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Mandy Moore Reflects On Her Final Scene With Milo Ventimiglia on 'This Is Us'

Mandy Moore Reflects On Her Final Scene With Milo Ventimiglia on 'This Is Us'

Mandy Moore is reflecting on filming the final scene of This Is Us together, following the airing of the series finale on Tuesday (May 24).

The 38-year-old actress opened up to Variety, and shared the moments you didn’t seen on the small screen.

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In the final moments of the series finale, the show focused back in on Rebecca and Jack in the caboose on the train.

As the final moments of the funeral play in front of them, Jack says to her: “Hey babe, we did good. You did so good.”

There, Rebecca says how she wanted to do with their kids, and he promises that she will.

“Quite a thing, isn’t it? Us finding each other in the bar that night,” Jack says to her.

“Yeah, well, I mean… when the world puts something that obvious in front of you, you don’t just walk away,” Rebecca says back to her.

“I don’t want to leave them,” she adds, with him replying, “You don’t. You’ll see.”

“I love yous” follow, and the series fades out.

Now, Mandy are opening up about the final moments there.

“That’s my partner of six seasons and it’s like, ‘Wow, we really did this together. We were Mom and Dad,’” she reflected. “It was so easy to be present and even to just take in what [Rebecca] was saying, ‘I’m scared of the unknown, I don’t know how to do this.’”

Mandy continued, “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 makes you sad, it’s because you really loved it while it was unfolding, while it was happening.”

She also revealed that while filming, she had started to cry again, and Milo had actually put 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. We were just trying to configure the pillow every take to make sure you couldn’t see where I had been crying!”

“He’d hand me my little wad of tissues to sop up the tears,” Mandy says. “It 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.”

Mandy added, “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.”

If you missed it, find out why there was no audio for the eulogy scenes in the episode.

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