Due early 2021, Mandy Moore opened up about the struggles she's faced through her first pregnancy on top of the Coronavirus pandemic. She self-isolated at the beginning of her first trimester in order to take as many precautions as possible, and in turn also dealt with intense morning sickness. "I was home, so I didn’t have to miss out on work. I don’t know how women do it. I literally woke up and was sick all day long. I couldn’t eat, I lost a bunch of weight. I just stayed in bed all day, but I know that’s not the case for everybody, that it sometimes can persevere for the entire pregnancy."
"So, I’m lucky that that kind of trailed off and I feel much better now," she added. "But beyond that, I feel like I have my energy back, I’m feeling good." Now that she's feeling back to her usual self, she also added that she's grateful to have a job to return to in the middle of a pandemic. "We went back to work on This Is Us maybe a couple of months ago now, and it’s lovely to have that to look forward to," she said. "I feel very grateful, I know that’s not the case for everybody, especially in our line of work, but that’s been lovely."
Moore and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith, revealed the pregnancy news on her Instagram page back in September, and she spoke with the Today Show about how playing a matriarchal figure on This Is Us has helped to prepare her for real-life motherhood. "Playing a matriarch of a family for the last five years and getting to see children at various different chapters and stages, I feel like I'm as pseudo-prepared as I can be," said Moore of her character Rebecca Pearson. "I've had babies and toddlers and adult children [on the show], so I've gotten a pretty good taste and lay of the land."