Courtesy of Angelique Cabral and Thomas Sadoski
Actress Angelique Cabral (center, in black) is used to a big, messy family. “I ended up marrying a man with 60 cousins,” she explains with a laugh. So when her Life in Pieces character, Colleen, began dating Matt Short (Thomas Sadoski, in blue), Cabral found it easy to slip into the role of an outsider trying to fit in with a big clan—including Matt’s kooky dad John (James Brolin), mom Joan (Dianne Wiest), siblings Heather and Greg (Betsy Brandt and Colin Hanks), their spouses (Dan Bakkedahl and Zoe Lister-Jones), three nieces and a nephew.
Cabral and Sadoski were buddies before joining the comedy (thanks to mutual friends), and Cabral’s sunshine-y, head-in-the-clouds personality meshes nicely with Sadoski’s more pragmatic attitude. The two relished the opportunity to grab our cameras and show off their bright, bubbly set. See the funny and sunny behind-the-scenes photos that Cabral and Sadoski took, like this attempted group selfie with Hanks and Lister-Jones.