Check our interview talented young actress Ana Sophia Heger (@AnaSophiaHeger), who can be seen as a series regular on CBS Primetime show “Life In Pieces,” which is currently airing for it’s 4th season.
Ana Sophia plays ‘Lark Short,’ daughter of main characters Zoe Lister-Jones and Colin Hanks (Jen and Greg Short). The rest of the short family includes Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Jordan Peele, Betsy Brandt, and Hunter King.
You are currently starring on CBS’ “Life In Pieces,” now in its fourth season, as “Lark Short,” the daughter of main characters “Greg Short” and “Jennifer Collins Short,” played respectively by Colin Hanks and Zoe Lister-Jones. What do you relate to most about “Lark”?
I have a big family, I love being around my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins! On Life in Pieces we have so many scenes with Lark and her whole family. I love that!
How is she different from you?
Lark wasn’t excited about finding out her mommy was pregnant. In real life, I was so excited to find out I was gonna get a little brother or sister!
This is your very first acting job. What was your reaction when you got the call you got the job?
I was stunned! My jaw hit the floor, and my eyes got really big!
How did you celebrate booking this show?
My mom and dad took me out to dinner and ice cream after.
What were you most nervous about before your first day of filming?
So far, I haven’t been nervous. I just see it as so much fun and such an adventure. Every day is new and different.
What was your first day of filming like?
It was great, and actually one of my busiest days I’d had in season 3. I had 4 big scenes, and they were so funny. It was all about Lark giving up her pacifier. The very 1st scene I filmed was laying in the crib with Colin and Zoe, and I pretended to be asleep.
What do you enjoy most about being on a TV show?
I enjoy working with a big group of nice people who work hard. Colin and Zoe are so perfect at playing my dad and mom, they make it a lot of fun.
What have you learned about acting from being on “Life in Pieces”?
My dad coaches me, he taught me to always listen and be in the moment. And I’ve seen my cast mates do their lines a little differently each take, which I love! Like they’re trying different ways, and then one way gets picked. It’s so cool.
Besides acting, you also enjoy painting. What are your favorite things to paint?
Flowers, hearts, rainbows, I’m trying to learn to paint mermaids now.
As you grow up, whom do you hope you get to work with in your career?
Joey King. I work with her sister Hunter on LIP, I love Hunter! I saw some of Joey’s scenes on season 4, she has a recurring part, and I keep watching them over and over. I think she’s a great actress.
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Set Photo: CBS