New Zealand Woman’s Weekly

Joan’s story arc


The relatable family comedy Life in Pieces is back this week. Each episode tells four short stories about individual family members and the struggles they’re facing, Hannah and

Her Sisters star Dianne Wiest, who plays the matriarch of the family Joan Short, says she loved the show immediatel­y. “When I read the script, I found myself laughing,” reveals Dianne (70). “Being a family member is hard. It’s hard to be a kid, it’s hard to be a parent and it’s hard to be a brother or sister... it takes kindness, patience and forbearanc­e.”

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