Well, I’m back! Couldn’t stay away, even if I tried. 🙂 But this is an important post; it’s a special #MeetYouMonday. I found out a few days ago that tomorrow is Kevin McGarry’s birthday. Even though we haven’t officially seen Mountie Nate on our TV screens, we hopefully will sooner rather than later, and he deserves a proper #Hearties birthday celebration. And birthdays #HookedHeartie style get a #MeetYouMonday introduction! Now unfortunately, I don’t know a whole lot about the man besides the facts that he is VERY attractive, and he’s a great actor. But I’ll tell you what I found out.

Kevin was born in Ontario, Canada in 1985, so he’ll be 34 tomorrow. He’s a whopping 6’3”, so it’s up in the air as to whether or not my husband could take him. 😉 He studied Creative Writing at George Brown College, emphasizing in Screen Writing. Gossip says he’s dating a lovely lady named Alexandra (Alex) Herzog, an actress and a dancer, and the two look very cute together. But I can’t verify it.

Something I definitely CAN verify, (because I heard it from his own mouth,) is he really can ride a horse. He actually can ride pretty well. How did he learn? On “Heartland”! If you’re a fan of that show, you know he plays Mitch, who is a cowboy through and through. He admits to lying in the audition process, saying, “Of course I can ride!” But he couldn’t. He learned fast, though, because “Heartland” is centered on horses. But that put him in a great position for taking the role of a Mountie.

As far as how he’s enjoying the show, that’s a little trickier to find out, but I’ve heard a few things. Apparently the cast was very welcoming, and he was glad that he came on with Chris and Kayla, because coming on was a little “intimidating”. But speaking of “intimidating”, it sounds as though he becomes so in his costume. He commented that putting on the red serge “makes you stand up straighter”. He also likes the amount of detail that goes into the set.

He’s also very relieved at the majority of the #Hearties reaction. He’s very glad that so many have reached out to him favorably, and he hopes Nathan “brings joy to them” since “the town needs a new Mountie”. I can only imagine the nerves he must have endured knowing he was coming on to replace such a beIoved character. Breathe, Kevin, breathe! We’re all anxious to meet Constable Grant. We were so disappointed it couldn’t happen this week, but hopefully it will happen soon. And happy birthday tomorrow!

Well, everyone, that’s it for me. This is Hooked Heartie, signing off! And I think we need this last part more than ever. May your heart let your hope blossom!

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