Back in May, fans of CBS's "How I Met Your Mother" finally learned the identity of the titular mama: Cherry Hill's own Cristin Milioti, who was at that point known for her Tony Award-nominated performance in the Broadway musical "Once."
When Milioti auditioned for the part, she didn't even know she was up for the part of the Mother. "I kind of put it together because it was so secretive," Milioti said.
"I had to sign a Russian novel of confidentiality agreements."
"Neil Patrick Harris [who plays notorious lothario-turned-groom-to-be Barney Stinson] congratulated me by accident. I flew out to film that finale the day after I finished 'Once.' It was in a out-of-body, white-hot excitement," Milioti said. "I felt like I was some sort of secret assassin."