American actress Susan Kelechi Watson is currently playing Beth in the NBC drama series called ‘This is us’. Susan is very suitable for the role and her chemistry with her on-screen match Randall played by Sterling K. Brown is so adorable and natural.
While Brown had just finished a series before he bagged this role, in the case of Susan it was completely different, as she said. It was like we would have lost Susan if she had not landed this role.
Susan had a long gap in between her last role and the present character she portrays in ‘This is us’. Talking about her thoughts when she had no acting work, Susan told MTV:
“A month before I booked ‘This is us’, I was like, ‘Maybe I should move to Montreal and work in a coffee shop,’ “
“I had friends who were praying for me. I was leaning on a support system to believe for me when I was finding it difficult to still believe the dream for myself.”
Luckily, she gained self-confidence. She said:
“All of the sudden I just believed again, like, I didn’t come this far for it not to happen. I’m going to enjoy this again,’”
Luck sided with her again when the Susan and Brown came to know that both are MFA from NYU. Their wavelengths matched and gelled well on the set. She said of Brown:
“…I just trust him and I believe that he trusts me as well. We get into the scene and we’re just in it. I don’t even really know how to explain it. We just both understand the circumstances of it and we’re both in loving relationships. So I think we understand the context of that and be in that. We’re growing to understand our characters more and more, and at the base level of this couple is trust and love.”
Susan also mentioned how her character has been shaped by taking her views into consideration since she is from Jamaica and the character is also Jamaican. She said:
“They’ll come in and check with me about certain things about my culture because Beth is Jamaican and I’m Jamaican-American. They ask questions. They’re a curious group.”
Susan Kelechi Watson’s career
Susan was seen as Paula in the TV episode of Hack in 2004. She also played Andrea Davis in ‘The Jury’. In 2004-2005, Susan did ‘Third Watch’ for 12 episodes. She was also seen in an episode of ‘Law and Order: Trial by Jury’. In 2007, she was seen as Elle King in ‘Kidnapped’. She had also acted in the TV movie called ‘Alibi’. She did Numb3rs in 2008. Between 2004 to 2009, Susan featured in Law and Order.
In 2011, Susan did ‘The Good Wife’. She also starred in the TV movie ‘And we’re out of time’. Her memorable role was that of Janet in Louie (2012 to 2014). She worked as Ellie in 4 episodes of The Blacklists (2013-2016). Besides ‘This is us’, Susan also bagged Divorce in which she played Victoria Tuckson in one episode in 2016.
Susan Kelechi Watson’s personal life
Susan was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the USA. Her birthday is on 11 November and birth year is 1981 making her 35 years of age now. She is born to Jamaican parents and she learned dancing as well in her childhood. She had graduated from Howard University’s School of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C.
She has also done her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program.
She is not married and is sans a husband. She has no boyfriend and is single.
Reference: Wikipedia.org, people.com