The Skill Luke Macfarlane Learned From Starring In Hallmark Movies

True fans of Luke Macfarlane and his prolific Hallmark career were thrilled to see the actor catapulted to the mainstream in 2022. As one of the leading actors in the LGBTQ rom-com"Bros," Macfarlane reached new Hollywood heights in his acting career. The Julliard-trained actor — who learned alongside Jessica Chastain — had an anti-climatic start to his career. But eventually, Hallmark snatched Macfarlane and enlisted him as one of their regular stars in their holiday films. Twenty years after graduating from Julliard, Macfarlane is blazing into another stage of his career.

While Macfarlane learned many tricks of the acting trade during his years at Julliard, he has shared that one skill he has picked up came from another string of experiences. His long list of Hallmark films has made him an expert when it comes to charm. And though fans worry Macfarlane may be the next star to leave Hallmark, he is sure to keep his expertise.

Luke Macfarlane credits Hallmark for 'flirting lessons'

Oh, how we all wished for a masterclass in flirting when we were young. Actor Luke Macfarlane perfected the art of charm on the small screen during his tenure as a Hallmark star. While his future with Hallmark is uncertain, his past experiences with the network seem to have contributed to his ability to steal hearts with just a few glances.

Playing up the chemistry between characters proved to be one of the things Macfarlane appreciated about his Hallmark roles. "One thing that I really enjoyed about making Hallmark movies is it's really fun to flirt," he told Los Angeles Times. That ability to charm is clear when witnessing Macfarlane's first interactions with a love interest. "It's fun to play that energy on camera, where relationships are at their best in those early times," he said, per the Los Angeles Times. "I guess Hallmark has given me a lot of flirting lessons."

Will Luke Macfarlane continue starring and stealing hearts in Hallmark movies?

Fans and filmmakers alike are wondering what Luke Macfarlane is planning to do next. Director of "Bros" Nicholas Stoller told Vanity Fair he was shocked that Macfarlane had not already become an A-list celebrity when he auditioned. "I had this feeling when Luke walked in, and then when he auditioned, of, 'Why isn't this guy a mega movie star?'... I didn't understand how I didn't know who this person was until that moment. It didn't make any sense." (Stoller apparently hadn't been keeping up with his Hallmark movies.)

In the same interview with the Los Angeles Times that revealed his "flirting lessons" at Hallmark, Macfarlane hinted that he may soon run out of stories to tell with the network. "They've been very good to me, but I think I've told my story for now with those folks," Macfarlane said. "I mean, how many firefighters can I play?" While we wait to see where Macfarlane's career takes him, we are sure he will be as charming as ever on both the big and small screen.