‘This Is Us’ Star Justin Hartley Talks Impact of Character’s Addiction

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By Allie Yang

Original Source: abcnews.go.com

Justin Hartley, who plays heartthrob Kevin Pearson on “This Is Us,” opened up to “The View” about how his character’s addiction impacted him and inspired fans to share their story.

Hartley says Kevin’s struggles have inspired people to “reach out” to him.

“It touches people,” Hartley said of Kevin’s story. “People walk up to me all the time telling me intimate, personal stories — strangers!”

He also discussed Kevin’s story with his friend and recovery activist Ryan Leaf. “He went through a similar addiction and he has come out on the other side and … now … he speaks to schools and he travels the country and he’s an amazing human being.”

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