This Is Us star Mandy Moore is featured in the March 2018 issue of Cosmopolitan.
Mandy on This Is Us: “Before I got the part, I was making massive changes in my personal life and was looking to echo that in my work. I was waiting for something different that would allow me to dig deep. I knew I was capable, but I couldn’t get any momentum, and I had just been crushed by three failed pilot seasons. When I read the script for This Is Us, I told my agent, ‘I will do absolutely anything to be a part of this.'”
How she’d describe her This Is Us co-stars in one word:
- Milo Ventimiglia: Boundless (+ just the greatest in every way)
- Chrissy Metz: Spectacular (one of the funniest / crazy talented)
- Sterling K. Brown: Majestic (brilliant doesn’t even cover it)
- Justin Hartley: Magnificent (+ tall + utterly handsome)
On the current climate in Hollywood: “We’re having a real cultural reckoning—one that’s definitely past due. Men have been using their positions of power to take advantage of women, and it’s so prevalent…I can only hope that what’s happening encourages more women [to speak out] and it serves to put women in more powerful positions across the spectrum and in entertainment specifically…as studio heads, directors, writers, and producers. I think it’s going to help women ascend to the top faster.”
On gaining a newfound level of confidence: “It’s a combination of getting older and wiser and going through the hard knocks of a divorce. You realize, I’m not going to take anyone’s shit. It’s emboldened me. There’s power in saying no and in asking for what you deserve. There is power in knowing your value.”
This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.
Photography: Eric Ray Davidson / Fashion Director: Aya Kanai