Mandy Moore Sheds Light on Picking a New Role Following This Is Us: "It's Daunting"

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Mandy Moore is speaking out about life following her six-season stint on This Is Us.

The drama series wrapped its run earlier this year, with Moore revealing that what comes next is "daunting."

Moore, who played Rebecca Pearson on the hit drama, opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about life following This Is Us.

Mandy Moore on Final Season  - This Is Us

“Clearly, nothing will ever hold the same place in my heart as [This Is Us],” she explained to the outlet after revealing she was reading scripts for new roles.

“And, quite frankly, nothing will probably mean the same thing to the world in the way that that job did.”

Rebecca is Confused - This Is Us Season 6 Episode 16

Moore explained that she “loves working” and that “every creative person is definitely afraid of not working and feels like their last job is their last job.”

“I’m dealing with some of that, thinking, oh my gosh, am I never going to work again? I have been reading stuff and thinking about what’s next, but it’s daunting.”

“I feel like I know it when I see it in the same way that I did on [This Is Us],” she shared.

“I’m remaining open and excited about finding something wholly different, something that is challenging in a completely new way that I haven’t done before."

Taking Care of Rebecca - This Is Us Season 6 Episode 15

"I don’t quite know what that is, but it could be a series, it could be a limited series, it could be a movie, I don’t know yet. We’ll see.”

Moore added that she drove by the studio recently and reminisced about her time on the show.

“I drove by Paramount the other day and just had this, ugh, long sigh and a little bit of heartbreak thinking that for six years, normally would be going back to work right now at this time of year,” she said.

“I really miss my friends. I miss the work. I realized, ‘Oh, we said goodbye to the Pearsons.'”

Their Golden Years - This Is Us Season 6 Episode 15

“I’m sad about that,” she continued.

“But I’m also excited about figuring out what’s next while I try to enjoy a little bit of downtime.”

What are your thoughts on the series being over?

Are there any upcoming projects you think Mandy would be a great pick for the cast?

Stuck In the Past - This Is Us Season 6 Episode 14

Hit the comments below.

Remember, you can watch This Is Us online right here via TV Fanatic.

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This Is Us Quotes

When the world puts something this obvious in front of you, you don't walk away from it. You could be missing out on something very important.


Miguel: When I think of your mom and me, I think of the phrase 'written in the stars'. I used to love that expression, the way it meant that the universe had plans for two people. That was your mom and dad, but it wasn't like that for her and me. It was strange. And I was filled with doubt on our wedding day and on a lot of days after that. But as the years went by, I realized that was okay. Some love stories are written in the stars and other love stories are written together: two people the universe had no plans for writing their story in the stars together.