Geoff Gustafson – Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Road Less Traveled
By: Lisa Steinberg
Q) What are the recent projects that you are working on?
A) I just finished working on another Hallmark movie called Darrow & Darrow 2: His Sister’s Keeper with Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Tom Cavanagh. So much fun and welcoming. The crew was mostly crew from Signed, Sealed, Delivered so I felt very much at home.
Q) What is new in Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Road Less Traveled and with your character?
A) Road trip!!!! We are out of the office in our new camper van. It’s all fun and games until Norman has to learn to drive.
Q) How was the character originally described to you?
A) Norman started as a timid, slightly panicked introvert who loves stamps and other collectable hobbies.
Q) What keeps challenging you about this character?
A) His growth. Norman started as a slightly hobbit-like fellow who finds it difficult to tell his story and feel welcome. Oliver (Eric Mabius) helped him find his purpose in the DLO. I’ve always felt that at his core he loves unconditionally and freely, but struggles to understand what there is to love about himself. Rita (Crystal Lowe) helps him find his courage and shed some of his self-doubt.
Q) With such a great cast, you have to have some fun behind the scenes stories. What are some you can share with us?
A) There are tons! We are a pretty fun bunch. Kristin [Booth] and Crystal are super close so they like making fun of Eric and I because we can get goofy from long days of repeating scenes over and over. We love organizing food trucks for set so we’ve had ice cream trucks, coffee trucks, crepe trucks, etc. Dance parties in the makeup/hair truck.
Q) Who are some of the guest stars you can tease for this installment?
A) We have some recurring characters, including Norman’s nemesis. And we are so lucky to have Jamie-Lynn Sigler join us. She was wonderful.
Q) What do you think it is about Signed, Sealed, Delivered that has made it such a fan favorite film franchise?
A) Signed, Sealed, Delivered is creative and funny, but above all it truly helps set the Hallmark standard of family entertainment. Everyone can watch it and share in its stories.
Q) You are a part of social media. Do you enjoy the instant fan feedback you receive to episodes from POstables?
A) Yikes. I am terrible at social media. But that being said, our POstables are so incredibly supportive. It is so inspiring to see their instant feedback, questions, compliments, etc. Plus, they send me cards and gifts so I’m really spoiled by them. I think it’s safe to say that we, the cast, are so grateful for our fans support and encouragement. We are truly lucky to have them.
Q) What would you like to say to everyone who is a fan and supporter of you and your work?
A) Thank you. It didn’t ever really occur to me that part of the benefit of getting to do what I love could be even more fulfilling because of the fans and their encouragement. It is a privilege to perform for you.