Mandy Moore has left her “mean girl” days behind to play Rebecca Pearson on This is Us, but she was once a queen bee and the bane of Mia Thermopolis’ existence as high school cheerleader Lana in The Princess Diaries.
Moore shared an adorable throwback to her days on set of the hit Garry Marshall film, which she made when she was still a teen.
“16 year old me with the inimitable @JulieAndrews and @HeatherMatarazz on the set of #theprincessdiaries. #tbt #thosecurlstho,” she wrote, sharing a photo of her and costars Julie Andrews and Heather Matarazzo in costume.
Moore portrayed the most popular girl in school, Lana Thomas, and also put her “Candy” days as a pop singer to good use performing a musical number “Stupid Cupid” in a high school dance scene.
While the This is Us star makes us cry on a weekly basis as Rebecca Pearson, back then she was making Anne Hathaway’s character cry — granted, for different reasons — and rocking those mid-2000s curls.