It’s been two months since former “Fuller House” star Lori Loughlin was released from prison after completing her sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal. Now, her former “When Calls The Heart” co-star Erin Krakow is speaking out to say that she would like to see Loughlin come back to the show.
“Well, I sure hope so,” Krakow told Fox News when asked if she wants to see Loughlin back on the show. “Real life Abigail is one of my dearest friends. Her name still hangs on a sign above the cafe. She will always be an incredibly important part of ‘When Calls the Heart.’ I would love to see her character back in Hope Valley again. We’ve got a lot more exciting stories that we could tell with her.”
Hallmark cut ties with Loughlin after she was accused of paying $500,000 in bribe money to have her two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as members of the crew team, even though neither girl had ever rowed before.
“We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations,” Crown Media Family Networks said in a statement obtained by US Weekly in March of 2019. “We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin including Garage Sale Mysteries, an independent third party production.”
The absence of Abigail, who was Loughlin’s character, was explained in a narration at the opening of a 2019 episode. The narration stated, “We never know how life will turn. It’s been a week since Abigail got word that her mother had taken ill back east. True to her nature, Abigail wasted no time in rushing off to care for her. Abigail is much more than a friend, she’s family. ”
“I will miss her and Cody deeply, we all will, but we must get by as best we can. … We all keep Abigail and her family in our prayers in her absence and wish her godspeed,” it added. ‘In her absence, we must soldier on and we will. We are a community, we are strong, we are Hope Valley.”
Krakow went on to say that the show has been renewed for season eight, and that the entire cast is very close.
“They’re some of my very best friends and I miss them when I’m not up there in Vancouver,” she said. “As far as one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from the show, I think my takeaway is that you are stronger than you think. There will be unexpected challenges and surprises in life. When you think you are incapable of handling them alone, there’s always a hand to hold, someone to reach out to in Hope Valley who can help support you. I found that to be true in life, as well. You’re stronger than you think.”