Find Out Which This Is Us Star Has a Hilarious Alter Ego Plus More Cast Secrets

By Paige Strout Apr 04, 2022 11:40 PMTags

The This Is Us cast is just as much of a family off-screen as they are on the show.

Chatting with E! News' Francesca Amiker on the 2022 PaleyFest L.A. red carpet, the stars of the hit NBC drama weren't afraid to spill their co-stars' juicy secrets. Chris Sullivan, for example, revealed that his on-screen wife, Chrissy Metz, has a whole other side that fans don't get to see.

"Chrissy Metz has an alter ego that is all Florida, and it is southern, and it has attitude, and it is one of my favorites," he revealed on the April 4 episode of Daily Pop. "She brings it out when she needs it, and then she tucks it away."

"Don't listen to Chris Sullivan," Metz later said. "I heard what he was saying. I know he was like, ‘Oh, I know she's from the south,' but you know me!"

Milo Ventimiglia similarly opened up about his TV spouse, Mandy Moore.

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"Mandy is who she is privately as we see her publicly. She's warm, she's generous, she's talented, she's kind, she's got an incredible work ethic and she's tough. She's absolutely tough," he said. "She will lay down the law when she needs to."

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She does a lot of that in her role as Pearson family matriarch Rebecca, too, but she says nothing could prepare her for becoming a real-life parent.
"I feel like I'm living in all of these different junctures and chapters that I haven't reached personally yet with Gus," Moore said about 1-year-old son August. "So, I've got the baby stuff sort of, somewhat handled, but I don't know how I'm gonna handle him as a toddler and a teenager and all of that fun stuff that I have ahead of me."

With the show wrapping up, Moore is excited to start on a new journey with her upcoming music tour.
"It's gonna be a fun, intimate experience, me and the band," she teased. "We're gonna play some old tunes like 'Candy,' but then introduce some of the newer stuff from this new record, In Real Life, that's coming out next month, and then from the last record, Silver Landings. Just a nice little mix of everything."
This Is Us airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
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