It’s hard to let go. mandy moore opens up about moving on now that his time is up It’s us has come to an end — and it has not been an easy road.
“Obviously, nothing will ever hold the same place in my heart as [This Is Us]and, quite frankly, nothing is likely to mean the same to the world in the same way as this job,” Moore, 38, said. The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published on Monday, August 1. “I love working and feel incredibly lucky to have had the best job in the world for the past six years. I think 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 this and thinking about what’s next, but it’s daunting.
The “Candy” singer starred in the hit NBC family drama for its entirety of six seasons from 2016 to 2022, playing Rebecca Pearson – a woman who must raise her three children after losing her husband Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) in a tragic house fire. After the series finale, which aired in May, Moore struggled to let go of her close-knit TV brood.
“I walked past Paramount the other day and just had this, ugh, a long sigh and a bit of heartbreak thinking that for six years I would normally go back to work right now at this time of year ”, said the how to cope star explained. “I really miss my friends. I miss work. I realized, “Oh, we said goodbye to the Pearsons.”
She added: “I am sad about this. But I’m also looking forward to the sequel while I try to enjoy some downtime.
The family drama was widely expected to land a slew of nominations for the 2022 Emmys, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Moore’s performance in the show’s final episode.
However, when the nominations were released early last month, the beloved series only received one recognition in the Best Original Song category for ‘The Forever Now’ – a ballad that Moore sang herself. in the penultimate episode. The lyrics were written by the Checked in the star’s real husband Taylor Goldsmithwho shares the nomination with the composer Siddharta Khosla.
As fans were outraged by the snub, Moore took to social media to reflect on how “grateful” she was to have been part of such an “incredible legacy” and to show her support for Goldsmith, 36 years.
“So proud of @siddkhoslamusic and @taylordawesgoldsmith for earning an Emmy nomination for their song ‘Forever Now’ on our final season of #ThisIsUs,” the An unforgettable walk the actress wrote via her Instagram Story at the time. “Do I want our show to be recognized in what I think is [its] finest hour? Sure.”
The Florida native then pointed out the creator And at Fogelman “brilliant writing for 6 seasons,” praising “our incredibly talented and insanely talented cast and crew” before reminding fans that “nothing can take away what our show meant to SO MUCH (including us).”
In an interview with entertainment tonight which was released on Thursday, July 28, Moore then reflected on the lack of recognition.
“We are really lucky to have been there every two years, apart from this year. So don’t get too upset when things don’t go your way and you celebrate the magnitude of the show,” she explained. “I don’t think you can say that about too many jobs and too many shows. So, I think that’s our biggest takeaway.
Throughout the show, It’s us has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series four times: from 2017 to 2019 and in 2021. The cast has also racked up numerous acting nominations over the years, with Sterling K. Brown winning Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2017. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel alum, 46, asked Emmy voters to support Moore after her final performance as the Pearson matriarch in Season 6.
“Mandy Moore is killing the game, son. She kills the game and she deserves to be recognized,” said the Black Panther the star said in an Instagram video shared in April. “There’s never a moment on set where I’m like, ‘Mandy Moore is too young to play my mom.’ No, it’s my mom. And the beautifully subtle, nuanced work and portrayal of someone going through what their character is going through is just exquisite, man.