This is Us just tapped a Black Hollywood power player for a major role!
Phylicia Rashad will join the acclaimed show's Season 3 as the mother of Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson). NBC announced the news on Tuesday.
Her character, Carol, will debut in a Season 3 episode that will focus on the backstory of Beth. On the hour-long episode that will center Beth entirely, Watson told TV Line, "We have a really great new writer Eboni Freeman, [who is] the main writer on it, and some of it is her story, very personal to her. They found a way to create this really beautiful backstory, and a beginning of a resolution of Beth starting to get back on her footing again. And then we have some amazing surprises in it. It’s going to be a really powerful episode.”
Rashad, who was recently seen on the big screen in Creed II, also stars in the upcoming Michael B. Jordan--exec produced OWN series, David Makes Man. She also has a recurring role on Empire as Diana DuBois.