With “This Is Us” coming to an end with its sixth season, Mandy Moore says she’s thinking about exploring her talents behind the camera.
She recently told pal and former MTV exec Vinnie Potestivo she “hopes to next season” direct an episode of her hit show.
“I think initially I was like, ‘Nope, I don’t think it’s for me.’ But, as time has gone on, and we have almost 90 episodes under our belt, I’m like, I feel like I have a good sense of how this works and I want to try my hand at it,” Moore said.
Moore, 37, added she’s interested in seeing “if this is something beyond our show… if that’s a hat I want to wear in my life,” she said.
Moore has played family matriarch Rebecca Pearson since the show premiered in 2016. They started filming the final season last week.
“Mom and Dad. Day 1, season 6 in the can. Here we go,” she captioned an Instagram photo with Milo Anthony Ventimiglia, who portrays her TV husband, Jack Pearson, on the show.
Moore revealed her directing desires to Potestivo for the launch of his new podcast, “I Have A Podcast.”
“If I’m going to dip my toe into those waters and see if that’s something that I truly am passionate about and excited by, I mean, what better opportunity than doing it in this sense with this group of people,” she said.
Moore is one of a few stars of MTV’s “golden era” featured on Potestivo’s new podcast. Suchin Pak, Christina Milan, Ananda Lewis and Jamie-Lynn Sigler will appear on future episodes.