When it comes to its characters, Heartland never fails. However, we have to acknowledge the fact that often the child characters, such as Katie from Heartland, are left in the background and we don’t see much of their personality. In fact, we might even claim that this is one of the few downsides of the show as we love to watch talented kids on the screen.
Nevertheless, Katie from Heartland has great potential for the future of Heartland as she is almost a teenager at this point and has much more lines in the series than before. This is very good news for not only the show, but also the us, audience, as watching a child grow before our eyes and seeing her having her own arc is always so much fun. By this way, Heartland might even return back to its glorious ways.
Of course, when it comes to Katie from Heartland, this process of growing is not exactly natural. In fact, the actress who played the part of Katie from Heartland has changed multiple times, which was almost seamless for us as all the actresses were looking so much alike.
Since she is the daughter of Lou and Peter who is delivered by Ty and Amy and is the god-daughter of Lisa, Katie from Heartland has a special place in the heart of all the Heartland characters. Naturally, she has a special importance for us too and we love seeing her becoming an intelligent, beautiful, young girl who has great potential for the future of Heartland.
In this article, we will get to know Katie from Heartland closer. If you are a fan of Heartland, just keep on reading to see what the show’s future is looking like.
Who is Ziya Matheson?
Katie from Heartland was being played by twins Kiera and Jordan Habart between Season 5 and Season 7, when she was just an infant. From Season 8 to Season 11, Julia Maren Baker took the part. Then, in Season 12, Ziya Matheson came to the scene and she performed Katie for two years.
Matheson is a Canadian child actress whose name has become synonymous with Katie. However, before Season 15, Matheson announced that she decided to move forward to explore new ventures.
Did they change Katie in Heartland?
Yes, Katie from Heartland changed multiple times in the series even though many people did not even notice it. The latest change came recently when Ziya Matheson is replaced by Baye McPherson.
McPherson is a Canadian teenage actress whose mother is an American, making her a dual citizen. She usually spends summer in the U.S. while being based in Canada in the winter term. She has been studying acting for the past four years and has been perfecting her already given talent. She is also a dancer who is gifted in speaking multiple accents.
It seems like McPherson will be with us for the years to come in portraying Katie. Based on her experience in the sector and enthusiasm for acting in general, we expect her to bring Katie to the forefront as a character and make her one of the protagonists of the show in the near future.