An actual-life slender escape! Tim Rozon had the time of his life filming the Love in Wolf Creek sequel, Christmas in Wolf Creek — however the actor had a harrowing shut name together with his well being alongside the way in which.
“I nearly died making Christmas in Wolf Creek,” Rozon, 46, completely advised Us Weekly. “My appendix exploded and I didn’t even know what an appendix was. I didn’t do something as a result of I’m a man and I simply tried to sleep for like 36 hours after which lastly I went to the emergency room and had surgical procedure they usually saved my life.”
The Canada native, who portrays Austin Spencer in each films, revealed that he had two days left of filming the romantic drama earlier than issues went awry — and credited the crew for getting him via the scary incident.
“We completed the film as a result of the [crew is] wonderful. So it was a Christmas miracle all the way in which round,” he gushed to Us of his on-set expertise.
Regardless of the well being scare, the Schitt’s Creek alum completely loved returning for the sequel. After Love in Wolf Creek adopted Austin and Samantha (Nola Martin) as they tried to protect a wildlife conservation middle whereas falling in love, Christmas in Wolf Creek reunites the pair as they save Christmas for the city, a misplaced reindeer — and one another.
Each movies focus closely on the conservation of nature — one thing Rozon associated to after portraying Doc Holliday on Syfy’s Wynonna Earp for six years from 2016 to 2021.
“I like the rancher side of the film. I performed a cowboy for 4 years on Wynonna Earp, so I used to be very excited to get again and play a rancher and simply get a cowboy hat,” he advised Us of stepping again into Austin’s boots. “Taking part in with the animals for certain was the perfect.”
Not like most vacation flicks, nonetheless, Wolf Creek maintains a heavy authenticity by really filming in North Canada, which suggests actual snow and actual chilly.
“It actually helps that we were out in the elements,” he shared. “All [the] snow [is] actual. And there’s seven toes of snow [in] some locations. You’d assume we’re on a distinct planet. It was simply actually enjoyable to be with good folks and within the components. And to be sincere, when it’s snowing it’s not that chilly. That’s the key. It snowed loads, so it seems chilly, however it’s bearable. It’s when there’s no snow, that’s when it’s a chilly secret.”
As an equestrian himself — Rozon and his spouse, Linzey Rozon, own horses on their ranch — the Montreal native was a fan of working so carefully with the animals of the movie. Nothing fairly in contrast, nonetheless, to leaping again into work with Martin after the pair hit it off in Love in Wolf Creek.
“She’s only a good particular person. She’s the identical as me truthfully. She’s a tough employee and we’re each blissful to have our jobs,” he gushed to Us of his scene companion. “We all know how fortunate we’re to be actors and to be actors in a very good film with a very good script and a very good director. We don’t take it without any consideration. We just had a great time together. … She’s superior. I can’t say sufficient good issues about her.”
Amicable costars are particularly essential when the job finally ends up touchdown its lead actor within the hospital. “When you’ve received to spend your time away from your loved ones nearly dying, it’s good to do with good folks,” Rozon quipped.
Filming Wolf Creek could have been one of many “[most fun] experiences of the 12 months” for the Newbie’s Luck star, however Rozon stated viewers ought to tune in to the festive rom-com so they can be reminded of the “power” of Christmas.
“It’s about forgiveness. I feel that’s sort of the cool factor about Christmas, there’s this particular factor that occurs the place folks sort of make amends of their lives or they forgive slightly simpler than they’d all through the remainder of the 12 months,” he defined. “And that’s what I like about [it].”
Unlike a vacation romance that follows two folks discovering one another, Wolf Creek is about a couple that is dealing with “where they are in their life” and “the place they need issues to go,” he added.
“They know they care about one another deeply,” he stated. “They don’t actually know the best way to categorical it, however one thing occurs within the film, I gained’t say what, and it will get them to work collectively and are available collectively they usually understand that love wins. I imply it’s cliche, however Christmas has this energy man. And I adore it.”
As for if followers will see Austin and Sam reunite on the small display once more, Rozon stated, “I actually hope so.”
Christmas in Wolf Creek premieres on UPtv Sunday, December 25, at 7 p.m. ET.