Though Toby’s brush with death dramatically changed his perspective on his own life and future with Kate (more on that in a second), the passionate response to the character’s fate following the cliffhanger in the fall finale was humbling for actor Chris Sullivan.
I am relieved to not to have to answer that question anymore. (Laughs.) It was all anybody wanted to talk about over the holidays and so now I don’t have to keep the secret anymore. He made it.
You put people’s health in danger and then you mix romantic feelings and then you add all kinds of painkillers and medication, you’re bound to get some interesting and funny situations.
That’s the difference in getting serious, taking things seriously. Everything can’t be all jokes and fun. That’s when we get down to the nitty-gritty.