Mandy Moore is a perfect fit for everyone’s favorite – and at times complicated – mom, Rebecca Pearson on This Is Us. Fans aren’t the only ones who are grateful that the actress is a part of the NBC series. In fact, Moore wanted to be a part of the Pearson family as soon as she heard about the show.
During her cover star interview for Cosmopolitan’s March 2018 issue, Moore opened up about what she was looking for career-wise when This Is Us came along, and we are so happy she was ready to take on such a complex role.
“Before I got the part, I was making massive changes in my personal life and was looking to echo that in my work. I was waiting for something different that would allow me to dig deep,” Moore told Cosmopolitan in their latest issue. “I knew I was capable, but I couldn’t get any momentum, and I had just been crushed by three failed pilot seasons. When I read the script for This Is Us, I told my agent, ‘I will do absolutely anything to be a part of this.'”
Seriously could you imagine someone else filling the shoes of Rebecca on This Is Us? We can’t, and when it comes to the rest of the cast, they too are a perfect fit — even according to Moore. When asked to describe her co-stars in one word, her replies prove what we’ve always known about the cast… they are all amazing.
When talking about her on-screen husband, Milo Ventimiglia, she said “boundless,” plus “just the greatest in every way.” Her children on the show are equally as wonderful in her eyes and we really want to be a part of this family.
She described Chrissy Metz as “spectacular,” Sterling K. Brown as “majestic” and Justin Hartley as “magnificent.” We know Moore isn’t actually the mother to these actors, but she does gush over them like she is!
This Is Us returns on February 4, 2018 at 7: 30 p.m. (after the Super Bowl) on NBC.
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