"I think playing against type is why [Mandy Moore] wanted to do it. And it was awesome. She got to play a hard-drinking, cigarette-smoking, tattoo-getting badass. She definitely goes down in 'HIMYM' history as the love interest who convinced Ted to do perhaps the stupidest thing he's ever done to impress a woman: get a tattoo of a butterfly just above his butt crack. Without that crazy night, Ted never would have met Stella, who became an incredibly significant presence in his life, and informs the rest of the course of his romantic search. It's always cool to sort of make those connections. We're definitely believers in destiny and fate and one thing leading to another and the sort of magic of how everything worked out."
Monty Brinton / CBS
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