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Alison Sweeney Shares What It Was Like for Son, 18, to Work on Her Latest Hallmark Movie Set (Exclusive)

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Alison Sweeney‘s son is all grown up!

The actress, 47, tells PEOPLE that the making of her newest Hallmark movie, A Zest for Demise: A Hannah Swensen Thriller, was further particular as a result of she started working with son Ben, 18, who served in plenty of totally different roles as he obtained a hands-on lesson in movie manufacturing.

“As a guardian, I at all times try to show my youngsters new life expertise. There are such a lot of totally different profession alternatives out there at present that I really like when alternatives enable Ben to know all of the choices out there to them,” she says, noting the identical is true for daughter Megan, 14, whom she additionally shares with husband David Sanov.

“Ben is such a conscientious employee. He has a part-time job throughout the faculty 12 months and he thrives with the accountability,” the proud mother raves. “From being on set, he is developed a brand new understanding and appreciation of digital camera operations, which has been enjoyable to observe him discover.”

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Alison Sweeney and son Ben on set.


Explaining his function, Ben tells PEOPLE, “I had a rotating internship. One among my roles on set was serving to out the props division. One other was an assistant to the digital camera operator. I realized rather a lot concerning the dynamics of a set and the way the crew works collectively.”

Ben agrees together with his mother that he most loved “working with the digital camera.”

“Studying concerning the mechanics of the digital camera and the way it works is fascinating. I additionally loved studying concerning the focus and the zoom and the way they work with one another by manipulating how mild enters the lens,” he shares.

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Alison Sweeney and son Ben on set.


Ben says that his mother was in a position to provide “some perception” throughout his time working with the props division.

“My mother gave me some perception into the extent of element that I want to concentrate to. I believed she simply needed me to carry her issues for her, however my mother instructed me the significance of holding actors’ props for them so that they hold a crucial prop from getting misplaced,” Ben says.

“Whereas it was typically nerve-wracking, I’d like to work on one other movie set. It was a brand new and unforgettable life expertise to see what it’s prefer to carry out a full-time job.”

For Sweeney, she hopes that the expertise leaves an enduring impression on her son as he enters the skilled world.

“With each expertise, I hope my youngsters take away extra confidence in themselves to thrive in any dynamic and a larger understanding of the laborious work that goes into each job,” she says. “I at all times love having my youngsters with me at work and once they higher perceive the roles of crew, it makes the time much more attention-grabbing and enjoyable for them.”

A Zest for Demise: A Hannah Swensen Thriller premieres Friday, Oct. 6 at 9:00 p.m./8:00 p.m. C as a part of Hallmark Films & Mysteries.

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