Mandy Moore can't wait to explore Rebecca and Jack's courtship on This Is Us!
ET's Leanne Aguilera spoke with the 33-year-old actress during NBC's summer Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, where Moore dished on shooting more "present-day Rebecca" scenes and singing on the show.
"There's a fair amount of present-day Rebecca, with the prosthetics," Moore told ET. "I think I've already shot five days in the prosthetics for two episodes, and then middle-aged is sort of where we left off in the finale, where my character's about 45, 46 years old. A good portion of this season is picking up where we left off, as well, so in that particular time period, '97."
Fans last saw Rebecca and Milo Ventimiglia's Jack Pearson's meeting for the first time. But will viewers get to see more of how their relationship blossomed?
"So far, we haven't explored that, but I'm eager to sort of -- I wanna know more about Jack and Rebecca's courtship, as well," Moore expressed. "Like, how they fell in love. I think that will be a lot of fun to play and explore. And, honestly, we're just so happy for any sort of more joyous, momentous occasions on the show and in the scripts. Because, you know, it's a more comfortable place to live, day in and day out than, like, 'let me put my earbuds in and listen to sad music, and sit in the corner by myself, so I can be emotional.' I'd much rather play the happy moments of a marriage."
"Milo and I are always looking at each other like, 'When are we gonna have fun again? When can we be happy together again?'" she laughed. "Hopefully those days are ahead of us."