Cassi Thomson returns as Cara Lynn, Nicki’s (Chloë Sevigny) long-lost daughter from her first marriage, for another round with the Hendricksons.

What’s it like working on “Big Love”?

Cassi Thomson: Working on “Big Love” has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I feel so honored and blessed to have had the chance to work with such a talented group of people.

Any particular challenges or joys?

Whenever I walked on to that set, I knew I had to bring my A game. Every day was a new challenge for me, and it definitely helped me become a better actress.

What was the biggest lesson you learned?

I learned that no matter what is going on around the set you have to stay focused on your job. Focus is key.

What places do you frequent in Los Angeles?

Probably my favorite restaurant in L.A. is Midori Sushi on Ventura Boulevard. I eat there at least once a week. I also love getting a group of friends together and going to the movies!

“Big Love” Season 5 premieres Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. on HBO.