Costar connection! Barry Watson knew that his seventh Heaven castmates Jessica Biel and Beverley Mitchell had huge crushes on him after they labored collectively.
“I think they were always, sort of, lingering around my trailer,” the 47-year-old actor completely advised Us Weekly on Thursday, October 28, whereas selling Lifetime’s Highway to Heaven. “I’d walk out and they [would] just, like, pretend [that] they weren’t really there.”
The Michigan native performed huge brother Matt Camden on the drama from 1996 to 2006, however the present continued via 2007. Biel, now 39, portrayed his sister Mary Camden, whereas Mitchell, now 40, performed their center sister Lucy Camden.
The Camden siblings additionally included David Gallagher as Simon and Mackenzie Rosman as Ruthie. Stephen Collins and Catherine Hicks portrayed their mother and father, Reverend Eric Camden and Annie Camden.
Earlier this year, Biel admitted she as soon as had a crush on Watson — one thing he didn’t know.
“I don’t think I thought about it at the time. I think years ago, you know, they had joked to me about it or whatever,” Watson recalled. “And I’ve joked back, [saying], ‘Well, I’m sure you still have a crush on me,’ or something. But I think at the time I didn’t really think about that.”
The A Dog’s Way Home actor was 21 after they shot the pilot, whereas all of his different TV siblings had been a lot youthful. He remembered “working all the time” on the present, so he didn’t actively suppose “these kids must have a crush on me.”
However, wanting again, he mentioned, “I do remember them lingering around my trailer quite a bit.”
Biel beforehand spoke about her and Mitchell’s infatuation with their older costar throughout a June episode of the “Armchair Expert” podcast, saying, “No one ever dated anybody.”
The Cruel Summer producer remembered Watson “dating, like, real-life women” after they first began appearing collectively, nothing that she was solely 14 when season 1 started. “There was no chance for us. It was not happening,” Biel added.
Mitchell, for her half, commented on her childhood crush on Watson in a 2016 entry on her Growing Up Hollywood weblog. “I am pretty sure every teenage girl had a crush on Barry, I mean look at him. Jess and I did for a minute. I mean it really isn’t fair that he had better hair,” she wrote on the time.
Watson advised Us on Thursday that he was at all times “busy” working “crazy hours” on the present, a lot in order that he didn’t have a lot time for the rest — together with noticing his teenage costars’ crushes or watching the hit collection. In reality, as the one sibling over the age of 18, he remembered working till “2 o’clock in the morning” with none scene companions.
That work ethic, nevertheless, has confirmed to be factor, as Watson continues to be appearing. His most up-to-date project, Highway to Heaven, premieres on Lifetime subsequent month.
“It’s a fun film and I think it’s something that’s needed right now,” he advised Us of the film, which is impressed by the unique Michael Landon collection by the identical title. “When this came my way, it was sort of a no-brainer for me to jump on board. And on top of that, Jill Scott is playing Angela, [who is] Michael Landon’s character from the original series in this reboot.”
He gushed over his “really great” 49-year-old costar, calling her a “dream” to work with.
Highway to Heaven premieres on Lifetime Saturday, November 6, at 8 p.m. ET.
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi
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