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Nicole Eggert talks her new holiday family film 'The Dog Who Saved Easter'

Today is Easter Sunday, so it's the perfect time for us to mention The Dog Who Saved Easter. The next film in the holiday-themed, pet-friendly series has arrived for the holiday, and BFTV recently had the opportunity to chat with actress Nicole Eggert, who voices the character of Gabrielle. We asked her about the movie and her own Easter plans in this quick interview.

Covert art for 'The Dog Who Saved Easter,' co-starring Nicole Eggert and available now.
Courtesy of Lionsgate

Gabrielle is an important character in the life of the titular pup, Zeus, voiced by Mario Lopez of Extra fame. "I've known Mario since we were very young. I've known him since we were kids," Nicole told us. "Mario is so amazing and so cute. And my character gets to be his love interest!"

Since she was lending her voice to the project and not appearing on camera, she didn't get to test the old Hollywood truism of never working with small children or animals. "I think that's real, but I didn't experience that on this project," she said, but we also found out that she's a dog lover off the clock. "I have dogs at home too. They're adorable."

The Dog Who Saved Easter also stars a handful of familiar faces to anyone who loved 90's television: Elisa Donovan (Sabrina The Teenage Witch), Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven). You can check out the trailer above.

With several other projects in the works, including upcoming ones on Hallmark and Discovery, Nicole is staying busy. But she doesn't let work keep her from spending quality time with her family, especially on a holiday. Asked about her Easter plans, she revealed, "I do Easter egg hunts every year and I'm big on it. I love it. I don't know if my kids believe it's real or not, but I'm all about it."

And it's that love of family and fun that motivates her in everything she does. "Really, truly to me it's all about having fun, having a good time. I do this for my kids," she told us. "And I don't think people realize that. This is really about the kids, it's really about having fun, and that's it."

The Dog Who Saved Easter is now available on DVD and on demand; you can get your copy now by clicking here.

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