Colin Hanks, star of the new CBS TV series Life in Pieces, stopped by the CBS-FM studios to talk about his new role and growing up in a showbiz family.
“We don’t really find it all that interesting,” laughs Hanks, the second-generation actor and son of Hollywood icon Tom Hanks, about the families involvement in movies and television. “It’s always very strange because people always ask me these questions and I go, ‘I never really thought about it until people started asking me.'”
Life in Pieces, whose future on the network was uncertain for a time, was picked up for a full 22-episode season. Hanks attributes the extension of the show’s life to the casts genuine enjoyment of working together.
“There’s so much about our profession that’s unknown; you learn to sort of accept the fact you never really know if you’re going to be working… you’re always afraid that someone is either not going to give you a job or take your job away and you sort of have to get used to that,” says Hanks. “Everyone on the show, we all realize how great we have it. We have essentially made a family together.”
“We actually have a lot of fun at work together. Not a lot of people can say that on network television,” adds Hanks, mimicking co-star James Brolin’s passion for the show.
Life in Pieces airs Thursday nights at 8:30PM EST on CBS. Listen to Scott Shannon’s full interview with Colin Hanks below.
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