'HIMYM' Finally Reveals Mother's Identity
By JACKIE WILLIS
May 14, 2013
Spoiler Alert! It's been one of television's best kept secrets for eight seasons, and on Monday's How I Met Your Mother, Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) finally revealed the identity of the "girl with the yellow umbrella," a.k.a. the mother.
After an overwhelming amount of speculation, at the very end of this week's episode, titled The Girl With the Yellow Umbrella, the mother ended up being 27-year-old Cristin Miloti. A CBS rep confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that the actress will play the bride in the series finale.
If you're a Broadway buff, you may recognize Miloti from her Tony-nominated performance in Once, but if you're a TV comedy enthusiast, you'd probably remember her role in the 30 Rock episode titled TGS Hates Women.
Check out HIMYM's big reveal, HERE:
HIMYM co-creator, Carter Bays, has weighed in on Cristin's casting. "It was a pretty big umbrella to fill, casting the title role in a series that's been on the air for eight years. And yet Cristin Milioti is, against all odds, exactly what we were looking for. She made us laugh on 30 Rock, she made us swoon in Once, and her ukulele skills are no joke. We're thrilled to welcome her to the How I Met Your Mother family, and look forward to getting to know her – and the character she plays – much better in the coming final season. And to all the fans, on behalf of all of us writers, cast and crew: Thank you for sticking with us on this wild journey. Our ninth season will tell the epic story of the longest wedding weekend ever. We hope you like it. Next stop, Farhampton..." Do you agree with the show's choice for the mother? State your case in the comments!