We all have a favorite line from This Is Us that stayed with us and resonated the most – and so does the NBC’s family drama cast!
Asked for the line from the show that resonated the most with them, the cast pointed mostly to the End
Sullivan picked the quote that young Kate (Mackenzie Hancsicsak) gives her family when they asked her how she prevailed in a game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. “I texted [Fogelman] immediately when I heard, ‘As long as I know where all of you are, I know where I’m going,'” said Sullivan. “Followed by just an expletive, because I was sitting in my office weeping. I didn’t realize that that is how I feel about my life — until Dan said it. That’s something I’m going to take with me forever.”
Susan Kelechi Watson
Watson selected a lyric from “The Forever Now,” the chart-topping song that Rebecca sang at Kate’s wedding. (“I’m starting to learn some silences shouldn’t be broken/just listеned to.”).
“That was just so deep to me,” she said. “I’m a big fan of… how to communicate without words, and something about listening to a silence for information and there being information in it, something to gather there without an overexplanation felt beautiful, and just felt very human, and just felt very poignant to me. That whole song just wrecked all of us every single time it was sang.”
Metz was particularly moved by an exchange from the penultimate episode, “The Train.” Explained the actress: “When Rebecca said, ‘Isn’t this quite sad?,’ And William says, ‘No, if it is, it’s because it meant something.’ If that don’t sum up this whole damn series, I don’t know what else does! That one — [overwhelmed with emotion] — whooo!”
Ventimiglia has two different lines that stuck with him.
“I’ve got one from the past where William was explaining what it was like to die and he was trying to hang onto moments, but it’s like ‘smoke passing through my fingers,'” recalled Ventimiglia. “I don’t remember the exact line, but that one has hung onto me for a very long time. Trying to hang onto a moment of life. “
His second selection came from the finale, when Jack echoes a line from Rebecca: “When the world puts something this obvious in front of you, you don’t just walk away from it.” Ventimiglia’s takeaway? “That was a big moment for me to be like, ‘Pay attention to life happening in front of you as it’s happening. Don’t let it pass. Be there. Be present. Recognize those good things that are coming into your life. Recognize when you could be that good thing in someone else’s life because the moment will pass, it’ll be gone, so just recognize it.”
What about you? What’s your favorite This Is Us line?
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