Hollywood Live Extra #66: Interview with Stephen Bishop in “Coins For Christmas”

Stephen Bishop arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Sleepless" at Regal L.A. Live on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

Stephen Bishop arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Sleepless” at Regal L.A. Live on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

Interview with Stephen Bishop talking about his TV movie, “Coins For Christmas.”

The film chronicles single mom Madison (Essence Atkins) who’s saved all year to make sure her teenage kids have the best Christmas ever. That is until she gets fired from the bookstore she manages and comes home to find that the IRS has frozen her bank account due to delinquent taxes her ex-husband failed to pay. Desperate to pay bills and buy gifts for her children, Madison jumps into the ever-popular “gig economy.” That’s when she meets and eventually gets hired by arrogant, sidelined former professional football player Alec Darby (Stephen Bishop), who is also secretly on the verge of going broke. This odd couple butts heads time and time again but can the Christmas spirit help these two get past their bickering, learn from each and ultimately forge a lasting friendship?

Coins for Christmas also stars TC Carson, Kelly Price, and Karlie Redd.