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'Vampire Diaries' Star Kayla Ewell Dishes On Her Hilarious New Movie 'Keeping Up With Randalls!'

Sat, July 16, 2011 1:40pm EDT by Andy Swift Add first Comment

‘Keeping Up With The Randalls’ premieres at 9 p.m. tonight on Hallmark Channel!

Vampire Diaries fans, your summer of suffering is finally over — at least for one night. Kayla Ewell is taking some time off from boyfriend-stalking to star alongside big names like Roma Downey and Marion Ross in the Hallmark Channel original movie, Keeping Up With The Randalls! A life-long fan of Hallmark movies, Kayla tells she’s excited to be in something her whole family can actually watch.

“My little nephews are so young — they’re seven and nine — and a lot of times, The Vampire Diaries can be a little scary for them,” she tells us. “We’d fast forward to just my parts, the parts they would like, but this Hallmark movie is something I can actually sit down with them and watch the whole thing.”

Kayla plays Alicia, a girl determined to impress her boyfriend’s (Thad Luckinbill) wacky family when she meets them for the first time — and it’s not just a matter of smiling and being polite. No, Alicia has to compete in the family’s intense sports tournament, the “Randall Family Games.”

But don’t reach for the tissues just yet. Kayla tells us Keeping Up With The Randalls isn’t the sob-fest you might be expecting.

“Most Hallmark movies are tearjerkers — like, you cry a lot — but this one is really funny,” she explains. “There are a lot of funny moments, and I think people will be surprised that not only is Hallmark doing something different, but that they’re doing it really well. It’s a heartfelt family comedy.”

For a taste of the madness, check out the trailer for Keeping Up With Randalls below:

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