In a trio of sweet video messages, three of his fellow cast members gushed with pride for Hartley, “Justin’s hosting Ellen!” Sterling K. Brown yelled, a.k.a. Randall Pearson on the show. “I know you’re going to be absolutely fantastic, bro. Can’t wait to see the show. Go ahead and murder it for me.”
Susan Kelechi Watson, who plays Beth Pearson, chimed in next: “This is amazing because Ellen and you are so much alike. You are both full of goodness, and you are full of kindness.” Mandy Moore a.k.a mom on This Is Us — gave a bit of advice to Hartley. Was it motherly advice? You can be the judge. “I know that you’re going to be great — I know beyond a shadow of a doubt,” she said. “But if you find yourself losing the crowd or getting nervous, you can always dance … or take your shirt off. I think that would win them over.”
Hartley’s well wishes don’t just come from his onscreen crew. He also showed off some fan-made gear that you can buy on Etsy. “We have some of the best fans in the world,” he said. “They get really creative. And it turns out some of them create their own themed products, and they sell them on Etsy.”
First up: A wineglass with a picture of Hartley on it. “You’re never drinking alone if you’re drinking out of a Justin Hartley wineglass,” Hartley said. “Unless, of course, you’re me, and then you’ve never been lonelier.”
Other Etsy finds include an “unofficial coloring and activity book” and a pillowcase embellished with a photo of Hartley. “It’s only $14.99, which is great,” Hartley joked. “You can sleep with me for 14 dollars and 99 cents. It’s just like when I was in college.”
As for us, we’re off to Etsy to browse the wares.