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Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 4:57PM EDT
This Is Us stars made 3D-printed copies of their SAG Award trophies to distribute to the child cast
Milo Ventimiglia joined his cast at SXSW in reflecting on the massive success of This Is Us. So far, he said, his one concern is that is that the show "gets kicked in the teeth at every awards show we've been to." So when the cast did win a SAG Award for outstanding performance at an ensemble, Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore took their trophies to a 3D printing store to make six replicas for the show's child stars. "It wasn't the real statue but also, from mom and dad, wanted them to know hey, we love you guys and you should have a representation siting on your mantel," said Ventimiglia, with Moore adding, "You're just as much a part of this as everybody else."
- Mandy Moore: "I’m really proud to be part of a show that is so inclusive, during such a divisive time in this country"
- Susan Kelechi Watson: "It’s nice to have these episodes where it’s, not necessarily lighter, but it’s happier. It’s joyful"
- Ventimiglia hopes fans seeing Old Man Jack in his 70s will "maybe soften the blow a little bit"
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:50AM EST
Jack from This Is Us is a nod to the dream dads of yesteryear
"Jack the superhero dad reminds us of the power of earnest stories about good parents," according to a ScreenPrism YouTube video essay. "He’s selfless humble and totally devoted to his wife Rebecca and their three kids…Jack may be too good for this world, but his character touches us because he’s not effortlessly perfect, we see that he works really really hard to be this person for his kids. Jack shows us what it is to be a dream dad and why this is an achievement with far-reaching significance even after we’re gone." ALSO: This Is Us fans fear Beth could be the next to die.
Posted Friday 10/06/17 at 10:24PM EDT
How Martin inspired This Is Us
Martin Lawrence’s 1990s sitcom influenced the way Randall and Beth interact. Susan Kelechi Watson binged on Martin in preparation for her role, as she tells TV Guide: “I showed up on set and I said to Sterling (K. Brown), 'Man, I think I'm watching (Martin) because I feel like if we can do this and come across as close to (how) they feel as a couple, close to the vibe that they gave us when we grow up, that connectivity, that ride-or-die type of love.”