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Seymour Bonds With ‘Lake Effects’ Cast

24 Aug, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey

Jane Seymour (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) looks at the film Lake Effects and sees a rare combination of hilarity, heart and intrigue.

“It teaches us a lesson of the world, that it’s what’s underneath that counts,” the 61-year-old actress said. “It’s something that can be watched with a generation of an entire family.”

Lake Effects, out now from Anchor Bay Entertainment, follows two sisters (played by Scottie Thomson and Madeline Zima) from a lakeside town who take diverging life paths, brought back together by the death of their father. And along with their mother (Seymour), they have one odd encounter with locals after another, all the while searching for a mysterious lake monster.

It’s a fun, strange film, one with “a uniquely great cast,” Seymour said, pointing to Casper Van Dien and Sean Patrick Flanery.

“I really bonded with the two girls,” she said. “I almost became like their mom. We had deep conversations about life and love, and it comes across in the movie.”

Shot in the Smith Mountain Lake Community in Virginia, the film includes locals as extras, and the people living there “contributed financially, drove us around, let us use their homes,” Seymour said.

For the DVD, Anchor Bay includes an extended version of the film, which first premiered as a Hallmark Movie Channel Original. There’s also a making-of featurette and deleted scenes.

“It’s wonderful with DVD because you can enjoy the movie at the pace it’s at, but see what was cut when you’re done,” Seymour said.

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