Why Mandy Moore Cried During Final “This Is Us” Scene With Milo Ventimiglia
It’s always hard to say goodbye. For Mandy Moore, saying farewell to the beloved show “This Is Us” might just be the most difficult one yet.
“This Is Us” is a critically-acclaimed TV series that has been tugging at everyone’s heartstrings for six seasons.
In an interview with Variety, Moore recounted her memories of filming the final scenes of the show. The final episode aired on May 24, 2022.
Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson and Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson in the American family drama television series This Is Us (Credit: NBC)
“It very much echoes the way you feel about the end of a very seminal part of your life. I take what William’s character said in the previous episode to heart – if something does make you sad, it’s because you really loved it while it was unfolding, while it was happening.”
The 38-year-old actress shared that keeping her tears at bay while filming the final scene was difficult. But it’s a good thing that she had co-star Milo Ventimiglia by her side through it all.
Mandy Moore in a red-and-black Azzedine AlaÏa dress with her on-screen husband Milo Ventimiglia at the premiere of NBC’s “This Is Us” Season 3 at Paramount Studios on September 25, 2018, in Hollywood, California (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)
“That’s my partner of six seasons and it’s like, ‘Wow, we really did this together. We were Mom and Dad.’”
She explained that Ventimiglia “had a tissue ball underneath the pillow for me. Each take, Milo would very gingerly help me flip the pillow over so you didn’t see the tear stains.”
Moore fondly recalled how her co-star would hand her “my little wad of tissues to sop up the tears.”
Mandy Moore got emotional filming her final This Is Us scenes with Milo Ventimiglia (Credit: NBC)
This kind of display was “so indicative of our relationship and the way we always supported each other and had each other’s back. It was effortless from the beginning, and it was effortless through the end.”
“I acknowledge that I will never, ever have an on-screen partner like Milo again. It’s so rare to connect with someone on that level. In every way, this job was once in a lifetime,” she concluded.
Well, the show might be ending, but Mandy Moore’s style is still flourishing.
Case in point: the Khoon Hooi Spring 2022 ensemble that she wore at this year’s PaleyFest LA. This all-black look was a welcome change as we’re used to seeing the actress in bright colors and striking patterns.
Mandy Moore in an all-black Khoon Hooi Spring 2022 ensemble during the “This Is Us” presentation at PaleyFest LA held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on April 2, 2022 (Credit: Collin Xavier / Image Press Agency / ABACA USA / INSTARimages)
She wore the sleeveless Alexandra top that featured an embellished bodice, subtle pleated detailing, and a feathered trim.
Moore styled it with the Helena skirt, which added a playful element to her look. She finished it off with a dark red lip, simple jewelry, and a pair of strappy heels.
Mandy Moore wearing a feathered top and wide fringe skirt during the “This Is Us” presentation at PaleyFest LA held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on April 2, 2022 (Credit: Collin Xavier / Image Press Agency / ABACA USA / INSTARimages)
Perhaps her best red carpet look to date is the ethereal Elie Saab dress she wore for this year’s Critics Choice Awards.
It was a stark contrast from the all-black Khoon Hooi ensemble or the tailored designs of her previous looks.
Mandy Moore in Elie Saab Spring 2022 Haute Couture at the 27th Critics Choice Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on March 13, 2022 (Credit: PAPIXS / INSTARimages)
This time, she opted for a floor-length dress in a gorgeous champagne hue from the Spring 2022 Haute Couture collection.
She looked like a Grecian goddess with its exquisite beading, cape-like detail, and flowy silhouette.
Mandy Moore channeling her inner Grecian goddess at the 27th Critics Choice Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on March 13, 2022 (Credit: Xavier Collin / ABACA / INSTARimages)
The plunging neckline added a sultry touch to this dress, making it a bold yet perfect choice for the star.
Her half-up and half-down hairstyle showcased her stunning drop earrings from Beladora. She rounded out her look with minimal makeup, a Beladora Art Deco ring, and Jimmy Choo sandals.
Mandy Moore wearing Beladora drop earrings at the 27th Critics Choice Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on March 13, 2022 (Credit: Xavier Collin / ABACA / INSTARimages)
This was a stellar red carpet look and easily one of the best at the star-studded event. We can’t wait to see more stylish moments from Mandy Moore.
In early June 2013, Mandy Moore arrived at LAX looking super cool in metallic Golden Goose sneakers.
Mandy Moore in blue jeans paired with a leather jacket and a gray sweater at LAX in Los Angeles on June 3, 2013 (Credit: STS / WENN)
We love that the then-29-year-old actress not only looked super cool but also seemed super comfortable in her skinny jeans and gray sweater.
Mandy Moore shows how to style blue skinny jeans with metallic sneakers (Credit: STS / WENN)
With a light leather jacket and cute sunglasses, Mandy couldn’t have looked more travel-appropriate. Her look was made even lovelier by her glossy hair and bright smile.
Mandy Moore rocks gold metallic Golden Goose sneakers (Credit: STS / WENN)
Metallic shoes were a hot spring trend in 2013 and fashionable sneakers had been enjoying a moment as well.
Bring these two trends together, and you’ve got a high-impact look in a casual and comfortable style. Here, Mandy’s sneakers stand out against her simplistic airport style.
They effortlessly pull the look together. Check out her Golden Goose sneakers at Shopbop and Farfetch.
Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Hi-Top Sneakers in Metallic Gold, $394.26
We were also able to find a similar style at a much lower price on Amazon.
Guess ‘Perina 9’ Sneakers in Gold, $119.99
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