This is Us…Now

Listen to our weekly recaps of NBC’s new hit, This is Us

This is Us…Now Interviewing ‘Ron Cephas Jones’ - 03/27/17

April 4th, 2017


Ron Cephas Jones a New Jersey native, has had a successful career in television, film and stage. His film credits include He Got Game (1998), Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Half Nelson (2006), and Across The Universe (2007). Jones has also performed in several theatrical productions with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois; appeared as the title character of Shakespeare's Richard III with The Public Theater in New York City, New York, as well as other Off Broadway productions. Jones has served as an understudy or standby in several Broadway theatre productions.

Of course we all know him as one of the most beloved characters on NBC's This is Us. Ron plays William Hill, the biological father of Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown). William could not parent Randall and left him at a fire house after his mother died. Randall was then adopted by Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) Pearson. 

Luckily, we got to sit down with Ron and discuss what its like playing one of the coolest characters on television, working with Sterling, and what he did to developed and create William. 

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This is Us…Now Interviewing ‘Siddhartha Khosla’ - 03/17/17

March 23rd, 2017


Siddhartha Khosla is a film and television composer, and singer/songwriter/producer of the critically acclaimed band, Goldspot.

Siddhartha is currently scoring NBC’s hit Golden Globe-nominated drama series, “This Is Us,” starring Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, and Sterling K. Brown. The show is television’s biggest breakout hit of the year, adored by both audiences and critics alike. Within the series (Episode 16 “Memphis”) Khosla also composed the popular hit song, “We Can Always Come Back To This,” ranking #12 on iTunes Top 100 songs. He is also scoring the Lionsgate TV drama “The Royals,” which gives an inside look into the lives of a dysfunctional British royal family, starring Elizabeth Hurley.  Upcoming for Khosla is the musical film "Basmati Blues,” for which he composed original songs, starring Academy Award-winner Brie Larson and Golden Globe Award-winner Donald Sutherland. He also composed the upcoming feature comedy “Fat Camp,” starring Chris Redd and Vivica A. Fox, and the film drama “Liv/The Sounding,” starring Teddy Sears and Frankie Faison. 

We had the chance to sit down with Siddhartha and it turned into a beautiful musicial masterpiece. 

Make sure you follow him on Twitter @SiddKhoslaMusic

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This is Us…Now Recapping ‘Moonshadow’ - 03/14/17

March 17th, 2017


Jack heads to Cleveland to make things right with Rebecca on the night of her first big gig with the band, while remembering his past with a friend named Daryl. Meanwhile, Randall, Kate and Kevin make big decisions about their futures.

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This is Us…Now Recapping ‘What Now?’ - 03/07/17

March 8th, 2017


The entire Pearson family gather at Randall's for an unusual party; Kevin and Sophie's relationship deepens on the night of his play's premiere; Kate struggles to open up to Toby about her father's death; and tensions are high between Jack and Rebecca as she leaves on tour with her band.

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This is Us…Now Recapping ‘Memphis’ - 02/21/17

March 3rd, 2017


Randall drives William to Memphis, his hometown. Intermittently, William's relationship with his mother while growing up is shown, where she leaves him as a young adult to take care of relatives in Pittsburgh. William at the time is playing in a cover band in his cousin's club, where he begins to write music to grow the band until he learns his mother is sick and decides to move to Pittsburgh.

Thank you Hannah Miller for the special gift you gave to fans in this podcast and for co-hosting with us. Follow Hannah Miller @Hannahmiller and make sure to download her song here:

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This is Us…Now Interviewing ‘Jermel Nakia’ - 02/23/17

February 28th, 2017


“Kyle” introduced us to actor Jermel Nakia, who plays young William. Nakia is such a good actor that for weeks fans thought that "young" William and "present" William (played by Ron Cephas Jones) were the same person. 

Nakia has acted in a couple of short films and movies before landing the role of "young" William on 'This is Us.' Nakia has the ability to act without even uttering a single word. One of the most memorable scenes that Nakia is in has become known as "the bus scene" where we see the happiness that is Shakespeare, falling in love, and the downfall of drugs. 

Nakia seamlessly plays William with such grace and talent that it makes us all want to learn more about William's past and see as much of him as possible. Nakia really shined in the latest episode and has proven his spot in the 'This is Us' family forever.

We had the chance to sit down with Jermel Nakia and discuss how he got the gig, what it was like meeting Ron Cephas Jones, and ultimately how he acted and prepared for the "Memphis" episode. 

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This is Us…Now Interviewing ‘Denis O’Hare’ - 02/21/17

February 21st, 2017


“Last Christmas” introduced us to a new character Jessie, played by the multi-talented playwright, theatre thespian, actor, and overall renaissance man: Denis O'Hare. O'Hare enters the story via William's character (Ron Cephas Jones) and we slowly learn just how important Jessie is in William's life. So much is revealed as the two characters come together for the first time in awhile.

We had the chance to sit down with Denis O'Hare and discuss whats coming up for William and Jessie -- and what fans can expect from O'Hare such as his latest projects and of course American Horror Story's new season.  

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This Is Us…Now Recapping ‘Jack Pearson’s Son’ - 02/14/17

February 15th, 2017


Kevin faces nerves about the opening night of his play and gets help from an unexpected source. Randall's condition worsens to the breaking point leaving questions unanswered and Kate deals with Jack's death. Meanwhile, Jack and Rebecca try to celebrate Valentines Day but end up having a huge fight that leads to Jack making a rash decision. 

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This is Us…Now Interviewing ‘Adam Bartley” - 02/09/17

February 13th, 2017


Listen to Adam Bartley (Duke) talk about what its like working on NBC's hit show, This is Us. Bartley discusses his audition process, what its like working with Chrissy Metz, how it feels being the new one on the set, and whats to come in Cabin 13!

Don't forget to Tweet @ThisisUs__Now and @Adam_Bartley to let us know what you thought!

**Also check out Adam LIVE TODAY at 6pm PST/9pm EST on his Facebook - Adam Bartley Fan Page and afterwards he will be LIVE on his Instagram @AdamlBartley

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This is Us…Now Recapping ‘I Call Marriage’ - 02/07/17

February 8th, 2017


Toby throws a wrench in Kate's weight loss journey. Randall struggles to accept his father's deteriorating health. Miguel and Shelly break some devastating news to Jack and Rebecca, which makes them worry about their own relationship. Rebecca receives an amazing work opportunity. Kevin examines his romantic past.

Thanks to our special co-host, Andrea Towers -- @_atowers (entertainment writer, formerly of Entertainment Weekly)

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