At Sunday night’s SAG Awards in LA, the cast of This Is Us won big. Not only did Sterling K. Brown make history as the first black man to win for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama category, but the whole cast got an amazing surprise: they all made it on the winners list for outstanding performance by an ensemble cast in a TV drama. Sterling was quick to gush about his This Is Us family when he stepped backstage to field questions in the press room, and before long, the rest of the cast joined him as well.
Amid all the celebration, one journalist asked the cast about the Time’s Up initiative, which is aiming to make real changes in the workplace, in Hollywood, and beyond. Specifically, what would they say to young women who are trying to get into the industry? Naturally, Mandy Moore and Susan Kelechi Watson, who respectively play Rebecca and Beth on This Is Us, weighed in with their thoughts. “I’m honored to support the movement,” Mandy said. “I think everyone on this stage is honored to support the movement. I think we all feel encouraged by the momentum forward, and that it’s a conversation, and that we all can participate and be agents of change.”