‘This Is Us’: Mandy Moore’s Pre-Show Ritual Revealed

Philip Trapp - Author

Nov. 1 2016, Updated 1:38 p.m. ET

This Is Us star Mandy Moore has divulged her warm-up ritual for filming scenes with the hit NBC show’s fellow cast members Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley, Sterling K. Brown, and Chrissy Metz. Moore, previously the pop star behind early 2000s hits, including “So Real” and “I Wanna Be With You,” reportedly likes to maintain a high level of energy on-set when portraying wife and mother Rebecca Pearson on the breakout comedy-drama series.

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In a recent report from Entertainment Weekly, series actor Sterling K. Brown spilled the beans on the quizzical pre-scene preparations of Mandy Moore on This Is Us. Telling EW that Moore “gets up before each scene” like a football player, Sterling demonstrated Mandy’s method of pacing the floor and pumping her arms prior to a shoot. Mimicking Moore’s intense pre-show display, Brown bellowed, “You ready? We going to shoot?”

Mandy, slightly embarrassed by her castmate’s awkward but entertaining disclosure, offered some insight into the ravage ritual behind her intense preparatory measures. Explaining the pre-show pump-up that caused Brown to declare, “I’m backing up because Mandy Moore is about to kill this right now,” Moore told EW that her curious rehearsal exercise is meant to imbue the set and the This Is Us cast with the right energy needed for filming.

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“It’s like putting energy out there so you don’t feel it’s stagnant…. I’m going to start going to my own corner now and do it.”

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