'Ted Lasso' cast talk mental health at White House

The cast of Apple TV+'s "Ted Lasso" visited the White House to discuss the importance of talking about mental health with President Joe Biden.
3:26 | 03/20/23

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- I just want to say that on behalf of myself, everyone here with me today, and the numerous other folks that it takes to make our show, Ted Lasso, it is sincerely an honor to visit the White House and to have the opportunity to speak to the President and to the First Lady about the importance of mental health. So, like, 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 or had been that someone, ourselves, actually, that's struggled, that's felt isolated, that's felt anxious, that has felt alone, right? And it's actually one of the many things that-- believe it or not-- that we all have in common as human beings. And so that means that it's something that we can all and should talk about with one another when we're feeling that way or when we recognize that in someone feeling that way. So please, we encourage everyone-- and it's a big theme of the show, is, like-- to check in with your neighbor, your coworker, your friends, your family and ask how they're doing and listen sincerely. I mean, you all ask questions for a living, but you also listen for a living. So who am I preaching to-- the choir, that is-- OK? And while, look, 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 it doesn't need to be that way. And if you can ask for that help from a professional-- fantastic. If it needs to be a loved one-- equally as good in a lot of ways because sometimes you just need to let that pressure valve release. The President is working on, in his own team-- although his team is real. Our team is make believe. And don't think I don't know that. Despite what the people at FIFA and EA will tell you, we are actually a make-believe team. But they're working very hard to make sure that that option is available to as many Americans as possible. Now, look, I know in this town, a lot of folks don't always agree, right, and don't always feel heard, seen, listened to-- yes? But I truly believe that we should all do our best to help take care of each other. That's my own personal belief. I think that's something that everyone up here on stage believes. And that's things we talk about in the writers' room and we talk about in the editing room and everything in between. And just like-- we just want to emulate these make-believe folks that we all play at AFC Richmond and the way they take care of one another. That is the wish fulfillment of the show, aside from me playing coach and these guys being professional footballers. It's like, that's a big part of the show. Now, I can't help but take this opportunity to take at least one question. So, please-- yeah? REPORTER: [INAUDIBLE]. - Ahh-- wait. Hold on here. [MUMBLING] Decorum, right? That was the word we were using-- decorum? Yes, sir, familiar face-- hi. JAMES LANCE: Trent Crimm-- [CHUCKLING] --fake journalist. [LAUGHTER] - Yes, sir. Yes, Trent, nice to see you. JAMES LANCE: How do you feel about Kansas City being one of the named hosting cities for the 2026 World Cup? - Ooh, here I was hoping for a softball. OK, um, you know what? I'm very excited. Truth be told, yeah, Kansas City going to be one of these teams. I mean, I love this town. What I am genuinely worried about is once we get all these folks from all over the world to come to Kansas City and see our city, eat our food, meet our people-- you're going to have a lot of folks that won't want to move away. That's what I'm worried about. That's it for us, all right? Thank you very much. All right, see you guys. Thank you, sincerely, so much for having us and putting up with this. Now on to, uh, greener pastures. [LAUGHTER]

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