Joely Fisher raises green kids, stars in 'Cupid'
Hallmark Channel Valentine's Day movie has a matchmaking theme.
Wed, Feb 08 2012 at 4:03 PM
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A hybrid car driver and the mother of three daughters, Joey Fisher teaches them "the basic things, unplugging and turning off and recycling and all that, and they're really good about it," she says, noting that the eldest, 10-year-old Skylar, "does all the cans and bottles. All their schools are paperless now," she adds. "It's starting to be a more conscious world, which I think is a good thing."
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Fisher stars in the Hallmark Channel romantic comedy "Cupid," playing a workaholic talk show host who finds her way to Mr. Right after a love expert (Jamie Kennedy) points out her relationship shortcomings and then challenges her to play matchmaker — something Fisher has done in real life. "My sister is now married to someone who was married to a friend of mine from high school," she says, explaining that when his first marriage ended, she suggested that he and Tricia go out.
As on most Valentine's Days in recent memory, Fisher will be celebrating with her family, helping the girls with "cutting out paper and making collages," she says, noting that her 3-year-old Olivia's pre-school has banned store-bought Valentines. "You have to make them and everyone has to have one. But I think that's good."
Fisher is currently developing a half-hour comedy series based on her life, and a film project with the director she worked with on her Lifetime series "Wild Card." Meanwhile, her Fox series "'Til Death" is now widely available in syndication. "Fox moved it around so much, nobody could find it for four years and now they can," she notes. "Cupid" premieres on Hallmark Channel on Feb. 11.