‘How I Met Your Mother’ season 8 spoilers: Who is playing the Mother?

Have we finally meet the titular mother on “How I Met Your Mother” after eight extensive seasons of waiting? Well, the answer to that is still very much “yes” mixed with “no.” We did end up meeting a woman on Monday night’s season premiere in which we saw her legs and even part of her lower body; however, we have still yet to see anything that could make her a discernible human being.

So has the show cast who is playing this character? Speaking at a press screening last week, executive producer Craig Thomas was very coy about just who it was that we ended up seeing when it comes to the actual actress or just a body double:

“I don’t want to say because ultimately when we do cast the actress who’s the mother, it’s going to have to be shrouded in secrecy, so if it already happened, we already did it, we don’t want to say.”

One thing that both he and fellow showrunner Carter Bays did promise, however, is that there are not going to be any more massive fakeouts or moves that come out of left field; the woman that we saw entering the train station after Ted really is the Mother, and the fact that it happens here rather than at Barney’s wedding does leave open the possibility that this woman could be anyone. (This may put a little bit of water on the theories that it was secretly Barney’s half-sister, since we are assuming that Ted would have met her at the wedding.)

The only real mystery left for the show is just how much more we are going to see of it. The producers still do not know whether or not this is the final season, and the cast is still even in the dark. (They are denying rumors that they want out of the show at the end of this season.) Hopefully, we will find out in the weeks ahead.

Would you rather see a big name or an unknown play the mother at the end of the day? If you want to read more about what we want to see this season, you can do so by reading the story at this link.

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