From the moment “This Is Us” began airing back in 2016, the series promised to deliver many-a tear-jerker moment as the series told the story of the Pearson family as their lives unfolded through the years.
Now, six seasons and countless beautifully told storylines later, the series is set to end on May 24th.
However, fans will need to prepare themselves beforehand for emotions to take over while watching the last episode leading up to the finale, according to a reliable source!
According to Mandy Moore, pop star extraordinaire and the actress responsible for bringing the Pearson matriarch Rebecca to life, the storyline for the second-to-last episode of “This Is Us” is so emotional to the point where it not only sparked sadness, but also made her throw up after reading the script!
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Despite feeling emotional enough to throw up after reading the episode’s script, Moore was still able to come up with adjectives describing what was in store for “This Is Us” viewers.
Moore’s connection to the series is much stronger than its emotional storylines.
Landing the role of Rebecca Pearson was a landmark experience in Moore’s life.
The first episode of “This Is Us” aired in September of 2016, which was the same year Moore and her ex-husband Ryan Adams finalized their divorce.
Looking back on the period when “This Is Us” began, Moore said, “My life is fundamentally different in every way than it was six years ago. So grateful for the opportunity. It’s gonna be really hard to let go.”
Moore wasn’t the only “This Is Us” star who was captivated by Fogelman’s storyline.
Chrissy Metz, who rose to fame and captivated hearts through her role as Kate on “This Is Us,” struggled to breathe after she finished reading the script.
She said, “I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t catch my breath.”
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During “This Is Us” six season run, the spirit of the show has been solidified by the cast’s off-camera relationship with each other and the bonds they have formed, which has further allowed for the chemistry among its characters to be more believable.
Susan Kelechi Watson revealed earlier this year the cast has spent time preparing for the end of the series just as much as fans have.
According to Us Weekly, she shared the cast was “Starting to walk down memory lane a bit” while filming the remaining episodes last year.
She added, “It’s starting to get a little realer, but I think all of us are kind of waiting. You kind of don’t want to go there yet. I think we’re waiting for when we shoot the last episode, which is in April.”
As of this writing the cast is winding down on completing shooting and wrapping up the show’s separate-but-connected storylines, which have helped earn the show 38 Emmy nominations.
Now, the stars are likely in the process of figuring out whether their experiences filming the last episodes are anything like their previous predictions.
Metz knew the cast’s last few days of filming would inspire some tears.
Earlier this Winter Metz told Us Weekly, “I think the last day on set is going to be- either I’m going to be delusional that it’s not the last day and thinking, “It’s not the day, we’re gonna come back, or I’m going to be a blubbering mess, I don’t know if there’s any in between.”
Moore has been gearing up for those final days the cast will be spending time playing the Pearson family and strengthening their own bonds as a family behind-the-scenes as well.
On Instagram last Winter, Moore paid tribute to the show’s final season which had begun airing in January, by sharing “Season 6 coming to you January 4th. Man, I LOVE this family and savoring all of these moments together as we begin our journey to the finish line.”
The finish line for “This Is Us” is now in sight, and Fogelman is sure fans will be pleased with how he planned for the Pearsons to cross that metaphorical finish line.
“We’ve taken it very seriously,” Fogelman said, “I wrote the final two episodes. I feel very confident,” as per an article in People.