“That guy hasn’t said one word about his parents,” notes Chris Sullivan about his character Toby’s mystery family on NBC’s “This Is Us.” “Eighteen episodes, no parents. He’s a test tube kid, apparently. He’s a science experiment gone terribly right.” Above, watch our fun Chris Sullivan interview filmed on the red carpet at PaleyFest 2017.
Sullivan plays fan-favorite Toby Damon on “This Is Us,” the new fiance of Chrissy Metz‘s Kate Pearson. When we last saw Toby in the season finale, he was supporting Kate’s decision to become a singer, just like her mother (Mandy Moore).
We press Sullivan about whether we’ll get anymore information on Toby’s parents in Season 2, and he says, “I don’t know what his parents do. I’ve got no expectations. I’ll let the writers let me know, and we’ll go from there.”
“Are you jinxing us right now?” asks a deadpan Sullivan about the potential awards onslaught that could happen for the show come Emmy time. “Is that what’s happening? Jinxing us on camera. I’m ready for whatever comes because I drink a lot of water, I get a lot of sleep and I pump iron. So I’m ready.”
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