Lexi Underwood portraying Pearl Warren in the series “Little Fires Everywhere” spoke saying that she had almost left the wish of being an actor until she received a part in Hulu’s series.
She said that: “I lost this [other TV] pilot the day before the audition and I was completely ready to get out of the business,” says Underwood, 16. “I didn’t want to audition for ‘Little Fires Everywhere,’ but my mom told me to go and give it a shot and I did.” “I didn’t think I was going to get the part because … I hadn’t really done anything major before.”
The series which is adapted from the 8th chapter of Celest Ng’s bestselling book witness Pearl portraying an unruly teen daughter of an artist Mia Warren played by Kerry Washington. Both shift to Ohio where Mia comes across Chatty mother of 4 played by Elena Richardson. But gradually their world collapses when Mia and Pearl draw close to Elena’s sons Tripp and Moody.
Prior to getting on board in the “Little Fires” series, Lexi was part of “Criminal Minds” and “The Good Doctor”.
Speaking on this she told that: “I have been doing this for five years now. It’s really hard on child actors, especially when you’re hearing ‘no’ all the time,” she says. “It gets tiring and a bit discouraging.”
Further, Lexi shared that she enhanced her learning while working with Kerry and Reese in the series. She said: “I would study Kerry’s facial expressions, so I was watching her religiously,” she says. “I would look in the mirror and try to copy [her expressions] since I was playing her daughter, just to make sure I had the look.”
“But just working with Kerry and Reese … they were great role models to work with and to learn from,” she says. “They’re two incredibly different actors, which is something you don’t really find in the business, especially at my age.”
“They were so invested in making sure that … everybody on the team looked great.”