Kellie Martin has been acting since she lost her first tooth, and she's back in the camera lens for Hallmark Channel's "Smooch," airing Feb. 5.
This is a modern-day take on "The Frog Prince," where a young girl thinks she may have turned her lab experiment into a prince. Co-starring as the girl is Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper on "Mad Men").
Martin says she lent some pointers to Kiernan about being a child actor. "I offered a little bit of advice. The first thing I said to her is that she has to go to Yale. And she agreed to do that, which is great. And actually I'm a fan of Kiernan's. My husband and I watch 'Mad Men' all the time, and way before I met her ... I would say, 'She's the most amazing young actress I have ever seen.' "