Sharon Lawrence on Fish Out of Water Character in Spectrum’s Joe Pickett [Exclusive Interview]

Sharon Lawrence in Joe Pickett

Sharon Lawrence in Joe Pickett

One can always put a country girl into the big city. However, a city girl placed in the countryside is a totally different scenario. In the series Joe Pickett, Sharon Lawrence plays Missy, the spoiled mother forced to live with her daughter’s family Marybeth Pickett after Missy’s fiancee was arrested for financial dealings.

Missy in her own ways deals with a new life in the countryside as Joe and Marybeth Pickett solve a conspiracy mystery that may overtake this small rural town.

Here is the synopsis:

Joe Pickett, based on the book series of the same name, follows a dedicated game warden and his family as they navigate the shifting socio-political climate of a small rural town on the verge of economic collapse. When a murder victim winds up on Joe’s doorstep, a larger conspiracy looms, and the Picketts find themselves in the crosshairs. Without the support of local law enforcement, Joe alone must decide what it means to be a good man and a good father in a world on the edge.

The cast includes the series regulars of Michael Dorman as Joe Pickett, David Alan Grier as Vern Dunnegan, Julianna Guill as Marybeth Pickett, Paul Sparks as Wacey, Mustafa Speaks as Nate Romanowski, Skywalker Hughes as Sheridan Pickett, and Kamryn Pilva as Lucy Pickett. Recurring guests include Patrick Gallagher, Chad Rook, Benjamin Hollinsworth, Leah Gibson, and Aadila Dosani.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with Sharon Lawrence on her role and her personal motivations in the series.

Sharon Lawrence is best known for her role as Sylvia Costas Sipowicz in ABC’s NYPD Blue, which earned her three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She began her career on Broadway in 1987 with the revival of Cabaret and then she performed in Fiddler on the Roof in 1990. After appearing in NYPD Blue, she had her own comedy series Fired Up on NBC. She continued for many years in television with appearances in Ladies Man, Wolf Lake, Desperate Housewives, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Boston Legal, Monk, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Mentalist, and Body of Proof.

The first three episodes of Joe Pickett had been released exclusively on Spectrum this week (available on-demand, free, and without ads). New episodes continue dropping every Monday for the following three weeks until the finale on Monday, December 27. The series will also be available on Paramount+ at a later date.

Watch the exclusive interview with Sharon Lawrence below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Spectrum

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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