11 Facts About 'This Is Us', The Show Everyone Is Talking About

Diply 22 Nov 2016

I was absolutely devastated when NBC's Parenthood ended after six seasons. It was a show that documented the highs and lows of the Braverman family that had me crying every single episode. But then NBC came out with This Is Us and it's officially replaced the Parenthood shaped hole in my TV lineup! It's the show that has everyone eagerly talking about it all the time because of all the insane and emotional twists! If you're wondering if the hype is real, let me just tell you. IT'S REAL. It's about the lives of several people who all share the same birthday and chronicles how they're similar and how they're different. Get to know the breakout hit of this fall by reading about the actors, how they make the show and what makes it so popular!

If you're allergic to spoilers, beware! Some spoilers up ahead!

1. Milo Ventimiglia said yes to This Is Us because he completely related to it and knew other people would too. 

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"There’s so much to it that anybody can plug their own experience and references to make it feel like it was plucked from their own life."

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2. Chrissy Metz said Mandy Moore made her cry on set! Chrissy was overcome with emotion when she saw Mandy in the aging makeup for an episode. 

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“I saw this like love in her eyes, and it’s obviously a different person, so it was emotional for me,” Chrissy said.

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3. Milo's shirtless scene in the pilot was probably the most talked about thing on the internet for awhile! He said he was nervous for the scene but was glad that it turned out alright. 

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Turned out alright?! ALRIGHT?! I'd say it turned out more than just alright!

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4. Chrissy plays Kate, a woman struggling to lose weight over the course of the season. When Chrissy said yes to the role, she was also saying yes to losing the weight in real life because it was stated in her contract!

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"In our contract, it did state that that would be a part of it, to lose the weight in the trajectory of the character as she comes to find herself."

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5. Mandy went on YouTube to watch childbirth videos! She said she wanted to research and make sure the scene where she gave birth was realistic. 

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“I wanted to make the pain realistic, not just that stereotypical screaming and buckling down,” she said.

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6. This Is Us has the same writing and directing team as Crazy, Stupid, Love. 

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Ah, no wonder I'm obsessed with both those things! 

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7. The writer Dan Fogelman suggested to Mandy that she audition to play Rebecca since the two of them worked together on Tangled. 

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I LOVED Tangled. I think it's my favorite Disney movie! Didn't you just love hearing Mandy sing again?

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8. In Episode 3, Justin Hartley's character Kevin mentions on the phone that he knows Jason Momoa. What's weird is that Justin played Aquaman for a TV show and Jason is Aquaman in Batman v Superman!

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How much do you love Kevin and Kate's relationship on the show? I love how close they are!

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9. Even though they have a strained relationship on screen, Chrissy and Mandy are very good friends IRL. 

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“I have revered Mandy Moore for so long, and I just love her, and she’s just like a perfect human,” Chrissy said.

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10. Sterling K. Brown immediately connected to his character Randall because neither of them grew up with their father.

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He says "it’s not an exact analogy situation," but he often asks himself in real life, "wouldn’t it be cool if my dad was here?"

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11. Chrissy said she immediately knew she wanted to take on the role of Kate because she had a love interest and that normally is never shown in movies or TV shows when it involves a plus-size actor. 

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I love Chrissy's new relationship with Toby!

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Leave a COMMENT and tell us your favorite storyline so far!

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