Having spent the bulk of his career as a soap star — most recently on AS THE WORLD TURNS as Craig — Jon Lindstrom has had his share of smokin’ hot female love interests. However, in his new romantic comedy, What Happens Next — releasing on Netflix and DVD on Tuesday, February 7 — Lindstrom is getting an adorable leading man! “I’m very, very proud of this movie,” he offers of the picture that explores a gay relationship. “I think it’s a little comic gem and given the political atmosphere out there, I think it was brave to make it.”
In this film festival favorite, Lindstrom plays Paul Grecco, a recently retired, straight billionaire and socialite who finds himself at loose ends until his worried sister (HOT IN CLEVELAND’s Wendie Malick) gives him a puppy. “While walking the dog in the park, he meets a young man [Andy, a gay advertising wiz], and they start to develop a friendship,” Lindstrom previews. “Paul finds out things about himself that he’d never really considered.”
As the new friends explore the distinction between contentment and happiness, they also face complications presented by their ill-informed family members, including Andy’s sister, Roz, — played by ALL MY CHILDREN’s Natalia Cigliuti (Anita) — and their well-meaning advisors. “Megan Hilty (SMASH) has a hilarious scene as Wendie’s manicurist,” Lindstrom previews.
Want to get a jump-start on the laughs? Visit www.jonlindstrom.com to view the trailer, or www.Amazon.com or www.Netflix.com to purchase the film. For more on Lindstrom’s post-soap career, check out his feature interview in an upcoming issue of Soaps In Depth.