'A Million Little Things' star Lizzy Greene teases it won't be an easy season 2 for Sophie and her brother Danny
Lizzy Greene plays the complex character of a teenager who loses her father at a tender age. Jon Dixon, her on-screen father on ABC's 'A Million Little Things', jumps off his office building to his death
Possible spoilers ahead for season 2 of 'A Million Little Things'
Lizzy Greene plays the role of Sophie Dixon on ABC's 'A Million Little Things'. The 16-year-old plays the complex character of a teenager who loses her father at a tender age. Jon Dixon (Ron Livingston), her on-screen father on ABC's 'A Million Little Things', jumps off his office building to his death. Several years of living with depression finally resulted in his suicide. And playing the role of Sophie, Jon's first child wasn't easy especially because her character is very close to her father.
"My character Sophie was a complete Daddy’s girl. Jon was incredibly loving and supportive of her and everything she did, so they had a very close-knit relationship which makes the suicide all that more heartbreaking. She never saw any signs or hints of her father's depression because their time spent together was always so lighthearted. She definitely questioned her place in life after he passed, because he was such a big part of hers," the actress tells MEA WorldWide.
Since the death of her father in season 1 though, Greene's Sophie Dixon has grown much more mature than where she started. "I think Sophie has grown so much over the first season. She experienced such trauma, and was still able to keep her head above the water and walk out stronger," says Greene. "She really had to grow up a lot faster than the average teenager based on her experiences. With that said, this season you get to see her grow so much more as a person, and become almost like a mom to Delilah and her siblings."
One way to play the role is to deconstruct Sophie's life, everything she has been through so far, and what her possible reactions would be. "I think of events that have shaped Sophie, and I think up storylines in my head that aren’t scripted to more-so justify her motives and actions. She’s a lot more complex than imagined due to her experiences, so I keep a “deconstruction” journal about her and write notes about her scenes, and jot down any ideas I have about her situational thoughts," says Greene.
'A Million Little Things' is a show about friendship and love. It follows the life of a group of tightly-knit friends who lose one of their own to a suicide. The show deals with how the group comes to terms with his death and now they look at life through a different lens. A lot of baggage from season 1 was unloaded at the beginning of season 2 - specifically with respect to the secrets, many of which several characters from the main cast are still harboring.
Greene predicts it won't be easy - especially for her and her on-screen brother Danny ( Chance Hurstfield). "Danny and Sophie are each other's best friends. Through everything they’ve been through, they have always had each other to lean on and listen to their thoughts. While they do have their moments of disagreements, they care about each other more than anything," she says. "This season they’ll both experience something that will shake the family, but through everything, their bond is the only one not tainted, but strengthened."
Going by Greene's prediction, perhaps the truth about Delilah (Stéphanie Szostak) and Eddie (David Giuntoli) relationship - and their daughter together Charlie - will be out this season.
'A Million Little Things' airs on ABC on Thursdays at 9|8 c.
We have already published the first part of an exclusive interview with Lizzy Greene, This the second part of the series.