“This last year, of course, was extra complicated for everyone,” Alison explained. I have to tell you I had tears in my eyes when I saw her on set. This one takes does take it to the next step. I don’t want to talk to fans to think I’m not. “I love the audience really cheering for them to want more and, hopefully, getting to the place where Alex and Drew see each other that way. “I was so grateful to be able to even film it, to be honest, because of everything going on. Last year, I just really found myself fascinated with the self-help empires that are out there and the gurus and where those lines are blurred. (Everett Collection)
Kristian’s role in Helped to Death happened because of perfect timing. I had to find a small role that she could make time to do. “It is a shoutout and a wink and a nod to all the Days of Our Lives fans out there who watched Chronicle Mysteries because we were thinking of you when we created her character and wanted all the Days fans to feel we’re saluting them and being grateful to them,” Alison told HollywoodLife about Kristian’s role. I said to her, I would love for you to come. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Alison about the fifth film in the franchise, reuniting with ‘Days’ alum Kristian Alfonso, and more. She agreed so it was a dream to have her there with me on set. We have so much fun working on the project, and I get so much great reaction every time from the fans about how they enjoy solving it, how they watch it again and get new clues, or see something a little bit differently the next time. Kristian Alfonso has a role alongside her long-time co-star. Just having my friend there with everything the world has been through this last year. She’s such a friendly face and someone I’ve been close to and worked with for so many years. So I love it and hope to keep it up.” “Kristian and I hope to work together again soon. That was sort of the jumping-off point for Helped to Death.”
As for whether or not the Chronicle Mysteries franchise will continue, Alison is totally down for more. I can’t tell you how meaningful it was to have her there with me.”
The latest Chronicle Mysteries will also feature Drew (Benjamin Ayres), and Alison teased that Alex and Drew take the “next step” in Helped to Death. The fifth Chronicle Mysteries also features a very familiar face if you’ve watch Days of Our Lives. We’re giving them little nibbles every time.”
Alison Sweeney and Benjamin Ayres in ‘Chronicle Mysteries: Helped to Death.’ (Everett Collection)
Alison revealed that the inspiration for Helped to Death is “based on my personal obsession with true crime and the podcast and all the documentaries. “We love making them. We don’t like to count. We were Facetiming each other from our quarantine locations and just checking in on each other. 21 at 8 p.m. I was up there in Canada and had to quarantine. But certainly, this was our opportunity to give the fans one more moment between us since we could.”
Alison Sweeney plays Alex in the ‘Chronicle Mysteries’ movies. We were getting ready to film the movie, and it turns out Kristian was up there working on another project separately. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. We want to take our time. Alison Sweeney returns for an all-new ‘Chronicle Mysteries’ movie on Feb. But we’re just really taking our time and exploring who they are as friends and co-workers and the chemistry that they have with each other without jumping the gun. We were both in Vancouver at the same time. 21. Alison Sweeney is back as Alex and investigating a brand-new case. HollywoodLife chatted EXCLUSIVELY with Alison about the Days reunion. The latest Chronicle Mysteries movie, Chronicle Mysteries: Helped to Death, premieres Feb. “We want to keep going for the fans as much as they want,” she said. “As painful as it is, I do really love driving it out and building a very slow burn with these two,” Alison said.