Ryan Paevey to Take Acting Break, Says There Is ‘No Word’ of Upcoming Hallmark Channel Movies

Hallmark Channel’s TV-movie lineup might be missing a familiar face this year.

Actor Ryan Paevey, who has starred in more than a dozen films at the cable network, shared on social media that he plans to step away from acting during 2024, with no plans to reteam with Hallmark at the moment.

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“Sadly no word of a [Hallmark] film,” Paevey told fans in an X post on Tuesday. “I may take 2024 off from filming, unless the project is with friends. The last 8 months of life in this industry have left a pretty bitter taste in my mouth, and I need some time away from a world so full of fake friends and empty promises. I’m weary…”

Paevey later reassured disappointed followers that he has “much to be grateful for” and will “figure out a way to stay afloat without acting income,” though he didn’t rule out the possibility of returning to Hallmark Channel for future projects.

“I’d like to think the powers that be know I’d happily do another film if they wanted me to,” he said. “But I don’t know anymore… so I’m just gonna do life, and make plans, and work… and whatever happens happens.”

TVLine has reached out to Hallmark Channel for comment on Paevey’s remarks.

Paevey, who is also known for his work as Nathan West on ABC’s General Hospital, most recently starred in the Hallmark flicks Fourth Down and Love and Under the Christmas Sky in 2023. Previous titles include Harvest Love, Hope at Christmas, From Friend to Fiancé, Coyote Creek Christmas and the network’s Pride & Prejudice-inspired Unleashing Mr. Darcy and Marrying Mr. Darcy.

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