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Kendrick Sampson explains why "it was dope" working with 'Vampire Diaries' co-star Kat Graham in Hallmark's 'Fashionably Yours'

Written by on April 9, 2020

Photographer: Justin VaseurKendrick Sampson stars opposite Kat Graham in the Hallmark Channel romantic comedy Fashionably Yours.

In the film, Graham plays Lauren, a woman constantly passed over for a promotion at a fashion magazine, who decides to leave the big city for her hometown of Seattle. There, she meets Kendrick’s character Rob, who manages to sweep her off her feet.

Sampson, who starred with Graham on The CW series Vampire Diaries, tells ABC Audio that working with Graham on the “beautiful story” was sort of like an overdue work reunion.

“I got to work with Kat, who I love to death, and she’s a good buddy of mine,” he says. “So, yeah…We got to pick up where we kind of left off in Vampire Diaries working together. We haven’t worked together since then. So, it was dope.”

Sampson also notes that playing opposite Graham was a big help when it came time to channel his character Rob.

“Part of the reason I didn’t have to dig too deep was because I was working with Kat,” Sampson says. “So the chemistry was there, the long term relationship, you know, in terms of how long we’ve known each other and such were there.”

However, Sampson says that even though he “liked the way [the film] was written” and found it “fun to connect,” he can jokingly admit that Fashionably Yours isn’t his type of film.

“But um, am I usually a romantic comedy guy? No,” he answers.  “It’s not going to be the first thing that I pick to watch.”

Fashionably Yours, also starring Sheryl Lee Ralph, premieres Saturday, April 11 at 9 p.m. ET on the Hallmark Channel.

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