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Everyone’s talking about NBC’s new comedy-drama, This Is Us. The series follows siblings Kate and Kevin, who were apart of a triplet pregnancy. Their biological brother was stillborn, so their parents adopted a black baby, Randall, who was born on the exact same day. The storyline contains flashbacks from the past and present to span over thirty years of love, emotional turmoil and the differences between these three siblings that run far deeper than their skin tones. In case you were curious, here are 15 facts you probably didn’t know about the series.

1. Mandy Moore Did Extensive Research to Nail Her Onscreen Labor

Since Mandy Moore has yet to have children of her own, she hit up YouTube to watch a bunch of childbirth videos. She wanted to research the entire process so the scenes where her character is giving birth were as realistic as possible without all the “stereotypical screaming and buckling down.”

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