Celebrity Interviews

‘This Is Us’ Star Susan Kelechi Watson On Her Role on The Hit Show and Portraying Blue Ivy Carter

Susan Kelechi Watson and Sterling K Brown have proven to be the perfect pairing to bring their marriage to life and have it resonate with all of us on the hit show This Is Us. She has won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble. And was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The work she has put in has been amazing and people are taking notice. For those who do not have a Tidal subscription, Susan was recently cast by Ava Duvernay to portray Blue Ivy Carter in the future as the President of the United States in Jay-Z’s ‘Family Feud’ video.

She stopped by Sway In The Morning to talk about how her role on This Is Us came about and evolved over time. Check out the full interview below and be sure to catch her in This Is Us at 9 PM ET on NBC.


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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