What ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Fans Are Saying About Ree Drummond Acting on ‘Candy Coated Christmas’ Movie

Ree Drummond is making her acting debut in a discovery+ movie called Candy Coated Christmas. The Pioneer Woman star portrays a baker who is not too far stretched from reality. Fans have been getting into the holiday spirit and have started watching Drummond on screen and have many thoughts.

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What is ‘Candy Coated Christmas’ about?

Drummond is one of the beloved stars on Food Network and it was a no-brainer casting her in a Christmas-themed movie. Kathleen Finch, Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer, at Discovery Inc. said in a press release that “nearly 60 million viewers watched Food Network between Halloween and New Year’s Day.” This is the major reason that Discovery is now getting into the holiday movie business.

Candy Coated Christmas also stars Molly McCook, Aaron O’Connell, Jae Suh Park, John McCook, Lee Garlington, Landry Townsend, among others.

Drummond plays Bee, owner of Bee’s Bakery, who befriends Molly when she arrives at Peppermint Hollow, the Peppermint Capital of the world.

The movie is now streaming on the discovery+ service.

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What are fans saying about Ree Drummond’s acting?

Drummond’s work as an actor is now out in the open for everyone to see. After the debut of Candy Coated Christmas, many fans have taken to Drummond’s Instagram profile to leave their thoughts on her acting. The reviews are positive with most of them supporting the celebrity chef in this new endeavor.

“It was adorable and you did an awesome job Ree!” a fan replied.

“Watched it! You were a natural! The real star of the show!” a follower added.

“Watched it this morning on discovery plus. Loved it,” an Instagram user said.

“This is great…. Just when you thought you have hit it big… you HIT IT REAL BIG!!!! So proud of you!!!” another fan mentioned.

“Just watched Ree!!! Loved it, of course, I’m a Sucker for a good family wins, love story!! You did great!! Please send brownie bites!!!” another follower commented.

“Just saw the movie. It was so cute! You were great!” another Instagram user said.

Ree Drummond smiles
Ree Drummond | Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

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Ree Drummond was nervous about acting

The Pioneer Woman star is used to being in front of a camera, but she’s used to playing herself. On Candy Coated Christmas, Drummond plays a fictional character and has to follow a script. It was back in August when the Food Network star opened up about making her acting debut in a film.

“Look at those tightly locked knees — I was certain I was gonna wind up fainting like those bridesmaids/groomsmen we used to see fall over on America’s Funniest Home Videos,” Drummond said in an Instagram post where she shared photos from the movie set.

Drummond continued, “I was nervous filming this movie because I am not an actor, and being on a movie set in Utah was a whole different experience than filming a cooking show in my own kitchen. Fortunately, once a woman hits her fifties, the possibility of embarrassing herself really doesn’t keep her from doing anything in life.”

And that’s the reason why fans love The Pioneer Woman because she always takes risks and is not afraid of poking fun of herself either.