Natalie Zea Falls For The Family Aspect Of ‘La Brea’

LA BREA — “Pilot” — Pictured: (l-r) Natalie Zea as Eve Harris, Jack Martin as Josh Harris — (Photo by: Sarah Enticknap/NBC)

Once upon a time, Los Angeles-based shows like Laugh-In and Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show used to make jokes about the La Brea Tar Pits. Now, the same network — NBC — is bringing back the idea … but with a straight face. La Brea imagines a chunk of modern-day L.A. falling prey to the Tar Pits, as a massive sinkhole opens and drops a large group of Angelenos into an unknown subterranean, primeval land. Natalie Zea plays a mother trying to reunite her family, which was separated by the collapse, and she says the idea of family is a major force behind the show’s drama. (Click on the media bar below to hear Natalie Zea)

La Brea airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.

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