Black Girl Magic Collides: Phylicia Rashad Will Play Beth's Mother On 'This Is Us'

{{totalFbShareCount || 0 | kformatter}} Shares Shares
January 8th 2019

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.

 

From Harlem to Hollywood, get Black entertainment news daily in your inbox.

READ MORE:

Multigenerational Ensemble Drama 'The Village,' Which Is Getting Comparisons To 'This Is Us,' Ordered To Series By NBC

In The Writers' Room Of 'This Is Us': A Chat With Shukree Tilghman, Kay Oyegun And Eboni Freeman

by Shadow and Act on January 8th 2019
{{totalFbShareCount || 0 | kformatter}} Shares Shares

{{comments.length || 0}} COMMENTS

SORT BY:

Logged in as {{userdata.display_name || "Shadow&Act"}} | Log out?
POST COMMENT
Log in to join the conversation!
{{c.wp_author || c._author.username}} / {{c.created_at_gmt | date:'medium'}}
CANCEL REPLY |

{{c.body}}

POST REPLY
{{r1.wp_author || r1._author.username}} / {{r1.created_at_gmt | date:'medium'}}
CANCEL REPLY |

{{r1.body}}

POST REPLY
{{r2.wp_author || r2._author.username}} / {{r2.created_at_gmt | date:'medium'}}
CANCEL REPLY |
{{r2.body}}
POST REPLY

TRENDING