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Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 9:52PM EDT
This Is Us plans to really delve into Jack's Vietnam storyline
“We’re trying to really break some barriers for network television, in terms of creating something that’s so period, and so overseas,” says co-showrunner Isaac Aptaker. “It’s a real timeline that we’re going to live in and devote some serious episodes to. So it’s going to be a very fully real-life world. It’s not just little moments.”
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 2:14PM EDT
This Is Us already filmed "pieces" of the show's final scene
Source: Entertainment Weekly
"We’re pretty far along," creator Dan Fogelman said at an Emmy For Your Consideration event. "Our writers and I are kind of to the end. We have a path for each season of the show. We’ve always had a plan… I don’t think this show will ever — despite any success it may or may not have — will ever overstay its welcome, and we have a story to tell. And we want to do this the right way. And so we have a plan.” He added: “I’ve actually already shot pieces of the final scene in the series.” ALSO: Milo Ventimiglia reacts to Oliver Hudson blowing off his This Is Us Jack audition.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 11:31PM EDT
Milo Ventimiglia: This Is Us Season 3 will explore 20-something Jack in Vietnam War
“At the end of the Super Bowl episode when people were ultimately confronted with how he passed away, there was a trailer to show Jack in a helicopter over Vietnam in uniform," he says. "We’re going to explore that side of Jack’s 20s and what brought him into the man that we all knew.”
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:05AM EDT
Milo Ventimiglia can only name two of Mandy Moore's songs
Andy Cohen grilled the actor on his This Is Us co-star's pop star past on Watch What Happens Live, asking him to name three of her songs.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
Is Sterling K. Brown too good for This Is Us?
Source: New York Post
The two-time Emmy-winning actor, who's coming off the high of hosting Saturday Night Live, has insisted he isn't going anywhere. "I’ll ride it ’til the wheels fall off,” he said last year. But as Robert Rorke notes, "the magnetic actor is unstoppable" -- he could be the next George Clooney, who left the hit series ER for movie stardom. "As everyone has figured out by now, the big-hearted Brown is the best thing about This Is Us," says Rorke, "but he’s also better than the show, which has allowed itself to devolve from sensitive family drama into a soap opera about a ghost." He adds: "Brown’s ascension comes at a time when Hollywood is hurting for the kind of eloquent leading man who can become the next Denzel Washington or the next Gary Oldman, to name two of this year’s Oscar nominees and one eventual winner. It’s time for Brown to join their ranks."
- This Is Us producers call seeing Milo Ventimiglia don old-age makeup “one of the most visceral punches” they've experienced on the show
- To become Old Jack, Ventimiglia sent the makeup people photos of his father from different angles
- This Is Us co-showrunner Elizabeth Burger offers some insight on the Season 2 finale
- Creator Dan Fogelman says Season 3 is “a big Vietnam season for us. We’re doing some cool stuff"
- Chrissy Metz on the season finale: "It was really layered, and it was really wonderful and a lot of fun to have all of us together"
- Has This Is Us become too reliant on endless cliffhangers and mini-mysteries?
- This Is Us needed that clunky Season 2 ending
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 4:57PM EDT
This Is Us stars made 3D-printed copies of their SAG Award trophies to distribute to the child cast
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Milo Ventimiglia joined his cast at SXSW in reflecting on the massive success of This Is Us. So far, he said, his one concern is that is that the show "gets kicked in the teeth at every awards show we've been to." So when the cast did win a SAG Award for outstanding performance at an ensemble, Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore took their trophies to a 3D printing store to make six replicas for the show's child stars. "It wasn't the real statue but also, from mom and dad, wanted them to know hey, we love you guys and you should have a representation siting on your mantel," said Ventimiglia, with Moore adding, "You're just as much a part of this as everybody else."
- Mandy Moore: "I’m really proud to be part of a show that is so inclusive, during such a divisive time in this country"
- Susan Kelechi Watson: "It’s nice to have these episodes where it’s, not necessarily lighter, but it’s happier. It’s joyful"
- Ventimiglia hopes fans seeing Old Man Jack in his 70s will "maybe soften the blow a little bit"
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 7:02AM EST
Duracell gets This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia to star in a fire safety public service announcement
Source: The Business Journals
The actor is urging people to change the batteries on their smoke detectors this Sunday in connection with Daylight Savings.
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 12:25AM EST
Milo Ventimiglia drops his "Jack Pearson" look after wrapping on This Is Us Season 2
Ventimiglia traded Jack's long locks and mustache for a "cleaned-up look." ALSO: See Ventimiglia's prom photos with his 20-year-old date.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:50AM EST
Jack from This Is Us is a nod to the dream dads of yesteryear
Source: Laughing Squid
"Jack the superhero dad reminds us of the power of earnest stories about good parents," according to a ScreenPrism YouTube video essay. "He’s selfless humble and totally devoted to his wife Rebecca and their three kids…Jack may be too good for this world, but his character touches us because he’s not effortlessly perfect, we see that he works really really hard to be this person for his kids. Jack shows us what it is to be a dream dad and why this is an achievement with far-reaching significance even after we’re gone." ALSO: This Is Us fans fear Beth could be the next to die.
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?
Source: The Ringer
“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”
Source: The Daily Beast
“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