The Truth About Ree Drummond's Acting Career

Ree Drummond is one of the most famous celebrity chefs in the game. The 52-year-old began building a name for herself in 2006 when she launched her wildly popular blog The Pioneer Woman, which features many delicious recipes and tidbits about life on a ranch (via Biography). The Southern chef wrote a few successful books and parlayed her success into her own television series on the Food Network. In 2011, Drummond launched her award-winning cooking show, which is still teaching home cooks around the country how to make her best dishes.

After over a decade of starring as herself on camera, Drummond has decided to try her hand at a scripted project. According to Variety, the "Frontier Follies: Adventures in Marriage and Motherhood" author is set to star in the Food Network's very first scripted film, "Candy Coated Christmas." Here's everything we know about the Pioneer Woman's highly-anticipated acting debut.

Rae Drummond's the next big holiday star

Ree Drummond is helping to usher in a new era for the Food Network (via New York Post). Kathleen Finch, the chief lifestyle brands officer for Discovery, revealed that the network has wanted to enter the holiday films sphere for a while. She said, "It's been a dream of ours to do this for a long time." "Candy Coated Christmas" is set to stream on Discovery+ and will tell the story of an aspiring entrepreneur who is forced to abandon her business plans because of unexpected circumstances. The young woman is forced to return to her mother's home, where she meets the local village baker, played by Drummond.

This role was written specifically for Drummond and is crafted to enhance her cheery persona and highlight her impressive cooking skills. Finch said, "Ree is the epitome of a female-skewing Food Network talent. We put her and all these fun ideas into a pot and came up with this fun idea." Drummond is equally excited about the project. She told Variety, "Candy Coated Christmas' was so much fun to be part of; it had all the magical elements that make holiday movies so special. Any initial nerves I felt about joining this project completely melted away when I stepped into the sweet, charming world of Peppermint Hollow."