'Bless This Mess' star and 'Dog Moms' creator Lisa Linke feels her skill in pet photography is her superhero ability
The actress with an impeccable sense of humor met with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) for an exclusive interview during which she spoke about her career as an actor and writer as well as her interest in taking pictures of people's pets!
Actress and improviser Lisa Linke is popular for her recurring role on 'Teachers' and several memorable guest appearances on television shows such as 'This Is Us', 'Modern Family', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Black-ish' and more.
She's currently seen as Clara on ABC's sitcom series 'Bless This Mess'. The talented actress with an impeccable sense of humor met with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) for an exclusive interview, during which she spoke at length about her career as an actor, writer and her interest in taking pictures of people's pets!
Firstly, on the chemistry she shares with the cast of 'Bless This Mess', Linke said filming for the series has been more fun than watching it, thanks to her co-actors. From learning knitting to dining out, she had a ball of a time with her castmates, including Nancy Lenehan, Rose Abdoo and JT Neal.
While she revealed to MEAWW that 'Shameless' is the project that made her move to LA, the actress also told us that she has been fortunate to be able to work in such shows that led her to create 'Dog Moms', a parody of 'Dance Moms'.
"I was watching 'Dance Moms' on Lifetime TV, and I hated myself because every week I was like, this is emotional torture for these young girls. But there I was every Tuesday night, like, what's going to happen?"
"Who's going to be on top of the pyramid? You know, it's always mad! Spoiler alert. Then I was like, okay. Well, I'm going to make myself create art out of this. And that's how I parodied dance moms into dog moms,” she added.
She briefly touched upon her podcast ‘Go Help Yourself', which in her terms is a "comedy self-help podcast to make life suck less". She, along with a friend Missy, reads and reviews both famous and not-so-famous self-help books during her broadcast.
However, Linke feels it is important for readers to only pick the right authors whose work they can relate with.
Answering to the question regarding what career option would she have chosen if not for what she's doing now, she said, "I'm really good at taking pictures of people's pets. That's kind of my superhero abilities. So I would probably be a pet photographer."
Lisa Linke concluded her interview with a bit of advice for aspiring writers who might be holding themselves back from creating original content because they feel creatively stifled.
"If you love it, you're going to know that it's bad, but you have to keep going. And, it will get better. But I think as adults, we tend to not like to try to do something new because we don't like being good at something right away," Linke shared.