"Ted Lasso" cast to team up with Bidens at White House to promote mental health and well-being

Jason Sudeikis attends the Apple original series "Ted Lasso" Season 3 red carpet premiere eventin Los Angeles, California, earlier this month. Photo: Emma McIntyre/WireImage

The "Ted Lasso" cast will team up with President Biden and first lady Jill Biden to "discuss the importance of mental health" and well-being during a visit to the White House on Monday, the administration announced.

The big picture: President Biden tweeted a reference to the visit in a Sunday post featuring a photo of a sign stating "BELIEVE" above a door in the White House — a nod to a poster with that message displayed above the office of coach Ted Lasso, played by Jason Sudeikis, in the locker room in the hit Apple TV+ show about fictional soccer team AFC Richmond.

  • The issue of mental health has been a key storyline in the Emmy Award-winning show, with Lasso having therapy following panic attacks.
  • Cast members Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Jeremy Swift, Toheeb Jimoh, Kola Bokinni, Cristo Fernandez, Billy Harris and James Lance are expected to join Sudeikis for the White House meeting, per an emailed statement from Apple TV+ announcing the news.

What they're saying: Apple TV+ noted in its statement that "Ted Lasso" has "inspired the world through its universal themes around optimism, kindness, and determination and the Lasso philosophy to 'believe.'"

Editor's note: This article has been updated with additional comment from the White House and Apple TV+.

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