NBC host This Is Us Private Press Dinner with Susan Kelechi Watson Wednesday 11 January, 2017
Starting off the year right with a private dinner at STK Atlanta for NBC’s This Is Us as it returns to the network. One of the breakthrough and most buzzed about new shows on television, This Is Us is a fan favorite and I was invited to an intimate press event to speak with one of the cast members, Susan Kelechi Watson. If you are not familiar with the show yet, please read the synopsis below.
Synopsis: Sometimes life will surprise you. Starring Mandy Moore (“A Walk to Remember”), Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes,” “Gilmore Girls”) and Sterling K. Brown (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”), this refreshingly honest and provocative series follows a unique ensemble. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same birthday and so much more than anyone would expect. From the writer and directors of “Crazy, Stupid, Love” comes a smart, modern dramedy that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know.
I love when there are media events where its intimate and personal and I thank NBC for setting up the mood and relaxed environment to speak with Susan Kelechi Watson. Susan plays “Beth” on This Is Us and we couldn’t wait to speak with her. Susan was so sweet, it was a small room of Atlanta top media outlets and she got a chance to speak to all of us in intervals during a close-round table discussion. She took the time to answer ever question she could, laughed with us and chatted over dinner about her character and what to anticipate as the show returns.
Watch Susan Kelechi Watson return as ‘Beth” tonight on “This Is Us” tonight at 10pm EST on NBC. #ThisIsUS
About Susan Kelechi Watson
Susan Kelechi Watson stars as Beth on the new NBC drama “This Is Us.” Watson has appeared on numerous television series and may be best known for her recurring role on three seasons of “Louie” as the title character’s ex-wife, Janet. She also has a recurring role on the hit NBC drama “The Blacklist,” and previously had multi-episode stints on “Third Watch,” “NCIS” and “The Following.” Watson has been especially busy the past two years, also guest starring on “Billions,” “Limitless,” “Blue Bloods,” “Happyish,” “Veep,” the upcoming HBO series “Divorce” and several other television series. Her film credits include the period drama “Peter and John,” starring Jacqueline Bisset, and the indie “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts.” She graduated from the School of Fine Arts at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and soon thereafter began working on the theater stage. In addition to acting, Watson is also a writer, singer and dancer, and a first-generation Jamaican-American born in Brooklyn.