‘Her Pen Pal’: Was the New Hallmark Movie Filmed in Paris?

Galavant stars Mallory Jansen and Joshua Sasse are reuniting. The pair star in the new Hallmark Channel movie Her Pen Pal, about a wedding planner who reconnects with her childhood pen pal during a trip to Paris. It airs June 19 as part of the network’s “Summer Nights” programming event

‘Her Pen Pal’ was filmed in France

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In Her Pen Pal, Jansen plays an elite wedding planner named Victoria with a tight-knit circle of friends. Victoria’s best friend is planning a destination wedding in Paris, and Victoria is looking forward to being the maid of honor. But things get a little uncomfortable when Victoria’s ex, who is also the best man, announces he’s planning on bringing a date to the wedding. 

Shocked and hurt by her ex’s move, Victoria ends up reconnecting with Jacques (Sasse), her pen pal from her childhood. As Jacques and Victoria explore the City of Lights together, it’s clear that the pair’s childhood crush is turning into something more meaningful. 

Naturally, Her Pen Pal was filmed in Paris, France, and the movie’s trailer featuring shots of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine. “Paris is always a good idea,” Jansen’s character says in the preview. 

Mallory Jansen shared an update from the ‘Her Pen Pal’ set in Paris

Joshua Sasse and Mallory Jansen standing in front of food stalls in Paris in 'Her Pen Pal'
Joshua Sasse and Mallory Jansen in Her Pen Pal | ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kim de Souzy

On Instagram in early May, Jansen shared several photos of the cast and crew hard at work on the movie in France, including a shot of herself in front of the Eiffel Tower and a group shot in front of the Arc de Triomphe. 

Sasse also shared a behind-the-scenes look at the movie on his Instagram, posting a black-and-white photo of himself and Jansen in front of the famous arch. 

“This photo perfectly encapsulates my experience on Her Pen Pal. Nothing but joy, joy, joy. Thank you to everyone that worked on [this] beautiful production,” he wrote. 

Joshua Sasse talks about reuniting with his ‘Galavant’ co-star

Joshua Sasse in front of the Arc de Triomphe in 'Her Pen Pal'
Joshua Sasse in Her Pen Pal | ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kim de Souzy

In another Instagram post, Sasse reflected on getting the chance to reunite with his Galavant co-star Jansen. (The show aired for two seasons from 2015 to 2016.) 

“[F]or all those @galavantabc fans out there I think you’re in for a treat with this one, what a blessing to work with you again my dear @mallory_jansen – I couldn’t have imagined filming in Paris with anyone else. What a dream,” he wrote. 

In the ABC series Galavant, Sasse played the title character, a knight who was in love with Jansen’s Queen Madalena. The show’s loyal fans were thrilled to learn the two would be reuniting in the new Hallmark movie, with many sharing their excitement in comments on Sasse’s Instagram posts. 

“Yes! Gal and Madalena back together,” one wrote. “Love it!”

Her Pen Pal airs Saturday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel. 

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