Joey Lawrence, Samantha Cope Talk Working with 'Beacon of Light

Joey Lawrence remembers Anne Heche as a "beacon of light" on the set of Frankie Meets Jack.

As Joey's love interest and co-lead, Samantha Cope, 46, spoke exclusively to PEOPLE

The cast of Frankie Meets Jack opens up about how honored they were to work with Heche.

Suddenly, on Aug. 12, 2022, she passed away at the age of 53. "Everyone she met, she made eye contact with, "

The presence of Heche on the romantic comedy set made Cope's day better, he says.

 Heche accepted the "small part" with so much energy and love, Joey says.

As Katrina, the mother of Cope's character Frankie's friend, who serves as a mentor to both