Sweet Magnolias star Chris Klein has nothing but praise for his co-stars on the Netflix show (Picture: ELIZA MORSE/NETFLIX)
Chris Klein has praised his Sweey Magnolias co-star Jamie Lynn Spears.
The pair play a couple on the new Netflix drama, but the story is just a little bit more complicated than what some might expect.
Sweet Magnolias – which is based on the popular Sherryl Wood’s book series of the same name – see Chris plays paediatrician Bill Townsend in the middle of his divorce from wife Maddie (JoAnna Garcia Swisher).
The father-of-three isn’t exactly the most loved man in town because he’s also engaged to his pregnant mistress (Jamie Lynn Spears). Awkward much?
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk, the actor had nothing but praise for the former Nickelodeon star.
He stated: ‘Jamie Lynn is an awesome person and she is awesome in this show.
The actor stars alongside Jamie Lynn Spears (Picture: ELIZA MORSE/NETFLIX)
‘She had a very challenging role to play because her and I are playing characters in the same boat. The viewer is trying to decide if we are bad or did we just fall in love. She did a great job.’
In fact, he had nothing but praise for all the women involved in the show.
He continued: ‘The show is from the mind of Sheryl J. Anderson and there are so many great talent.
He stars as the ex-husband of JoAnna Garcia Swisher’s character (Picture: NETFLIX)
‘Golly, the women on the show – JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott and Heather Headley – they are godly. They’re just phenomenal.’
The American Pie star continued: ‘All of these talented people coming together in a very ensemble. It felt very family-oriented and it was a special experience.
‘I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of a few very strong ensembles. And it’s the special ones that provide a wonderful experience that you’re going to treasure personally.’
He added: ‘I think that what we experience is actually catching on with the audience, which is incredibly exciting for us.’
After 20 years in the business, the actor told us he’s loving the chance to still take part in such special projects.
The Flash star stated: ‘There’s an old quote by the film producer Samuel Goldwyn that I tell myself, “The harder I work, the luckier I get”. I’ve definitely felt like that during my career.’
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While Chris loves being able to tackle more complex characters in his recent projects, he jokes that it might be a bit of a shock for some of his fans.
Sweet Magnolias is available to stream on Netflix.
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