The series premiere episode of ‘This Is Us’ featured the beginning of a beautiful romance between Kate and Toby. HollywoodLife.com talked EXCLUSIVELY to Chris Sullivan, who plays Toby, about where Toby and Kate are headed as the season goes on.
Toby (Chris Sullivan) became an instant favorite among fans after the premiere of This Is Us, which airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. Toby is all about looking on the bright side, no matter what. When he first crossed paths with Kate (Chrissy Metz), sparks flew all over the place. So what’s next for this pairing?
“You can expect a great deal of levity from him,” Chris told HollywoodLife.com at PaleyFest 2016. “You can expect a great deal of love from him. You can expect a romance for the ages between him and Kate.”
Toby seems like the perfect guy for Kate. But Chris admitted that things aren’t always going to be so seamless for Kate and Toby. “They’ve got a lot to get through,” he continued. “They’ve got a lot of body image stuff to get through, they’ve got a lot of relationship stuff to deal with, but they seem to be handling it with grace and with humor.”
One of Kate’s biggest obstacles is her weight. She’s on a mission to lose weight, and Toby is going to be by her side through her journey. While Toby is going to be trying to get Kate to not be so hard on herself, Toby is going to be learning a lot from Kate as well. “I think Toby is learning how to be himself and not have to put on a show,” he said. “I think he puts on a show for a lot of people, as do most people. I think through connecting with Kate they get to know their true selves.”
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