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Posted Wednesday 10/17/18 at 3:23PM EDT
This Is Us creator talks about the gruesome and challenging "Vietnam" episode
Last night's "Vietnam" episode was actually shot at a lake north of Los Angeles, but future episodes will feature the actual Vietnam. “I find it an interesting way to tell the story of these two brothers and how it relates to war, and start at the end point,” says Dan Fogelman. “I’m proud of its ambition. It feels by the time you get to the end of the episode you feel like you’ve gone on a long journey with a character that you thought you knew really well walking into it.”
Posted Tuesday 9/25/18 at 1:05PM EDT
This Is Us stars are set to earn $250,000 per episode after renegotiating their contracts for massive pay raises
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley will all see their salaries bumped up to $250,000 per episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The five central cast members started out earning separate pay checks, with Ventimiglia taking home $115,000 per episode, nearly triple Metz's $40,000 per episode. It's unclear if the show's other stars, including Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Sullivan, earned raises.
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 3:13PM EDT
See the Milo Ventimiglia and Chrissy Metz's auditions from tonight's This Is Us special
Source: Entertainment Weekly
NBC is celebrating its hit series tonight with the one-hour special The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us.
Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 10:02PM EDT
This Is Us shares the first look at Jack in Vietnam
"Yep," creator Dan Fogelman tweeted in revealing the first glimpse of Milo Ventimiglia dressed in Jack's military garb.
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.