Jane Seymour thanks followers after ‘Someplace in Time’ weekend at Mackinac Island’s Grand Lodge

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI – One other “Someplace in Time” weekend is within the books at Mackinac Island’s Grand Lodge, and this one was made additional particular by the film’s star, Jane Seymour, flying in for the fan-favorite occasion.

The packed two-day program was a little bit of a whirlwind. Followers of the 1980 cult basic gathered to see the uncut film, hear film extras and others dish on behind-the-scenes tidbits, and simply take pleasure in all the main points of this time-travel romance that featured Seymour, and the late Christopher Plummer and Christopher Reeve.

It is a weekend when the already-proper Grand Lodge takes an even bigger step again in time – to 1912, the period of the film’s Elise McKenna character performed by Seymour. Friends comply with the theme, carrying floor-sweeping attire, suitcoats with tails and touring with extra ornate hat containers than you possibly can match right into a horse-drawn carriage.

The film was filmed on the island and Grand Lodge has its personal star flip, which is why followers love coming again to the resort to rejoice it.

Seymour as soon as mentioned she thought there was “pixie mud” sprinkled over the movie, and he or she has come to a number of of those themed weekends. “She loves our lodge,” mentioned Grand Lodge Historian Bob Tagatz in a video about Seymour and the movie. “She has a real love for Mackinac Island.”

“The ‘Someplace in Time’ weekend right here at The Grand Lodge was pure magic. It was so great to spend time with all the wonderful individuals who love this particular movie. ⁣ Thanks to everybody who labored tirelessly to make it occur, to those that got here to rejoice, and to all of you for becoming a member of us for the journey. My coronary heart is full!,” Seymour posted on social media after the occasion.

Seymour’s charity, the Open Hearts Basis, struck a chord with followers this yr. A few of her hand-designed scarves and different items have been offered to visitors as a part of a fundraiser for the group, which provides grants to different nonprofits and will get emergency funding to ladies and youngsters in want.

Under are “Someplace in Time” film set pictures shared by Grand Lodge:

Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve on the set of “Someplace in Time.” Picture courtesy of Grand Lodge.

The final time Seymour visited the resort for a “Someplace in Time” weekend was in 2019. In an interview with MLive then, she talked about why the film nonetheless resonates with folks right this moment: “It is simply such a gorgeous, easy and pure film with an exquisite message: that love conquers time,” she mentioned. “That the spirit of somebody you like by no means leaves you, and we’re all the time searching for that – that excellent love.”

Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve, proven right here on the set of “Someplace in Time.” Picture courtesy of Grand Lodge.

In that interview, Seymour talked in regards to the expertise of working with Christopher Reeve on set, and the way they remained very shut till Reeve died in 2004.

That sort of closeness does not occur on many units, and for Seymour, she might solely evaluate it to how she felt about castmates from her long-running collection, “Dr. Quinn, Drugs Lady.”

“Chris and I had a really particular relationship” she mentioned, including that she was additionally near his household. “We actually did love each other. We actually have been there for each other, till we sadly misplaced him.”

Reeve suffered a spinal harm throughout an equestrian occasion in 1995 and was a paraplegic till his loss of life.

Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve on the set of “Someplace in Time.” Picture courtesy of Grand Lodge.

A lot of what they initially bonded over was their filming on Mackinac Island. Reeve was the primary one to return to Mackinac, she mentioned, and he referred to as her after going to one of many weekend occasions. “Jane, we now have to return collectively,” he informed her. They promised themselves that one yr, the 2 of them would return and expertise the enjoyable they first shared on the island. “He mentioned, ‘Oh my God, Jane, you haven’t any concept what has occurred to our little film.’ So we saved planning to return again collectively.”

Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve in costume for “Someplace in Time.” Picture courtesy of Grand Lodge.

However their work schedules are by no means aligned for that to occur. So one yr when Seymour was at Grand Lodge’s festivities, she mentioned she was capable of name Reeve on her cellular phone whereas he was at one in every of his son’s hockey video games. Throughout that decision, she did just a little film Q&A with him in entrance of their followers and shared his responses.


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