Mandy Moore has had a long career in Hollywood but playing Rebecca Pearson on “This Is Us” is a “privilege”.
Moore is on the cover of the September issue of Vera Magazine for Virgin Atlantic where she talks about taking part in the hit show.
“It’s been the privilege of my career thus far, portraying this woman and every different iteration of her life and all of the challenges that she faces. She’s a complete bad***,” Moore told the publication.
Moore stars opposite Milo Ventimiglia as her husband Jack and their three children played by Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley and Sterling K. Brown which is going into its fourth season.
As the show jumps back and forth through time it sees Rebecca near the end of her life, bed stricken at the close of season three. The star said it took “six hours of hair and make-up” to age her.
“It was the last thing we shot for this season and walking on set, people kind of avoided my gaze, avoided eye contact,” she explained.
“I understood – it was jarring to look in the mirror for me, too. There’s something really humbling about being in that moment, but also utterly heart-breaking. I won’t say it’s the final moments of her life, but the end is definitely near and that’s hard, for the audience and the actor.”
Being a part of “This Is Us” has taught Moore about how important family is.
“I’m excited about hopefully having kids and grandkids one day,” she said about husband singer/songwriter Taylor Goldsmith.
“I’m excited about living all of the lives that Rebecca lives. Being part of this show has really deepened my appreciation for what our definition of family is and what’s really important in life. And it’s the big universal things,” she added.
“When you strip away all the madness that happens in the world nowadays, the only thing that’s really important is family and friends.”