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Jon Huertas Has the Most Heartbreaking Connection to Kevin on This Is Us

"I see Kevin doing the same things that I did."

Jon Huertas As Miguel This Is Us Final Season

The Big ThreeKate (Chrissy Metz), Kevin (Justin Hartley), and Randall (Sterling K. Brown)—were very defined characters on This Is Us. They each had qualities you could identify with; that's why they were so interesting to watch. Whether it was Kate's journey to body acceptance, Kevin's battle with addiction, or Randall's issues with anxiety, This Is Us presented unapologetically human stories—and because of that, fans often saw themselves reflected on the show. 

But what about the actors? Did they ever see themselves represented on the series—particularly when it comes to the Big Three? NBC Insider asked several of the cast members which member of the Big Three they most identify with, and their answers may surprise you. Read on. 

Chris Sullivan (Toby)

The Big Three character he most identifies with: Randall

Why: "Anxiety."

Toby looking serious

Chrissy Metz (Kate)

The Big Three character she most identifies with: Kevin and Kate 

Why: "I really think that there’s a lot of similarities in Kevin and Kate. He’s been judged purely by the way he looks and just being a handsome guy—and not really for who he is and for who maybe he wants to be. So [Kate and Kevin], they’re opposite but absolutely the same." 

This Is Us 609 Chrissy Metz

Jon Huertas (Miguel)

The Big Three character he most identifies with: Kevin

Why: "The one thing that Kevin has always been doing is vying for his mother’s attention and affection, 'cause he felt like he wasn’t getting that attention like Randall was and like Kate was. And so that’s what I did as a kid with my own mother. In fact, I excelled in football, and I thought I wanted to be a professional football player. Then, I became an actor. I thought if I excelled in football, if I’m really good at football, my mom would want to come see me play football, and she’d be so proud of me. And if I'm an actor and I am working, if I get any sort of recognition or notoriety or just a career, then my mom will like me and appreciate me and love me and want to support me. I see Kevin doing the same things that I did. I’ve always felt that about Kevin's character. 

Jon Huertas As Miguel This Is Us Final Season

Susan Kelechi Watson (Susan)

The Big Three character she most identifies with: Kevin

Why: Always, from day one, I've told Justin I identify with his character. There is something in what he struggles with and the things that he goes through and the way that he lives his life. I don't know what it is. I can't say it's the same for me at all, but there is something about his journey that really resonates with me.

Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth

Stream the final episodes of This Is Us now on Peacock. 

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