‘This is Us’ Star Justin Hartley on the Tom Cruise Movie that Makes Him Cry Every Time

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 5:40 PM, January 16, 2017

Aired August 8, 2017

"This is Us" star Justin stopped by to chat with Rach and revealed that the 1986 film that made Tom Cruise mega-famous, "Top Gun," makes him cry every time: “I feel so bad for Maverick. When Goose dies, I’m like, it’s his best friend, they did everything together!”

When it comes to the success of "This is Us," Justin told Rach, “People often ask me, ‘Did you know it was going be to such a big hit?’ There’s no way that you could possibly predict that, of course, but when I read the script [for the first time], I thought, ‘This is special. I’ve never read anything quite this good in my life.’”

TV veteran Justin is no newbie to the small screen, having starred in “The Young and the Restless” and “Smallville,” and though he plays a manny on TV, he’s also no stranger to parenting, being the dad to 12-year-old daughter Isabella. He shared that he’s not looking forward to her next birthday: “I am horrified of her turning 13. And it’s not her, I’m worried about, it’s the teenage boys i’m worried about, because she’s beautiful and she’s smart.”

But he added that he has a plan in place, “She knows that I am not afraid to intimidate people.”

Watch the video to see him play a game of hoops with a twist -- every time he misses, he has to do a dare!

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