Chrissy Metz, actress and singer, plays Kate Pearson on This Is Us. In an exclusive interview with People Now, Chrissy discusses some of the crew’s plans for Season 5. Season 4 finished with several loose ends, leaving fans questioning what comes next. Chrissy says that Season 5 will show more of Kate’s past and that the first episode will feature “something big.” Additionally, Sterling K. Brown, who plays Randall Pearson, talks about what to expect in the new season.
The missing pieces of Kate’s background
In her interview with People Now, Chrissy notes that viewers haven’t seen the whole picture of Kate’s past. She says that This Is Us Season 5 will reveal “some experiences that shaped Kate as a woman, as an adult, that we haven’t seen yet.” While Chrissy won’t spill exactly what happens in Season 5, she does mention that it’s something traumatic. Perhaps it has to do with the relationship abuse she experienced while dating Marc. But, the details remain a mystery as Chrissy says that fans could never predict the drama that unfolds in Season 5.
Dan Fogelman, producer of This Is Us, wanted to check with Chrissy to make sure that she’s comfortable with his Season 5 plans. Based on Dan’s asking for permission, it seems that Season 5 will cover some touchy topics. However, this didn’t scare Chrissy away. She told Dan, “Let’s do it, I think it’s super important.” So, fans should be prepared for some tear-jerking scenes when Season 5 comes out. According to Chrissy, a common theme to look out for in Season 5 is “birth and rebirth.”
Another This Is Us star spills Season 5 details
Chrissy isn’t the only one talking about This Is Us Season 5. Earlier this month, Sterling hinted at a deeper explanation of Miguel and Rebecca’s relationship. He also mentioned that he’s excited to see how Kate and Toby handle the adoption of Hailey. Additionally, Season 5 will explore more of Randall’s past.
As usual, the Season 5 premiere will show the triplets celebrating their birthday. However, Sterling points out that Kevin and Randall are still not speaking to one another at this point. Will Randall celebrate his birthday away from Kevin and Kate?
Season 5 filming plans
This Is Us Season 5 production was originally going to start in July but has been delayed due to the coronavirus. Although the first episode has been written, the cast and crew can’t start filming yet. Jon Huertas, who plays the role of Miguel, said that they are tentatively planning on getting back to work this fall. However, if the pandemic worsens, filming will be pushed back to January 2021.
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