Phylicia Rashad will guest star in an upcoming episode of NBC’s This is Us — She’ll play Beth’s mother
Phylicia Rashad, will play Carol, mother of Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) in episode Number 13, which focuses on Beth’s backstory
Two-time Emmy winner Rashad currently recurs as Diana Dubois on Fox’s Empire.
“We had conversations with them telling the direction we were going in, what Beth was like in the past and what’s going to happen for her in the future, that type of thing,” Watson said of the episode at the time.
“We have a really great new writer Eboni Freeman, [who is] the main writer on it, and some of it is her story, very personal to her. They found a way to create this really beautiful backstory, and a beginning of a resolution of Beth starting to get back on her footing again. And then we have some amazing surprises in it. It’s going to be a really powerful episode.
”This Is Us returns to NBC for the second half of its third season on January 15.