In the spirit of benevolence, the cast of Ted Lasso took a trip to the White House on Monday to deliver a very special message to everyone. They met with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, who also listened to their advocacy.
The cast was joined by secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in the briefing room to discuss the importance of raising awareness on mental health issues. As the Ted Lasso series comes to end with Season 3, it is only timely to leave a good impression.
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The Cast Of Apple TV’s Ted Lasso Brings An Important Message To The White House
Speaking inside the briefing room with several reporters in front of him, Jason Sudeikis relayed his message for everyone going through tough times (via People):
“No matter who you are, no matter where you live, no matter who you voted for, we all — probably, I assume — we all know someone who has… struggled, that’s felt isolated, that’s felt anxious, that’s felt alone.”
The actor, who portrays the titular character in the show, encouraged the public to check on their friends and family members. He also added that people should take care of each other. He addressed the stigma surrounding the need to ask for help, and why some people are afraid to do so:
“While it’s easier said than done, we also have to know that we shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help ourselves. And that does take a lot, especially when it’s something that has such a negative stigma to it such as mental health, and that doesn’t need to be that way.”
Sudeikis was joined by his co-stars Toheeb Jimoh and Hannah Waddingham, alongside Ted Lasso co-creator Brendan Hunt and writer Brett Goldstein, on the stage.
The Emmy Award-winning TV series first aired in August 2020, and while the show is coming to a close, Sudeikis told Deadline that they have “set the table” for a spin-off.
“I think that we’ve set the table for all sorts of folks… to get to watch the further telling of these stories. It’s really kind of folks to even consider that because you never know what’s gonna happen when you make things. The fact that people want more, even if it’s a different avenue, is lovely.”
Sudeikis also shared that the planned continuation of the series is a huge compliment for him.
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Ted Lasso Fans Show Support For Cast’s Advocacy On Mental Health Awareness
Fans also gave their reactions to Ted Lasso cast’s unexpected visit to the White House. Many praised them for bringing to light an issue that the public normally neglects or is given little attention to. Check out their tweets below:
This is awesome. I suffer with mental health & this is very important to me. Thank you.
— yram66 (@PatsBrat66) March 20, 2023
I love THIS SO MUCH!!!! ❤️❤️❤️
— Jo 🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) March 20, 2023
Yes mental health is real. So many people need it specifically the trans community.
— Mustlovecats (@Norma_Jean___) March 20, 2023
Thank you so much to #JasonSudeikis – mental health issues are human ones & there’s no shame in dealing with issues out in the open; with dignity & compassion. What I find heartbreaking is if someone feels isolated because of society’s denial, judgement or aversion about topic!
— Valerie White 🌊 (@trustingmyvibes) March 20, 2023
Thank you Jason and the cast members bringing light and focus to something we have all known or suffered ourselves or around our circles of life. 🙏🙏🙏
— karen langsam (@karen_langsam) March 20, 2023
With Sudeikis confirming the final season of the Ted Lasso series, saying it is “the end of this story that we wanted to tell, that we were hoping to tell, that we loved to tell,” fans could only wait and hope for their return in a new iteration in the form of a spin-off.
All seasons of Ted Lasso are available to stream via Apple TV.
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