Mandy Moore's parents get brutally honest about her 'This Is Us' character

/ Source: TODAY

She plays a fan-favorite character on the hit drama "This Is Us," but Mandy Moore has a couple of tough critics.

And she calls them Mom and Dad!

The rough reviews rolled in after Tuesday's episode, in which Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) — in an amazingly sweet and romantic gesture — prompted a tub-side renewal of his wedding vows with Rebecca (Moore). And then Rebecca — in a not-so-romantic response — mentioned that she'd like to take off for a five-state tour with her band.

"Great show tonight," Mom said in a text to Moore, adding, "Although Rebecca has issues doesn't she? Hopefully she is made to look better in future episodes ... right now Jack is the super hero."

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As for Moore's father, he was firmly on Team Mom, telling the actress, "You are so mean ... your timing was awful."

That blow was softened a bit by a heart emoji and his confession that he actually "loved the episode."

Talk about tough love! But, ultimately, Moore found the character reviews amusing.

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"Mom and Dad know how to keep it real," she told her followers on Instagram. "Thanks guys?"

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