This Is Us is winning over audiences everywhere with its unique brand of emotional storytelling. People can’t get enough of this hear wrenching tale and we cannot blame them. The Pearson family story is truer than life and fans of the show will want to read on to learn more about the following 27 facts that they may not have been aware of.
1. It was called 36
The show was supposed to be called 36 since that was the age of all the siblings when the show began.
2. it was a movie
The show was originally going to be released as a feature film.
3. Jack’s death was known all along
The show creator always knew how Dan was going to die.
4. The trailer broke records
The first trailer of the show received 50 million Facebook views.
5. A first in Emmy nominations
The show’s Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama was the first for a network television show since 2011.
6. Another record goes to Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown became the first African American actor to win Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe awards for lead actor in a drama.
7. The SAG award was a big deal
The 2018 Screen Actors Guild award that the show received for best ensemble was the first for a network show since 2006.
8. They are nice guys and gals
The SAG Awards provided the cast with a chance to bring their younger counterparts as dates.
9. Fogelman’s real sister was the inspiration for Kate
Kate is based on the show creator’s actual sister.
10. Milo’s role was based on his father
Milo Ventimiglia used his own father as inspiration for his character.
11. The Katowski name has meaning
Dr. Katowski’s name was derived from a real life OB/GYN.
12. Metz has talent
Chrissy Metz sings in real life.
13. Metz was casting Kate
She also worked at the casting agency that cast her younger counterpart.
14. Moore and Ventimiglia know each other for a long time
Mandy Moore and Milo have known each other since they met on the set of A Walk To Remember.
15. Watson has classic training
Kelechi Watson studied Shakespeare during a stint at the University of Oxford.
16. You will recognize Sullivan’s voice
Chris Sullivan was once the voice actor for the Geico Hump Day spots.
17. Watson knows fashion
Watson does not have a runner pick up her wardrobe.
18. Makeup takes foever
The older Rebecca takes over three hours of makeup work to create.
19. Milo will keep the mustache
Milo is planning on retaining Jack’s mustache once the show is finally over.
20. The Chevelle is his own car
Milo also drives his own car on the show.
21. Brown was helping with the script
Sterling K. Brown has contributed several lines to the script.
22. They kept their secrets
The writers came up with a code word to keep the death of Jack a secret.
23. and even more secretes
The fire scenes of season 2 were kept secret and the writers actually lied about what the sets were for.
24. the Hamilton Copnnection
Randall’s father has a daughter who starred in the original run of Hamilton.
25. The work hard
Milo did a whopping 223 push ups for the karate practice scene.
26. Metz was practically bankrupt
When Metz first got the role of Kate, she had 81 cents to her name.
27. They are like a family
The cast keeps in touch with a group message chat when they are not shooting.