In celebration of the return of NBC’s THIS IS US, cast member Susan Kelechi Watson hosted a press dinner at STK in Atlanta this past Monday, January 9th.
Press were granted the opportunity to take photos, interview, and most importantly, wine and dine with Watson as she sat with each guest and gave a glimpse of what’s to come in the continued season.
Watson is quite the fan favorite on This Is Us but many would be surprised to know that she almost passed up on being Beth. Producers wanted to fly her out last minute to audition for the part but Watson was in a rut from a bad audition she had a few nights before and hadn’t read the script yet.
“It was my birthday and I was on my way to get facials with my friend and I asked her if we should still go get facials and she said ‘No, go home and read the script,'” Watson recalled. “So I went home, read it and immediately fell in love and called my team and said I’ll be on that plane.”
Watson plays Beth Pierson, the devoted and level headed wife of one of the Big 3, Randall and though she’s been able to keep calm in the midst of the unexpected turbulence caused by her in laws, this upcoming season will show how the chaos takes its toll on her character and we can’t wait to see it! We love This Is Us so much! It is easily the greatest show on television right now. If you aren’t watching you definitely should be!
Be sure to catch Susan Kelechi Watson on This Is Us every Tuesday night at 10/9c on NBC.