With Hollywood reopening amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, stars are taking to social media to document what life on set looks like these days.
Mandy Moore – who is expecting her first child with husband Taylor Goldsmith – took to Instagram on Thursday to give her fans a behind the scenes glimpse into her first day back filming for the fifth season of the hit show This Is Us.
With the cast assembling ahead of the season’s October 27th premiere, Mandy spoke to her followers about how grateful she was to be back to work, before showcasing life on set with her co-star Milo Ventimiglia, 43.
Back to work: A newly pregnant Mandy Moore, 36, announced on Instagram that she was back to work on This Is Us. Sharing behind the scenes looks, Mandy and her co-star Milo Ventimiglia, 35, were seen standing six feet apart and separated by glass partitions as they film amid the pandemic
For Mandy, 36, the day was blasting with excitement as the actress shared on social media Thursday that she is pregnant with her first child.
The mom to be shared on her stories, ‘Getting ready to go back to work. My first day. I’m really grateful…really really really grateful and excited. I’ll wake up at 4am any day’ she told the camera.
Smiling in appreciation and wearing under eye masks to cope with four am wake-up call, Mandy looked bright eyed as she has a lot to be thankful for.
Coincidentally, it appeared as if Mandy was shooting scenes where her character was pregnant as the show’s format oscillates between the past and the present.
‘2020 sex scene’: Show creator Dan posted a photo of leading actors Mandy and Milo on the lot as they stood masked up and six feet apart from each other
For safety purposes, Moore, who revamped her career playing Rebecca Pearson in the emotional drama, appeared to be shooting on a relatively closed set with Milo who plays her husband.
Show’s creator Dan Fogelman posted to Twitter as he shared a photo of Mandy and Milo onset as he joked ‘A 2020 sex scene. We’re back #thisisus’.
In the snap Mr. and Mrs. Pearson are seen in full wardrobe as they stand outside on the production lot six feet apart.
Both masked up, the actors stood separate from each other, with Mandy further sharing a look into their holding areas where they rest between takes.
‘Brave new world’: The 36-year-old actress and singer showed off the actors’ holding stalls where each person waits in between takes to slow the spread of the virus
Changing times: Mandy took to her Instagram stories to reveal all the new protocols the production has put in place on her first day back on set
Due to the virus many productions have instituted the use of mannequins for on-set love scenes, with some even utilizing actors’ spouses as stand-ins.
The director’s chairs, which usually are lined up next to each other off camera, are now separated by plexiglass as each actor has their own stall for safety.
Within the chambers, which Milo playfully dubbed ‘Shower stalls A and B’, each actor is given a container of sanitized props.
The onset couple waived and talked to each other through the glass as they marveled at how different set life felt these days.
Masked: The mom to be made sure to not play around with safety as she wore a mask the whole time on set in between scenes
In real life, Mandy has now publicly announced that she is expecting her first child with husband of two years, singer Taylor Goldsmith, 35.
The dashing pair shared in the excitement on social media Thursday, as they announced their son would be arriving in early 2021.
In a series of black and white photos, Taylor is seen cradling his wife’s stomach as they grin from ear to ear.
They captioned the series ‘Baby Boy Goldsmith coming early 2021’.
Expecting parents: Mandy and her husband of two years, Taylor, have announced Thursday that they are expecting their first child together
Fast love: The two began communicating and quietly got engaged after a year of dating and married the following year in 2018
The pair first met via Instagram as Mandy posted how much she loved her now husband’s band Dawes in 2016.
The two began communicating and quietly got engaged after a year of dating and married the following year in 2018.
Speaking to Conan back in 2017 Mandy shared that she was excited to be a mom but had no idea what she was doing.
‘I had crew members showing me how to change a diaper. I’m terrible, but yes, it has sort of activated that maternal side of me that I’m totally ready to have kids now’ she said.
Though originally slated for November 11, This Is Us will now have its two hour season premiere on October 27th after the network pushed up the air date.
This Is Us: The hit show This Is Us features a dynamic crew of actors including Sterling K Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley