ETONLINE.COM Mandy Moore is giving fans a peek into her personal life.
Rocking a bombshell blowout and a pretty pink lip, the This Is Us star is a vision on the cover of NewBeauty’s spring issue. Inside the mag, she shares her best diet and beauty tricks, reveals her biggest guilty pleasures and talks babies.
On set of the popular NBC series, in which she plays both young and older versions of the beloved Rebecca Pearson, Moore is constantly in makeup. So when she’s not filming, she tells the outlet there’s a few things she does in order to maintain her seemingly flawless skin. “My skin is super sensitive, and having to wear makeup every day, especially the old-age makeup on the show, is really hard,” she shares. “I try to get a lot of sleep, drink water and wear sunscreen — all the cardinal rules of skin care. I’m not a particularly big drinker, so that helps because I don’t have to contend with completely dehydrating my skin.”
“Beyond that, I guess I have my mom and dad to thank,” she adds. “However, that’s not to say I don’t have breakouts like everybody else. I’ve gone through patches where my skin was just completely awful. But when I feel like I’m taking care of myself, it’s evident in my skin.”
PEOPLE.COM: Most actors would want to take a relaxing vacation during their break between filming seasons of their hit TV show.
Mandy Moore? She climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
The 33-year-old This Is Us star summited the highest mountain in Africa this month, traveling on the adventure alongside a group of her closest friends including fiancé Taylor Goldsmith.
For Moore, the trip was a dream 15 years in the making.
“I have dreamed the dream of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro since the age of 18,” Moore wrote on Instagram Friday. “Thanks to @eddiebauer, my partner in this adventure, this past week saw #1 on my bucket list come to fruition and I lived out one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of my life with a few of my best friends.”
She had previously posted a photo of her crew on March 23, the day hike took off.
According to Travel + Leisure, it takes at least a week to complete a hike to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro — which, at 19,341 feet, is the world’s tallest freestanding mountain. With “the mountain itself hosting five different vegetation zones,” the journey to the top means climbers will encounter temperatures “varying from hot to freezing” and terrain varying from lush forests to dry deserts.
Moore shared a series of Instagram Stories from the hike as well on Friday, explaining that they had often hiked for 9 hours before stopping at camp.
Still, it was hard to wipe the smile off her face throughout her journey.
Last year, Moore told Shape Magazine she hoped to scale the mountain on her and Goldsmith’s honeymoon.
“I do want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro,” Moore said. “That’s a bucket list item, maybe on the next hiatus; I’ve already told Taylor that I may incorporate it into the honeymoon,” she added.
And though the couple — who have been dating for over two years — haven’t yet walked down the aisle, the experience appeared to bring them even closer.
“This crew, 4 ever,” she labelled a photo of the two of them with their friends.
EW.COM:There has been fire and there has been darkness, and now… let there be light again?
With the resolution of Jack’s death mystery and the funeral service for Milo Ventimiglia’s Pearson patriarch, This Is Us has pushed viewers — and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) — through a double whammy of tragedy and mourning. So it makes sense, as series creator Dan Fogelman himself has said, that fans “deserve a break” after that recent trauma-o-rama.
The Feb. 27 episode of the NBC family drama, titled “Vegas, Baby,” brightens the mood, according to Moore. “There’s some present-day fun with a bachelor/bachelorette party for Toby (Chris Sullivan) and Kate (Chrissy Metz),” she tells EW.
The past story for Jack and Rebecca will focus on a wedding anniversary when they’ve been married for a while and the rigors of parenthood are taking their toll. “We come to the point where we don’t necessarily want to go through all of the hoopla and maybe just have a quiet night in — and the kids have another idea together,” shares Moore. “It definitely is a lighter episode, and I think it will definitely be bittersweet, knowing what we’ve just gone through with these characters.”
Via flashbacks in the funeral episode, viewers were able to see how Jack’s story will continue — and they might interface with him slightly differently than they did before they had witnessed his tragic end. “I think moving forward now will be bittersweet for people to realize, ‘Oh goodness, he really was this superhero and father,’” she notes. “And looking back at all the sweet moments that they shared, it might tug at the heartstrings a little bit more than usual.” (“More than usual?” Take appropriate precautions.)
Moore also revealed that the series will not return to the time period right after the funeral this season: “We’re going to go back in time a little bit and we’re going to stay more present-day,” she said, “but we’re not going to revisit the immediate aftermath of this funeral in season 2.”
THE WRAP: Super Bowl LII may have been down from last year, but its lead-out program was way, way up.
With a 16.2 rating in metered-market households, This Is Us scored the highest post-Super Bowl TV rating in six years, per early Nielsen numbers. The special Sunday episode’s numbers were 59 percent higher than last year’s premiere of 24: Legacy.
The last post-Super Bowl telecast to grab a better rating was NBC’s The Voice in 2012, which scored a 20.0 in the metered markets.
The number is not just a record for the special time slot (This Is Us ran from 10:45 -11:49 p.m.), but the NBC family drama itself, which rose 80 percent over the show’s previous record of a 9.0 rating for the Season 1 finale last March. The special installment also jumped 128 percent over This Is Us Season 2 average (7.1).
Following the dramatic episode, the cast appeared on a post-Super Bowl edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which posted a 5.7 rating in metered-market households from 12:24-1:35 a.m. ET. Sunday’s show was the third highest-rated telecast for the Fallon-led late-night program and moved ahead of its last post-Super Bowl installment in 2015 (5.5 rating).