ending their 13-year marriage in June 2006, the pair have remained close for the sake of their sons, Peter, 24, and Harrison, 20. “We get along great. We’re very present parents and very good friends,” Jack explains. “It’s very unique. We still love each other very much.”
In fact, it was Jack himself who asked Kristina to join When Calls The Heart after Hallmark President Bill Abbott presented the idea to him! “Sure enough, I passed [the idea] by her, she started on the show and it’s just been fantastic,” Jack recalls.
Fans can expect sparks to fly between the former couple, but in a different way than was seen on General Hospital. Jack teases, “I know that the emotion and the real beauty that Kristina had on General Hospital, the chemistry our characters had, really builds through this season."
Watch Jack and Kristina’s chemistry unfold on season two of When Calls The Heart, premiering on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday, April 25 at 8 p.m./7 p.m. central.
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