My New Role & Travel Must-Have’s

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Eva Amurri shares her new role and travel must haves

The cat is officially out of the bag! I am doing a recurring role on Fox’s new show, “Monarch”, which is premiering this January! To say I’m excited is an understatement. And it’s even more exciting that I get to share the role with my very own Mama! My Mom and I have played the same character before, in Adam Sandler’s “That’s My Boy”, but that was a campy comedy and this is much different! When my Mom first read the script and met with the team of creators, she told them “Man, the younger version of Dottie gets to do so many juicy amazing things…who gets to play the younger version??” She told me they were all quiet, and then somebody said “Actually, we were going to see if Eva can do it.” She was like UM YEAH! Hahaha. Obviously, I have my hands full at the moment with HEA, the kiddos, and the new collection dropping this fall. I’m SO GRATEFUL to the crew and creators of “Monarch” who have been super flexible with me as I navigate the dates I have free this fall and winter to be able to be a part of this awesome project! I am honored that they’re believing in me to bring the young version of this awesome character to life.

Dottie Cantrell Roman, I will do my best to shine as you!!!!! LOL.

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Because my role exists in flashback only, it’s been super fun to get all decked out in period clothes, wigs, and fab makeup. There ain’t nothin’ like playin a country music queen, let me tell ya! I’ve even gotten to work on a Texas accent for this role, which has been a dream of mine. It’s my first acting role working with an accent! All in all, this opportunity has been fun, exciting, a little exhausting (hello, travel), and UNFORGETTABLE. I really can’t wait for you all to see this show in January…it’s truly going to be FABULOUS! With all the back and forth recently, I figured that I would share some of my most valued travel must haves. I’ve traveled a lot my entire life, and now I’m back at it! Here are some of the things that make me calm, organized, and comfortable as I travel from here to there.


Travel Must Haves

Slip White Love Me I'm Delicate Pillowcase & Delicates Laundry Bag Set


This Slip silk travel pillow case and delicates laundry bag is a must! Silk pillowcases help protect against hair damage, frizziness, split ends, and even wrinkles and fine lines on your face!



I use this Tory Burch tote when I travel. It’s so elegant and fits everything I need! I highly recommend.

Squeaky Clean Antibacterial Wipes


These antibacterial wipes are the best of the best! I love that they don’t smell super toxic.

Adidas Swift Run Sneaker


These neutral sneakers go with everything, and are easy to slip on and off. I use them to work out in while at hotels, too!



I’ve used a Tory Burch cosmetic case for years when I travel. They hold up so well and come in gorgeous prints!

COMPLEXION RESCUE™ Tinted Moisturizer Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30


It’s all about makeup that does double duty when I’m traveling! I’m obsessed with this Complexion rescue tinted moisturizer that has SPF 30. It gives me the best glow!

Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush - Cool Berry


This Fenty Beauty cream blush does double duty as a super blendable cheek or lip tint. I travel with the Cool Berry shade.

ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm Home & Away Duo


Travel dries my skin out A LOT, so I have to make sure that when I’m cleansing I don’t strip away oils. I always bring the travel size of this cleansing balm! This set comes with the home and away version.

White + Warren Cashmere Travel Wrap


White + Warren travel wraps are my fave because they’re so multi-functional. They’re so so soft, big enough to use as a blanket on the plane, and they double is a wrap for chilly nights. I use mine as a scarf in the winter too! I have this wrap in four colors– a neutral one is a must like the grey or camel.

The Softest French Terry Jogger


A great sweatsuit is a must for me while traveling. I love these cozy and stylish sets by Summersalt!

English Pear & Freesia Travel Candle


Bringing a travel candle with me to hotels helps me make it feel like home. I’m so in to this English Pear & Freesia candle right now!

Dr. Kellyann Bone Broth Collagen Powder Packets


My mom introduced me to these Bone Broth packets and now I don’t travel without them! It’s a great way to prepare a hearty, warming, and protein packed drink in minutes.

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Photographs by Julia Dags | Copyright © 2021 Happily Eva After, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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  1. Tara says:

    I am SO excited for you Eva! I became a fan of yours through HEA so I can’t wait to see this other side of you. I am really inspired but your ability to change plans and take a new path or in this case revisit your roots. 🙂

    09.30.21 Reply
    • Thank you so much! I can’t wait for you to see it!

      10.01.21 Reply
  2. Brend says:

    Didn‘t you both also play Marilyn Monroe‘s Mother?

    09.30.21 Reply
    • hahaa omg you’re right I forgot about that one

      10.01.21 Reply
  3. Deb Reed says:

    OM! I love that you are playing the younger version of your mama!

    I still LOL at the movie, The Banger Sisters. You rock, sister!

    09.30.21 Reply
  4. Jessie says:

    I remember you both on an episode of Friends – so cute!

    10.04.21 Reply