“This Is Us” followers will have to wait until fall to watch Season 3 of the strike NBC series. But the show’s direct and crew will return to work filming new occurrences very soon.
Justin Hartley, who plays Kevin on the demo, says he’s been experiencing the time off ahead of returning to the set the summer months. He’s spending time with his new spouse, Chrishell Stause, following a nostalgic honeymoon on Maui. And the actor lately partnered with Gillette for the shaving company’s “One Size Does Not Fit Every Man” initiative.
Still, he’s ready to see his castmates again and find out what the next season has in store. At the end of Season 2, we ensure his reference, Kevin Pearson, working on his addiction recovery and linking with a brand-new desire fascinate: Beth’s cousin Zoe, played by Melanie Liburd.
Through your character’s legend arc in Season 2, “This Is Us” managed to shed a light on addiction and the challenges of it. What was the biggest challenge for “youve got to” take on that new plot line?
For me, it was a constant checking in and seeing sure we were telling a truthful, honest storey because the subject matter is important, because it is so serious. Because there are so many fine parties that struggle with addiction or mental illness. It’s a constant thing. It’s not something that you deal with a for a few minutes and lick or you overcome. It’s something that becomes a part of you going forward. It becomes part of your textile. You deal with it every day. And I just wanted to make sure that we told an honest storey so that somebody out there that is going through something like that or has gone through something like that can look at it and say, “That’s actually what it is.” For me it made not tying everything up in a nice little prow. Style of getting down and dirty and actually going into it. And seeing this guy genuinely hit rock bottom … And then likewise making sure that when we told the storey we were very clear if you are dealing with it “youre not” doing it alone … You necessity help.