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.