This is US| Five Shocking Facts That Are Hard To Believe!

  • POSTED ON: 06/Jan/2021

The Pearson family returns to our screen last night and fans are overwhelmed!

Since the American TV show's 2016 premiere, fans worldwide have laughed, wept and rejoiced alongside the beloved characters of 'This is Us," which made us constantly feel like they are part of our own family!

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While the show's emotional moments in all seasons repeatedly made you reaching for a box of tissue, there are some behind the camera facts about the show that will make your jaws dropped for real!

These facts will even surprise the most die-hard fan of the show who believe they know all about the Pearson family and their big moves.

Scroll down and discover the five most shocking and fun facts about our most beloved show "This is Us" and jack’s butt:

The Youngest Actor in the current Pearson family is Mandy Moore

Source: Insider

While portraying the role of a grandmother, Mandy Moore is indeed the youngest among all the adult actors acting as members of the Pearson family. She is only 34 years old. So, who is the eldest in the family? Well, Sterling K. Brown in the eldest - 42 years old.

"This Is Us" was nearly becoming a story about sextuplets 

Source: NBC

The original title for the show was "36," Dan Fogelman said that he presented an idea of sextuplets who are unaware of the fact that they are siblings. Eventually, the show ended up into the series with sans having only three siblings.

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"This is Us" consists of many first moments!

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"This is Us" recorded many first moments in the history of cinema, including Sterling K. Brown became the first African-American man who won a SAG and Golden Globe for "Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series. The show "This is Us" also became the first network drama series since 2006 to achieve a SAG for "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series."

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To prevent spoilers, the show used code words to hide the reason for Jack's death 

Source: Business Recorder

All the crew and cast members of the show "This is Us" were legally bound to prevent spoilers of any sort! The sequences were filmed randomly and whoever present on the set is obligated to sign an NDA. Mandy Moore, in one interview, revealed that they all knew about Jack is going to die in the show but they have to keep it hidden for a whole year, so the cast members started using a code word "The Marble” for it.

The character Kate is based on a real-life character!

Source: Insider

Show writer Fogelman revealed in one interview that the character Kate (played by Chrissy Metz) is loosely inspired by his sister in real life. All the troubles faced by Kate in the show felt ridiculously real because they were actually based on Fogelman's sister's real-life problems. Interestingly, his sister is also serving as a consultant.

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Mandy Moore was surprised by one of the most heartbreaking scenes of the show:

Nobody can forget that heart-wrenching scene from the show, where Rebecca discovers the news of Jack's death. Moore revealed that she didn't expect Ventimiglia in that particular scene.

"I thought Milo had left for the day…. I walked in expecting to walk in and see an empty hospital bed… I was ready for that so to walk into that room and to see Milo lying there…. I don't think it would have been the same without him," Moore said in one interview. "I think the very first take ended up in the episode."

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Updated 2021-01-06 at 14:08:06


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