To celebrate this special American holiday with our Thanksgiving special, starring Prue Leith on the digital cover, HELLO! spoke to Kung Fu's JB Tadena, The Sex Lives of College Girls' Colton Tran, and Jenny Cooper from Virgin River, and more who shared what they are thankful for this year...
One Chicago cast
Hanako Greensmith spoke to the cast for HELLO!, with David Eigenberg sharing how he was grateful for "clean underwear, and love - the world would be a crappy place without love", and LaRoyce Hawkins thankful for "longevity and having passion and fire to keep the light alive."
Kat McNamara, actress, CW’s Walker: Independence
"I would say family; my family on set, my found family, my family back home - all of whom I am forever grateful for and are forever valuable in a way that I cannot even put into words.
"In the nomadic life that I live, the people that are always there, whether it’s a good day or a bad day, are the ones that make life worthwhile. I’m so grateful that from Shadowhunters to Arrow to Walker: Independence to my personal life, I am surrounded by incredible, creative, caring people that make every day an absolute joy."
JB Tadena, actor, CW’s Kung Fu
"I’m thankful to have a job I love with people that I love.
"But I’m also thankful that there are those who exist that still wanna do the right thing no matter how hard it can be."
Jenny Cooper, actress, Virgin River
"This year, I am most thankful for my close network of family and friends who I always know I can count on (and who can count on me!) through all of life's ups and downs.
"As my father used to say, 'Without the downs, the ups would have no meaning.'
Román Zaragoza, actor, Ghosts
"I am thankful for my amazing family and friends. I feel so lucky to have such a supportive group of people I can always go to.
"It's been a wild year full of transitions and changes, but I am so grateful I had my loving friends and family there with me along the way."
Tristen J. Winger, actor, So Help Me Todd
"This has been a year of elevation and growth for me. In addition to being thankful for that, I’m also grateful for my family and other loved ones for supporting me throughout the ebbs and flows of my career.
"I am here because of their foundation of love, and I am thankful!"
Colton Tran, actor, The Sex Lives of College Girls
"I am thankful for my health & my family away from home.
"Especially after these past several years, it's not taken for granted."
Micaela Wittman, actress, Netflix’s Shirley
"This year, I'm thankful to have proven to myself that my dreams actually DO come true when I genuinely and wholeheartedly believe in them."
Rachel Kamath, actress, AppleTV+’s Shantaram
"I’m thankful for good friends who live overseas because I get to travel to new places without any research."
Todd Stashwick, actor, 12 Monkeys
"It sounds cliche but I’m truly thankful for friends and family, I’m always humbled by their thoughtfulness and support.
"This year I’ve taken some trips and spent quality down time with them, getting away from work, away from LA, playing games, seeing shows, having a meal. The best kind of exhale."
Djouliet Amara, actress, AppleTV+'s The Big Door Prize
"This year, I’m thankful for my family! I’m thankful for impromptu calls from my dad at just the right moment every time.
"I’m thankful for adventure and joy and love. Happy holidays!"
Michael Maize, actor, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin
"I am deeply thankful that I wake up every day and get to pursue my dreams.
"There can be rough patches and challenges along the road in the life of an artist, but I am fortunate to be able to pursue this road with vital, perseverant vigor!"
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