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This Is Us - Season 2 - Sylvester Stallone to Guest

A couple more Season 2 teases are available via Deadline.

Toward the end of today’s TCA session, Fogelman mentioned that Sylvester Stallone will guest star in a plotline surrounding Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) big movie which is directed by Ron Howard on the show. Fogelman gave props to Milo Ventimiglia for making that happen as he starred with Stallone in 2006’s Rocky Balboa. “We needed a big star for his movie,” said Fogelman, “and we’re really excited about the (episode) script.”

While Ventimiglia did the initial reach, his late character of Jack Pearson won’t appear in the scene with Stallone. Rather, Stallone’s character, a veteran actor “will be talking toward Jack Pearson” while speaking to Kevin. Essentially it’s a speech about life and lost fathers that Kevin and Stallone’s character have off-camera. The movie that they’re starring in is a war period piece and Kevin plays a young soldier. Fogelman when asked, mentioned it would be no surprise if Stallone is recognized for his This Is Us turn next Emmy season.