This is a fun interview where Sam talks with Kristen Madonado about his new film … and ideas for future Princess Switch films!
I spoke with Sam Palladio about Netflix’s The Princess Switch: Switched Again, including what Prince Edward is up to, his dream doppleganger scenario, that epic Christmas Prince cameo, and theories on The Princess Switch 3.
I have added HQ captures from The Princess Switch: Switched Again to our gallery.
Sam Palladio talked with us about his favourite moments in THE PRINCESS SWITCH: SWITCHED AGAIN, why he loves working with Vanessa Hudgens, his song ‘Under the Tree’ (written with real-life love Cassadee Pope), and he teases THE PRINCESS SWITCH 3.
Netflix has sent out a few new stills which feature Sam as Edward from The Princess Switch: Switched Again.
Sam talks with US Magazine about his new film The Princess Switch: Switched Again.
A different type of holiday romance. The Princess Switch: Switched Again not only introduces a third character, Fiona, played by Vanessa Hudgens, but also does something else a bit different for holiday films: shows a bit of real life.
The last time fans saw Prince Edward (Sam Palladio) and Stacy De Novo (Hudgens), they married in a royal wedding and lived happily ever after. Although the sequel is filled with holiday happiness, it also goes the more realistic route, the Nashville alum, 33, explains during this week’s “Watch With Us” podcast.
“There are smiles and some Christmas cheer and making everything happy after but at the same time, the story moving forward is that relationships aren’t always easy — that even if you’re a prince and a princess, there are pressures and the spotlight and there’s relationship struggles,” he told Us. “Edward’s feeling a little bit on the outside this time. Stacy’s sort of been thrown into this crazy whirlwind.”
Palladio noted that Margaret (also Hudgens) and Kevin (Nick Sagar) are also dealing with “a little uncertainty” in their relationship.
“I kind of appreciate that, in terms of the writing, that we’re not just straight into babies,” he said. “You see a bit more vulnerability and a human side there [from Edward]. He’s your prince charming, but he’s also awkward and a bit weird! He doesn’t quite get it sometimes. So, I get to play into that a little bit. He loves Stacy deeply and he wants to be the best husband he can be.”
The singer — who recorded an original song for the movie — admitted that sometimes things get confusing when filming with Hudgens, 31, since she portrays not two but three characters in the second movie.
“It was tricky. Props to Vanessa! Having to learn three lead characters is pretty crazy, and I’m sure her head was spinning some days,” he told Us, noting that some days filmed for 15 hours. “Also trying to make them different and three differing accents — this one has this inflection and this one does this. Props to her, but it was it was a lot of fun. It was sometimes confusing! We’d be like, ‘Who am I talking to?’ And of course, we were doing green screen stuff as well and split screens and, oh, you’re looking at, like, a tennis ball on the end of a piece of metal. It was like, ’OK, this tennis ball is Fiona? This stunt double here, that’s Margaret? Ok, got it.’ It was a lot of fun!”
As for a third movie, the conversations have already begun, but due to the current state of the world, things are on hold.
Although Palladio said it “would be fun” to have babies in the future story lines, he’s not sure that’s the angle they’re headed.
“I think these movies are about family, love and friendship, and I think a clear [next] step would be something like that,” the Humans alum shared. “I think there’s definitely elements of that that could be really fun, but having read some early drafts and things, there’s also some very unexpected twists and turns.”
The Princess Switch: Switched Again drops on Netflix Thursday, November 19.
The Princess Switch: Switched Again is available to watch now on Netflix. And Sam announced a few days ago that he provided a new song for the soundtrack. You can listen to it now!
The new poster for Sam’s film The Princess Switch: Switched Again has been released and can now be found in our gallery.
It is finally here … only nine more days until the premiere of The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again!
Can Stacy and Margaret pull off ANOTHER switch so Margaret can spend more time with Kevin, just ahead of her of coronation? Or will a new lookalike, party girl Fiona, foil their holiday plans?
Mark your calendar for November 19th! And guess what … there is going to be a third film!
In any other year, news that Vanessa Hudgens will potentially play four lookalike characters in the same Netflix Christmas movie would stun me. But amid 2020, a third movie in the identity-swapping Princess Switch franchise just makes sense. Netflix announced the release date for The Princess Switch: Switched Again, a sequel to the 2018 original film, on Wednesday. The streaming service also confirmed the movies will follow in A Christmas Prince’s footsteps to become a trilogy.
The sequel will drop on Thursday, November 19, one of several holiday films coming from Netflix this year. Hudgens will reprise her dual roles of lookalikes Duchess Margaret Delacourt and baker Stacy DeNovo and add the character of Margaret’s party girl cousin Fiona to her résumé. The movie’s plot is reminiscent of the first, which saw the identical Margaret and Stacy switch places and find love while living out each other’s daily routines. Netflix’s description of the sequel reads:
When Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with Kevin, it’s up to her double Stacy to save the day before a new lookalike, party girl Fiona, foils their plans.
Sam Palladio (Nashville) and Nick Sagar (Shadowhunters) are returning as the franchise’s love interests Edward and Kevin, respectively. This will be the third year in a row that Hudgens has headlined a Netflix holiday film, following 2018’s The Princess Switch and last year’s The Knight Before Christmas. Production on the untitled third Princess Switch movie will begin in Scotland later this year and air in 2021, per Entertainment Tonight.
For those keeping track at home (just me?), this news means Hudgens will have been in as many Princess Switch movies as High School Musical releases. A new era is upon us.
Netflix has released the first image featuring Sam as Princess Edward in the sequel to The Princess Switch. Who else is excited for this new film?!?!?