Last updated on January 6th, 2023 at 04:54 pm
Lyric Ross: While the Pearson family’s immediate members – Rebecca, Jack, and ‘TheBig Three,’ Kevin, Kate, and Randall – are the focus of the NBC popular drama This Is Us, another person’s life is being examined this season.
When Randall and his wife Beth decided to start a family, they chose to adopt Deja, an adolescent daughter.
Deja’s efforts to fit in with her new family, as well as her budding connection with her new boyfriend, Malik, have recently taken centre stage in the storey.
Lyric Ross, a sixteen-year-old actress, plays Deja, a role she was first ecstatic to be cast in.
The young performer was even more ecstatic when she realised that her character would be getting more screen time this season.
Ross, on the other hand, was apprehensive about his transition from guest star to series regular.
“It was just so shocking to me that [the producers] decided to keep me,” Ross adds, “but I’m still nervous because I’m always so hard on myself when it comes to my performances.”
“I knew I’d have to raise up my game with this fantastic cast.”
Ross says she works hard to uncover what her character is actually feeling in the moment in order to get into the mentality to execute the intensive scene work that is asked of her.
“Once I realise that, all I have to do is make sure to elicit those feelings.”
Ross spends a lot of time with Sterling K. Brown, who plays her father on the programme and is a two-time Emmy winner.
She adds of working with Brown, “Sterling is one of those people that practically every time he does a scene, he does it a little differently, and I adore that.”
“It’s so unexpectedly amazing because I never want to get to the point where I can predict what he’ll do next. I always enjoy a challenge like that, where you don’t know what’s going to happen next.”
Ross said she doesn’t want to know too much about her character’s future when it comes to what’s next.
“All I want to do now is read the next script and be astonished. People that watch always predict some fairly bizarre things that they believe will occur. I’m not interested in becoming involved in any of it.
I really want to concentrate on what’s going on right now.”
Ross confesses that her personal life influences her work.
“There’s someone in my family with whom I’m not particularly close, and we’ve attempted to bond a little, but we’ve had trouble connecting.
So I understand how Deja feels when she first meets this family – she feels like she doesn’t know them and is unsure how to handle the situation.”
Deja once attacked her new father’s Mercedes with a baseball bat in one of her most rebellious deeds.
Ross chuckles as she describes the scenario, saying, “Oh yeah, I was frightened to do that because [the crew] told me there were specific places of the automobile I shouldn’t hit.”
As a result, it was a little difficult to build up the emotion I needed for the sequence while still remembering to hit at the right spots.
But after I got it done, it was fine. Then I was ready to do it again, and it was a lot of fun this time.”