This is… John Legend?
When “This Is Us” returns on January 14, the Pearson family will be joined by the EGOT winner! As shocked and excited as fans were to learn of the musician's upcoming role, no one was more confused than wife Chrissy Teigen.
Legend’s guest appearance was first teased during a brief promo that aired on NBC Sunday night during the Golden Globe Awards.
Now, E! News has confirmed that “The Voice” coach will appear in the season four midseason premiere.
While little is known about Legend’s role, Entertainment Weekly believes that he will be playing himself, considering the promo showed him sitting behind a piano in a suit.
There are a few ways the series can incorporate Legend into the episode titled “Light and Shadows.”
Legend could be starring in a film alongside Kevin (Justin Hartley), he could cross paths with Kate (Chrissy Metz) as she pursues a music career in LA, or it could be an encounter with Randall (Sterling K. Brown), who “travels to Los Angeles to be with Rebecca" (Mandy Moore), according to the official episode synopsis.
The family drama is known for shocking fans, but the upcoming appearance was kept so tightly under wraps that even Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen, didn’t know anything about it.
Shortly after the promo aired, a fan tweeted the model asking, "Please tell us more about John on 'This Is Us,'" but Teigen was stumped herself.
Instead, she answered the request with a question asking fans what her husband will be doing on the show.
"I had no idea until now and still don’t get it? his song or himself?,” she hilariously replied.
Legend and Teigen just welcomed another family member to their household, an adopted little rescue puppy named Petey.