*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
Since coming out in season three of This Is Us, Eris Baker’s character Tess has struggled to find her footing with her new identity. When the family moved to Philadelphia, Tess saw it as the perfect opportunity to be out once and for all. But, as we saw in last night’s season four, episode three, that’s easier said than done.
When we spoke with Baker, she explained Tess’s plight and dished on what the remainder of the season has in store for her.
“Tess is definitely struggling to come out at her school. She was so excited to start fresh and that she wouldn’t have to come out because the people at this school don’t know about her,” the 14-year-old This Is Us star explained. “She could already be out but she’s so hesitant and afraid to come out that fear is taking over her and she has a wall and won’t let her guard down.”