‘This Is Us’ Creator Says Final Season’s Penultimate Storyline Made Mandy Moore Throw Up
It’s us comes to a heartbreaking end! Creator and executive producer Dan Fogelman revealed that the NBC show’s upcoming conclusion left Mandy Moore physically ill as he sat down with actress, Sterling K. Brown, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson and Jon Huertas at the Dolby Theater on Saturday night for the show’s PaleyFest panel.
Fogelman told fans that he finished the series finale the night before because he delayed writing the beloved series’ final words, but what he wrote as the final scene is exactly what he envisioned since the series’ inception. eight years ago. “The penultimate script – I sent [it] in the casting and it made Mandy vomit,” he said, according to TODAY. Moore, pretending to vomit, chimed in, “It was so beautiful and overwhelming. It was my physical reaction.” Metz agreed: “I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t catch my breath.”
Fogelman added when asked if fans would be happy with the finale, “We took it very seriously. I wrote the last two episodes. I feel very confident.” It’s us fans watched this season as Toby and Kate’s wedding unfolded leading to their inevitable split, and Metz admitted she also fell physically ill while filming the huge fight between her character and Toby during the movie. episode nine. “I’m on Kate’s and Toby’s side because they’re both right and wrong,” she said.
With only eight episodes to go before It’s us ends, the cast reflected on the impact of the series and the collaboration on them. Brown said: “While the time to get together and be in each other’s space may shrink, we know it won’t be forever. We’re going to be a part of the life of the another in perpetuity.” Sullivan added that her time on the show taught her to “zoom out.”
“When I came to the show, I was very focused on my own pain, my misery, my self-pity, all of those things,” he said. “I didn’t believe it was going to be okay. I mean that pretty seriously. This show has taught me how to navigate some of the toughest scenarios of my life.” He added, “This show gave me a manual for life that I didn’t have before.” It’s us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.