If you’re an avid TV watcher, there’s a good chance Justin Hartley has been on your radar for some time—from his breakout four-year run on the supernatural soap opera Passions and his recent two-year stint on The Young and the Restless (for which he earned an Emmy nomination for lead actor) to 16 episodes of Mistresses and 12 episodes of Revenge. His role as 36-year-old Kevin on NBC’s critically acclaimed drama This Is Us, however, may prove to be his biggest hit. To hear what Justin has to say about his shirtless scenes and his soap opera past, click here to read the Glamour interview.
Quitting a job you hate can be an exhilarating feeling. The immediate aftermath, though… not so much.
In this exclusive sneak peek at the second episode of NBC’s This Is Us (Tuesday, 10/9c), TV heartthrob Kevin (Justin Hartley) struggles with what to do next after walking off the set of his cheesy sitcom The Manny. He shares his fears with twin sister Kate (Chrissy Metz)
This fall, Hartley is coming to NBC with This Is Us, a highly anticipated new series that debuted its trailer on YouTube to monster views some months ago, about an interconnected group of people who share the same birthdays. The 39-year-old Chicago native stars as Kevin, a handsome actor who has grown bored of his bachelor lifestyle. Meanwhile, in real life, Hartley’s a handsome actor who recently got engaged to his Y&R co-star Chrishell Stause. In this edition of This Course, Hartley takes us into his world of television. The goal of the ongoing series of food and conversation is to keep things as transparent as possible. It’s essentially an open dialogue, in this instance over lunch at Granville in Studio City, where we discuss a myriad of things, including the actor’s journey to here, the things he has learned, and his return to primetime with This Is Us. You can read what he had to say here.
It was surprising when Justin Hartley returned to daytime television as Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless, because he had been doing so well in primetime with roles on Mistresses, Revenge and Emily Owens, M.D. But the former Passions star knew something the rest of us didn’t know: He had an out for the right primetime television show and when he got the script for This Is Us, he knew it was the one. To see what he had to say about whether or not he is more successful in real life than his character on ‘This Is Us’, visit Parade by clicking here.
It feels like it’s the golden age of nostalgia TV with so many former beloved series returning to the small screen recently. Fuller House is working on season 2, the upcoming Gilmore Girls revival will premiere on Netflix in November, and the small screen version of Lethal Weapon is premiering this fall on FOX, to name just a few. While People’s Choice was attending PaleyFest in Los Angeles, we asked actor Justin Hartley, who’s now starring in NBC’s new drama, This is Us, if he would ever be interested in participating in a Smallville revival if it were to come to fruition.
Hartley, who played the character of Oliver Queen for five years on the long-running Superman-based series, says that his answer would be an unequivocal yes. Be sure to check out the video below.