‘This is Us’ actress Mandy Moore almost quit acting, if not for the show

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 26, 2019, 02.37 PM(IST)

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Mandy plays Rebecca Pearson in the NBC drama series. 

‘This is Us’ actress Mandy Moore almost quit acting, if not for the show

Mandy Moore revealed in an interview recently that she almost quit acting before she landed this show ‘This is Us’ which brought her back to the limelight. She said that she felt “stuck” and that the universe was guiding her to walk away from Hollywood. 

Mandy plays Rebecca Pearson in the NBC drama series. 

She said, "As an actor, so much of our job is rejection. I think I had started like, I kept smacking into that wall time and time again for quite a number of years and I think it also coincided with some tricky stuff in my personal life and the combination of those two just made me feel so stuck.

"I contemplated, I was like, 'I think this is it. I think this is the universe giving me a sign that maybe this is not what I'm supposed to be doing... Maybe I'm not supposed to be an actor anymore like, I've been incredibly lucky, I've had this really fruitful time earlier in my life and maybe now I'm supposed to lean into something else," Moore added.  

Mandy thought there was "no plan B" for her and was going to say goodbye to the world of entertainment for good. She said, “I think at the end of the day when I did dig deep I was like this (acting) is all, there was no plan B for me personally, this is just that period of building. It's that period where I know I'm going to need this as fodder and fuel for... When I see the light again."