Martin Henderson is enjoying a break in New Zealand following the release of the fifth season of Virgin River, and although the actor is unable to promote the series due to SAG-AFTRA guidelines, he thanked fans for their support.
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The actor shared a few snaps from his adventures Down Under on Instagram on Wednesday, but his candid caption sparked backlash from fans. “Dipped in the green of the New Zealand bush. And blessed by the presence of the Kererū (New Zealand wood pigeon),” wrote Martin.
“I love being immersed in the simple yet overwhelming abundance of nature. It heals. It inspires. Thank you for all the kind messages lately. I love you people x.”
© InstagramMartin enjoys his free time in New Zealand
Shortly after the announcement, the TV star was inundated with comments from fans, who praised Marta’s latest performance as well as the exciting stories in A virgin river“Thanks for a great party….All the best and keep enjoying beautiful New Zealand,” wrote one.
“We all love you too Martin. I just binge watched season 5 and loved it. Looking forward to the next 2 [episodes]. I hope you do many more series, it’s such a good series,” another added.
© Instagram The star shared her gratitude with her fans
Meanwhile, a third wrote: “The BEST Netflix show ever. Every character every scene. I’m obsessed and can’t get enough of this show. And you all off the show are so awesome and normal > and who doesn’t love a Kiwi. Thanks for the best fun ever.”
Martin, who is originally from Auckland, returned home to New Zealand amid ongoing strikes in Hollywood. Just last week, the 48-year-old shared a selfie a day Virgin River’s the premiere of the fifth season. However, he was once again unable to directly mention or promote the show.
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“Just woke up and thought I’d say hello and hope everyone is having a nice day,” he wrote in the caption.
While Martin seems to be enjoying his time in New Zealand, fans would love to see him back on A virgin river located in Vancouver.
© NetflixMartin Henderson and Alexandra Breckenridge in Virgin River
Back in August, Martin’s co-star Alexandra Breckenridge explained that due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, neither she nor her co-stars could return to work or discuss anything “work-related” on social media, confirming that season six production it is still pending.
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Speaking to her followers from her kitchen at her home in Georgia, she said: “I feel like I’ve been cooking since I got back from dropping my daughter off at school. I’m trying to do something fun and creative with my time because SAG is on strike and no I can go back to work, and I can’t even talk at work.
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“So if you’re all trying to message me with work-related questions, I can’t answer you and I’m really sorry about that.”
Additionally, Annette O’Toole, who plays Hope McCrea, shared the news back in May, explaining that season six would begin filming as soon as the strike ends, which industry experts predict will be in the fall.
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