Milo VentimigliaLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Milo Ventimiglia has been giving hugs to This Is Us fans
"A lot of people, they want a hug," he tells Jimmy Kimmel. "They don't really ask me for advice, but they want that paternal knowing that things are okay."
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
Could Grey's Anatomy doctors have saved Jack from This Is Us?
Sarah Drew thinks so, acknowledging that this week’s episodes of the NBC drama brought back memories of April Kepner getting fired from the ABC medical drama.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 6:30PM EST
Milo Ventimiglia is essentially on a Crock-Pot apology tour
The This Is Us star had to once again defend Crock-Pot, this time during an appearance on Ellen. "I own a Crock-Pot. I love Crock-Pot," he told Ellen DeGeneres, adding: ”I think there was a lot of misdirected hate at (Crock-Pot) as opposed to a faulty slow cooker from the past."
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 4:08PM EST
This Is Us executive producer: “The plan is we’ll be seeing even more of Jack”
Milo Ventimiglia will appear on tonight’s episode and in the rest of the series, according to executive producer John Requa. “The plan is we’ll be seeing even more of Jack. We’re not putting a period on anything,” he says. Requa also recalls the “almost four days” it took “just to shoot that one little sequence” to open the post-Super Bowl episode. It was particularly difficult because they shot the sequence in the mountains away from everybody in an effort to maintain secrecy “We had to build a house out in the middle of nowhere up in the mountains,” he says. “We also shot at the actual house and we had to make it seem like it was seamlessly in one place. It was quite an undertaking. It was feature-film-level undertaking.”
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
Can the Crock-Pot recover from the This Is Us tragedy?
“The ongoing Crock-Pot fiasco is the most bizarre kitchen appliance backlash since Sean Hannity persuaded his reactionary audience to demolish their Keurig coffee machines,” says Justin Charity. “But Keurigs are for losers who secretly hate coffee, and so I don’t really care whether weirdos ditch their Keurig machines to defend Sean Hannity’s honor among TV advertisers. Crock-Pots are for the people who love carefully cooked food. I want all of us — but especially those of us who toil over braises and stews — to be safe.”
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 8:51AM EST
This Is Us’ Super Bowl episode ended up as “Death Porn”
“The This Is Us death buildup might have been one of the most macabre exercises in drumming up buzz for a TV show we’ve ever seen,” says Kevin Fallon. “What started as an interesting narrative twist—the impossibly perfect dad played by Milo Ventimiglia in the premiere of This Is Us is, in the present-day-set sequences of the time-hopping drama, long-since deceased—became an exasperating trolling device, with countless fake outs and red herrings about how he died and when we would see it. So in many respects, the MVP of the This Is Us cast is actually an uncredited player: The Grim Reaper. He has had a starring role in the majority of the blockbuster series’ celebrated run, and Sunday night he finally soaked in his standing ovation.”
- This Is Us didn’t need to become “Twist is Us” again
- This Is Us didn’t go too over-the-top when it comes to depicting Jack’s death
- The problem is Jack’s death had become so central to the show that it begs the question: Where does it go from here?
- This Is Us fulfilled expectations and proved that the show has “graduated” so that it could move on beyond the tragedy
- Milo Ventimiglia: You can say this was a “perfect” death
- Ventimiglia talks about his This Is Us future
- Producers used red paper and a password to avoid leaks
Posted Sunday 2/04/18 at 3:33AM EST
Milo Ventimiglia makes a video encouraging This Is Us fans to forgive Crock-Pot
The NBC drama apparently teamed with Crock-Pot to make it clear that “#CrockPotIsInnocent.”
Posted Sunday 1/28/18 at 3:52AM EST
Crock-Pot would have a tough case if it sued This Is Us for defamation
“Proving disparagement of products is harder than proving defamation of a person’s character,” explains Danny Cevallos. “To win a lawsuit, the Crock-Pot folks would have to show that (1) the statement is false; (2) This is Us intended — or reasonably recognized — the publication would cause financial loss; (3) Crock-Pot actually lost money; and (4) This is Us’ recklessly disregarded the truth in coming up with the shorting Crock-Pot scene — which would probably mean it’s known to be impossible that Crock-Pots can short circuit.” ALSO: Stephen Colbert mocks the This Is Us Crock-Pot controversy.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 11:32PM EST
This Is Us has turned the tragedy of Jack's death into a tease
“Where is the line,” asks Megan Garber, “between dramatization and exploitation? Between the kind of manipulation that all fiction—and particularly the fiction of the primetime television series—will engage in, and the kind that can become cynical, and trying, and exhausting? This Is Us is a show that is, for the most part, exceptionally sensitive, exceptionally subtle. But the way it has played with Jack’s death—the central fact of its characters’ lives, a trauma that radiates across their experience in ways both predictable and deeply unruly—is not subtle at all. It is bold. It is brash. It suggests, indeed, writers at play. Jack’s demise, as a result, has been a tragedy that has manifested as something far more banal: a plot device. An earnest one, yes—Jack is evidently beloved by his creators as well as his fellow Pearsons—but a plot device nonetheless.”
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 4:39PM EST
Crock-Pot responds to the This Is Us backlash: “We’re innocent until proven guilty”
Many This Is Us fans expressed anger — whether real or not — at the kitchen appliance on social media following last night’s episode. “I just threw my crock-pot out the window,” one fan tweeted. “I will never accept a crockpot as a gift now,” wrote another. That prompted the official Crock-Pot brand to respond on Facebook (and apparently tweet for the first time this morning). “We’re heartbroken over last night’s episode, too!” the brand wrote on Facebook, responding to a comment from a Facebook user named Ruthie. “Ruthie, we’re innocent until proven guilty. Since the 1970s we have been providing families with quality and safe products, ask your parents if you don’t believe us. DM us with any questions, and we’d be happy to tell you more about our safety standards!” Creator Dan Fogelman tweeted in response to the backlash this morning, “Taking a moment to remind everyone that it was a 20 year old fictional crockpot with an already funky switch? Let's not just lump all those lovely hardworking crockpots together.”
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 8:32AM EST
Milo Ventimiglia admits he fell into the pool at HBO’s Golden Globes afterparty
“Yes, I fell in the pool,” the This Is Us star said on Instagram after the incident at the Beverly Hilton Sunday night.
Posted Thursday 11/16/17 at 12:56AM EST
Examining the diverse “crying styles” of This Is Us’ three male stars
“This is Us is television’s most reliable source for the juiciest, wettest, most manipulatively cathartic cries,” says Allison P. Davis. “They are cries designed to make the audience cry along and feel cleansed by our own tears. And while, yes, every actor on This is Us cries beautifully, in my opinion, it’s the three male leads that offer the most satisfying-to-watch sobs.”
Posted Wednesday 10/04/17 at 10:47PM EDT
This Is Us’ Milo Ventimiglia: “We're kept really informed, which is nice because in essence it informs our choices as actors”
Responding to his preparation for this week’s episode, Ventimiglia said: “We have everything we need to play these moments and characters and even to understand the timeline. It helps to know the family history; having a creator that's giving us all the information is really beneficial.” ALSO: Passersby constantly question Ventimiglia, who wears his mustache in public.
Posted Tuesday 10/03/17 at 4:56PM EDT
This Is Us’ Milo Ventimiglia: “I would say nothing is as it seems on this show”
“We’re not into misleading people,” the actor tells EW, “but if we gave everybody everything right now, what would the (mystery) be about? … I think everybody is wanting that itch scratched right now, and it’s like, “Guys, be patient. It will happen when it’s supposed to.”