As the reformed player Kevin Pearson on family tearjerker This Is Us, he melts hearts on the regular. Off-screen? Same.
an honest conversation with the hottie who plays Kevin on This is us.
Keepin’ it casual
“When I was in my 20s, my mom told me, ‘Put everything you have into a relationship— but remember, it’s probably not your last.’ In other words, have fun and let things go. It’s okay to be a little selfish—you have to find the line between being reasonably selfish and being a complete dick.”
the truth Hurts
“The last thing you should do is tell someone what you think they want to hear just because you don’t want to hurt their feelings. It’s just a matter of time before they find out and you hurt them even more. It’s hard to be up-front, but it’s definitely the best thing to do.”
When to commit
“You have to take your time, and you have to see how someone reacts when things aren’t going great—when they get fired or a friend betrays them or they’re mad at you. If they’re unpredictable and you don’t know what you’re going to get from day to day, it’s the worst.”
raising the bar
“I used to work as a bartender, and I loved it. It’s so interesting to see people’s game. I’ve heard every pickup line possible—and I’ve seen some awful ones work. Seriously, I’ve seen ‘Do you come here often?’ work more than a dozen times. But you also learn things. Like, dudes, just because a woman is out with her friends at a bar does not mean that she wants you to talk to her!”