The Cast of “This Is Us” Took a Rare Family Photo and It’s Everything We Could’ve Hoped For


“This is Us” star Mandy Moore couldn’t hold the secret any longer. On Wednesday (Aug. 22,) she headed to her Instagram page to share the photo shoot that her and her “This Is Us” co-stars did with the famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

“Well the cat’s out of the bag,” she wrote alongside a grouping of pictures from the shoot. “What an absolute honor it was to have the one and only #annieleibovitz shoot our #ThisIsUs Season 3 artwork (the first time she’s done a TV show since The Sopranos in 2005). While we can’t show the final images just yet, here’s some BTS shots from our day together. Bucket list for sure! Wow.”

What is so mind-bending about these particular pics is that for the first time, it brings the character of Jack, played by Milo Ventimiglia, alongside the adult versions of his children Kate, played by Chrissy Metz, and Kevin, played by Justin Hartley.

“We talked a lot about our particular characters, and I’ve never really quite done a photo shoot before, even when we’re supposed to be in character, where we really take that into consideration as much as this shoot,” says Moore, who portrays Rebecca Pearson. “I felt this sort of bittersweet, dream-like quality that this particular shoot employed because Mom and Dad are with their grown children in different eras. It was sort of a bucket list thing, that’s for sure.”


Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.

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