It’s still months before This Is Us returns for its second season, but that doesn’t stop the tears.
On Wednesday E! News‘ Kristin Dos Santos spoke with the cast of the hit NBC show on the red carpet in Los Angeles at the show’s FYC Emmys event. As the cast reflected on lessons the show has taught them, several of the stars shed a few tears.
“I had this conversation with [creator Dan Fogelman] after I watched the pilot, I said this show’s gonna change people’s lives. And I didn’t know I was talking about me at the time,” Justin Hartley says. “And then I realized after a while, no it’s my life. This is really changing my life. It changes the way that I listen to my daughter and the way I respond to what she says, and I like to think I’m a better father because of the show.”
Sterling K. Brown also reflected on parenting by saying you “do the best you can, that you know how to in the moment.”
“When you know better, you do better, so you have so much more compassion for your parents once you become a parent, because you realize like, oh, they could have messed up in so many more ways that they didn’t even do,” he says. “I should be thanking my stars that I turned out as well as I did.”
Chrissy Metz sees the shows lessons as being part of “evolving.”
“It’s about removing the ego and that nothing is personal and that we are all really trying to do the best we can with what we have, and some people are a little more evolved, and we’re all teachers and students,” she says. “It’s just about evolving.”
This is Us returns to NBC Tuesdays this fall.
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