Putting down roots in Hamilton
July 9, 2015
Ashley Leggat has come home.
Well, she never actually left for very long.
After several years of frequent travel and keeping her suitcase packed, the 28-year-old actor and her pro hockey playing husband Jeremy Williams have purchased a home in Hamilton where they plan to eventually raise a family.
"I love this area," said the St. Thomas Moore graduate, who has had a busy year in front of the camera.
Being a homeowner has also seen a major change in lifestyle.
"Five years ago my excitement was going out and going to Toronto and now my excitement is going home and putting together IKEA shelves and stuff," said Leggat, who noted her husband does all the cooking and she does all the cleaning.
Leggat is currently finishing up shooting The Secret Life of Mrs. Claus, a Hallmark Christmas movie that is being shot in Dundas, on Locke Street and in Toronto.
"I play a character named Jesse who works in a department store trying to make ends meet, she's got an eight-year-old son," Leggat said. "She wants to give her son the perfect Christmas."
Earlier this year she worked on the web series comedy Disorderly, about three men who work in a mental hospital.
"Basically I come in and I'm dating all three of them because one of them stimulates me emotionally, one's physically and one's intellectually and together they make the perfect guy."
Disorderly also saw Leggat shoot her first so called love or sex scene.
"I was a little nervous," said Leggat who noted she was covered up except for her back.
She noted the Toronto set was closed for the scene and the crew made her feel comfortable.
"It was pretty much more mechanical than you think," she said.
Leggat also played a dancing competition judge in five episodes of the Family Channel series Next Step and appeared in four episodes last winter of the Good Witch television series for the Hallmark Network that was shot in Dundas and Toronto.
Leggat noted she picked up a mild form of frost bite on her fingers and toes while shooting a bus scene on a very cold day in Dundas.
"I was so embarrassed because there's all these crew people that are outside working all day and I'm out there for four hours and get frost nip," she said.
Williams, who is playing in the four-on-four league at the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre during the off season, is expected to head back to pro hockey Sweden in August.
But unlike last year, Leggat isn't sure when she will be able to join him as she expects to be shooting season two of the Good Witch TV series then.
She's also running her triple threat (acting, singing and dancing) workshops again this summer at Hillfield Strathallan College and at Ridley College in St. Catharines.
"I like to be busy all the time," she said.