What do you do after a long day of work? Grab a drink? Hit the gym? Snuggle your pet? While many of us find a great way to relax, actress and model Elizabeth Hurley have us beat. A few days ago, Hurley posted an Instagram video of herself lying poolside and taking in the day’s last rays of the sun. Running her hand through the crystal-clear blue water, the actress smiles with her large, black sunglasses reflecting her surroundings.
While this all looks amazing, it’s the background of the photo that really makes us jealous. Not only is Elizabeth Hurley relaxing next to a pool, but behind her is a giant body of water, presumably a lake or bay, and behind that is a stunning rolling mountain chain that fades into the blue sky. In her caption, the actress writes, “When filming wraps for the day” followed by a kissing emoji to really drive her luxurious life home. Ugh, we’re jealous!
So, what’s Elizabeth Hurley working on that would allow her the opportunity to bask in the sun following a day of filming? Taking a quick flip through her Instagram, it looks as though she’s teasing a sequel to last year’s Netflix film, Father Christmas is Back. The seasonal comedy landed on the streaming platform back in November, just in time for fans of holiday movies to jump in.
Elizabeth Hurley starred alongside Nathalie Cox, John Cleese, Naomi Frederick, Talulah Riley, Caroline Quentin, Kris Marshall, April Bowlby, Katy Brand, Ray Fearon, Amelie Prescott, Oliver Smith, and Kelsey Grammer in the feature which was directed by Philippe Martinez and Mick Davis. Set in Britain, specifically Yorkshire, the jolly film saw sisters, Caroline (Cox), Joanna (Hurley), Paulina (Frederick), and Vicky (Riley) head to the Northern England County to celebrate Christmas together. When their estranged father, James (Grammer) comes along for the first time in decades, misunderstandings and family dynamics go into overload. James walked out on the family years ago and never reconciled with the brood, until now. Using comedy to work through their challenges, the family will soon discover secrets that will either bring them closer together or tear them apart.
The film saw Elizabeth Hurley’s character, Joanna, as a very fashion-forward, confident woman who sounds a lot like Hurley in real life. As for the film’s sequel, it looks like the family unit has left England for a more tropical destination. Maybe it was part of the contract to stay away from dreary Yorkshire and instead head somewhere with plenty of sun and water – at least, that’s what we would do. While plot details are being kept under wraps, we know that Hurley’s having a great time shooting the flick and is equally able to enjoy her off-hours taking in some rays and making her social media followers very jealous.
This isn’t the first time she’s struck a bikini-clad pose following wrapping for the day and shared it with her fans, either. Just a few weeks ago, she headed to the platform to show off a teal bathing suit, writing that “Filming on a sunny island has its pros.” Again, we don’t see any cons to this, especially if the other option is a rainy, sunless area of the world. In any case, it looks like Elizabeth Hurley and the rest of the cast for the follow-up to Father Christmas is Back are having a great time doing what they love to do and getting paid to do it!