Mandy Moore Talks This Is Us ‘Bittersweet’ Ending at Critics Choice Awards: ‘We’re All Super Emotional’

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mandy moore is not ready to let go It’s us.

While on the red carpet at 27th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards On Sunday, Moore, 37, spoke about the show, which is nominated for Best Drama Series and will end in May after six seasons.

When asked which costar would be the most emotional after the show ended, with speculation that Susan Kelechi Watson, Chrissy MetzWhere Sterling K. Brown are strong suitors, Moore revealed she was also “in the mix.”

“My emotions are always just below the surface,” she said. “So yeah, it could be any of us quite frankly.”

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As the cast prepares to film the final episode, Moore called the upcoming moment “bittersweet”, adding, “I think we’re all very emotional at this point, but like trying to keep it together. I’m just trying to stay present and enjoy, you know, whatever time we have left.”

Reflecting on how her life has changed since the show debuted in 2016, Moore said, “My life is fundamentally different in every way than it was six years ago. So grateful for this opportunity. It going to be really hard to let go.”

“I mean, having to play a character from mid-20s to mid-80s and everything in between,” she continued, referencing the show’s time jumps. “[It] was something I never imagined. I can’t imagine – it’s still a bit mind blowing to me. Go to work every day and spend four hours doing makeup. But you know, yeah, that’s the most amazing gift. I loved every second.”

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Although Moore and his teammates are preparing for the end of It’s us, creator Dan Fogelman teased a possible reunion last month.

During an NBC Zoom panel, Fogelman was asked about the possibility of continuing the It’s us story in a future film.

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“I’m not saying no to anything,” the 45-year-old showrunner told reporters at the time, before joking, “I’m very aware that a midlife crisis is looming for me, and whatever I do then, I’m going to hate the show and these actors, so I’m saying no to nothing.”

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“When I want to do something for It’s us with these guys, I think they’ll all be very busy winning awards, Emmys, Oscars and all that,” he added.

Still, all hope isn’t lost, as Fogelman shared, “If we could find a movie down the road, I’d love to get back with these guys and do it. I don’t know what it would be. End of this season, I think we’ll have told the full story, so, I’m not sure if you’re doing the movie of, like, what would happen if Jack survived the fire or something, but I don’t know you know…”

The 27th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards airs on The CW and TBS.

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