The beloved “Anne of Green Gables” is coming back into our lives.
A made-for-TV movie based on the 1908 novel and 1985 TV mini-series, will air next year on YTV and feature Ella Ballentine as the iconic Anne and Martin Sheen as her father figure, Matthew Cuthbert.
“I think it’s important to be reminded of where we came from and what we stood for and these are values that need to be re-examined and embraced,” Sheen tells ET Canada.
Ballentine says playing Anne is an exciting opportunity: “I think she’s a great role model because she’s very positive and curious.”
And what she finds especially challenging is having red wavy hair like Anne, saying,”I actually have brown hair normally and it’s always straight, so this is really different! And at the end of the day, I take the braids out so I have red, wavy hair.”
Tune-in to ET Canada for the full set visit on Global at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.