“When Calls the Heart” Might Feature Lori Loughlin in the New Season

Two seasons ago, in When Calls the Heart, the mayor of Hope Valley fled town to take care of her mother, due to her poor health. This happened in the wake of the college admissions scandal involving actress Lori Loughlin. Even though she was absent, Abigail has been present in the show. Bill is running Abigail’s Cafe, but everything else she built remains.

Lori Loughlin playing Abigail in the series "When Calls the Heart" Will Abigail Return to “When Calls the Heart?”

There have been moments throughout the past couple of seasons when fans have questioned whether Abigail would return, and now fans are turning to Erin Krakow and her latest Instagram posts for answers.

When season 9 was being filmed, Erin posted a photo to her Instagram of Abigail’s Cafe that included Abigail’s late husband’s painting. The caption was a pie emoji, which still brings up many questions regarding the true meaning. However, it’s safe to assume that fans are convinced that the post was intentional. They have concluded that Abigail will return to pie baking in her own cafe.

Sending Lori Love

Aside from Erin’s post of Abigail’s Cafe from When Calls the Heart, she also posted a birthday tribute to Lori a few days later. She referred to Lori as her dear friend and co-star. While some joined in and wished Lori a happy birthday, others took to the comments to share their wishes of bringing Abigail back home to Hope Valley.

Lori Loughlin in a scene from When Calls the Heart

Other members of the When Calls the Heart cast also shared their heartfelt messages, and these included Pascale Hutton, Andrea Brooks, and Martin Cummings. Abigail’s return to the series has been on the mind of the cast and crew. Erin has stated in the past, just before season 8, that she thinks Lori would be welcomed back with open arms. Brian Bird, the show’s creator, even stated that he believed Hope Valley was a place that allowed second chances, which should apply to Lori.

What Meryl Streep Has to Say About Her Role as Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins was a popular American socialite and amateur soprano singer who was widely mocked for her lack of talent and flamboyant performance costumes. She is also a woman with a bold dream and an unstoppable spirit. Played by Meryl Streep (as Florence) and Hugh Grant (as her husband), Florence Foster Jenkins heartwarming and humorous movie that virtually anyone can enjoy. What does Meryl think of her performance? Let’s see!

Meryl Streep as Florence
What Meryl Streep Has to Say About Her Role as Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl First Heard About Florence in Drama School

When she was in college, Meryl performed in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. During a lunch break, she overheard some of the musicians play a Florence tape. “Any drama and music student has heard of Florence,” Meryl said.

When asked if she thought Florence was delusional or exceptionally courageous, Meryl Streep said the answer lies somewhere in the middle. Florence’s allure comes from her joy at pursuing a dream with a childlike determination without caring about what the adults would say. That’s something precious and quite rare.

Florence Came From Money, but She Was a Very Generous Woman

 Florence Foster Jenkins
What Meryl Streep Has to Say About Her Role as Florence Foster Jenkins

In a time when women either inherited or married into money, Florence was part of the lucky bunch. She joined 60 clubs in New York and moved her way up the social hierarchy. Meryl says she was incredibly generous, donating to multiple charities, primarily dedicated to arts.

Meryl Streep Says it’s Actually Easy to Sing Badly

When asked if she struggled to sing off-key and rather badly, she laughed. “To sing badly is surprisingly easy.” What’s more, Meryl claims she doesn’t even know how her own voice sounds considering that whenever she has to sing in films, it’s always in character — be it a witch or a rockstar. To Meryl Streep, Florence was actually pretty close to being an okay singer, and that is probably why she had audiences glued to watch her perform. They hoped she might actually get better at it.