June 23, 2017 / Emily / No Comments

GQ – Gentlemen, we feel your pain and see your stains: It’s hot out there. So with help from This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia, we’ve created a working man’s survival guide to the steamiest months of the year, including the new breed of lightweight summer suits and the bags, watches, and shoes that make you shine…without actually shining

Milo Ventimiglia’s bad-boy days are over. When Gilmore Girls returned last year for a four-episode Netflix run, viewers noticed that the 39-year-old actor’s rough-and-tough Jess Mariano had suddenly become too good a man for the show’s younger protagonist. And on This Is Us—the family weeper (and runaway hit) that followed soon after—Ventimiglia kills viewers with kindness as the Pearson clan’s patriarch, Jack. Is it true what they say, that age softens your edges?

“Look, I’ve played a superhero,” the youthful-as-ever Orange County native says in reference to his days on Heroes. “But I think Jack Pearson is actually the most realistic hero possible. He’s a father who has influence over his children, who has impact on his family, who can be a good husband if he really, truly tries. I think that just being a good man is something we all can strive for and achieve.”

“But at the same time,” he advises sternly, “don’t let anyone walk all over you. People should not mistake kindness for weakness. If you approach someone with goodness, or if someone’s approaching you with goodness, you’re gonna tenfold be better to them. But if they’re bad to you, you can’t allow that. So treat me good, I’ll treat you better. Treat me bad, I’ll treat you worse.”

June 07, 2017 / Emily / No Comments

NY POST – This is the year Milo Ventimiglia became a dad — at least on TV.

The 39-year-old actor already enjoyed a reputation as a Hollywood heartthrob, playing younger parts like those of irresistibly brooding teen Jess Mariano on “Gilmore Girls” and empath Peter Petrelli on “Heroes.” But he finally got to act his age for the role of Jack Pearson, a father who — after the death of one of his newborn triplets — decides to adopt an orphaned baby on the premiere episode of NBC’s “This Is Us.”

“I wanted to play a good man,” Ventimiglia tells Alexa after our cover shoot, sitting on an outdoor patio in Los Angeles’ Benedict Canyon, as wind chimes ring in the background. “It was very simple how he loved his wife, how he loved his kids.”

That unabashed love helped “This Is Us” become network television’s biggest sensation in years. (Its trailer broke streaming records last May, four months before the show premiered.) The series leaps back and forth through time, showing the close-knit, interracial Pearson family at different ages while dangling a sobering fact before its besotted audience: Jack dies and his wife, Rebecca (Mandy Moore), remarries.

Ventimiglia, who has changed from his designer photoshoot threads into an effortlessly cool black T-shirt and jeans, knew he was playing a dead man when he signed on for the project (even if the particulars of his character’s death remain a mystery to viewers).

“I know how [Jack dies], I know when, I know why. It didn’t sway me at all. [Executive producer Dan] Fogelman said to me, ‘Milo, don’t worry. Just because Jack is dead in the present day doesn’t mean you’re going to be off the show.’ ”

Indeed, Ventimiglia remains a pivotal father figure both on-camera and off.

“I try to show up even on the days I’m not working,” he explains. “I do a lot of photography behind the scenes. I shoot everything on film [that takes place] in the past and everything on digital [that takes place] in the present. I try to be around, be that Papa Pearson.”
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May 22, 2017 / Emily / No Comments

Yesterday (May 21), Milo attended the Hammer Museum K.A.M.P. (Kids’ Art Museum Project) in Los Angeles, California. You can check out a few HQ photos in the gallery!

May 16, 2017 / Emily / No Comments

After the NBCUpfront yesterday, Milo and his co-stars in This Is Us attended the Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE Upfronts Party presented by Netflix and Terra Chips at Second Floor. The gallery has been updated with HQ photos from the party!

May 16, 2017 / Emily / No Comments

Hello Milo fans! Yesterday (May 16), Milo attended the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront. He looked so handsome! <3 I have added HQ photos from the arrivals as well as during the presentation to the gallery. I've also added seven beautiful portraits Milo took during the upfront to the gallery. Be sure to check them out!

May 12, 2017 / Emily / No Comments

Yesterday (May 11), Milo attended the Berlin, Germany premiere of This Us Us (Das ist Leben) with co-star Chrissy Metz. I have added high quality photos from the premiere to the gallery! Enjoy!

May 12, 2017 / Emily / No Comments

Hi Milo fans, sorry for the delay with these. Had a busy week with my finals, but now I’m finished with the semester! I have updated the gallery with photos of Milo attending the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards earlier this week on May 7th. Milo and Lonnie Chavis won for Tearjerker for their scene of Jack and Randall at karate. Check out HQ photos from the awards in the gallery!

April 26, 2017 / Emily / No Comments

On April 24th, Milo attended the premiere and screening for his upcoming film Devil’s Gate at Tribeca Film Festival. Milo looked so great as always. I’ve added high quality photos from the premiere as well as some portraits Milo took during the festival to the gallery. Enjoy!

April 10, 2017 / Emily / No Comments

Hello Milo fans! Yesterday, Milo and his beautiful This Is Us co-star, Mandy Moore talked with Nellie Andreeva about This Is Us. I have added high quality photos of Milo during the green room, presentation panel, and some gorgeous shots in the photo studio to the gallery! Enjoy!

DEADLINE – Stars Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore were among the This Is Us panelists Sunday at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event. The series focuses on three adult siblings and their parents, partly in flashbacks, jumping from character to character and between decades. From creator Dan Fogelman, breakout freshman series also stars Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley and got an early renewal, picked up for a second and third season in January.

Of course, a major part of making a show that spans many years using the same actors is the makeup. With the help of 12 prosthetic appliances, Moore, playing mom Rebecca Pearson, convincingly ages over a 40-year period.

“It was very important to have the makeup look realistic,” Head of Makeup Zoe Hay said during the panel. “You know, she’s a mom at home, she’s not going to look like a beauty ad in the ’80s.”

But that level of preparation can lead to grueling periods in the chair. “I like to help out with the hairdryer,” Moore said. “Otherwise I’m just sitting there for three to five hours.”

For Ventimiglia, as Rebecca’s husband Jack, facial hair was key to portraying different eras. “With Milo, we referred to beard-gate,” Hay joked. “We had a lot of dialogue about how we would transition him for each period. … We haven’t tried a trucker mustache yet!”

“It’s hard to find the materials these days to go back to the ’70s,” production designer Gary Frutkoff said. “You’ll find a high-end couch or chair, but Dan (Fogelman) from the beginning wanted a very blue-collar look to this family. … We’re always scouring Craigslist and prop houses.”

Frutkoff also said shooting in L.A. had its drawbacks — when depicting Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh, for example. “There’s a small digital budget for removing palm trees,” he said. “I’ve painted grass before. I’ve painted it green and I’ve painted it brown, but [L.A.’s] Griffith Park will not let you touch their grass, so you just have to live with it. When that episode airs, I’m usually at a bar somewhere.”

As for what we can look forward to in Season 2, Ventimiglia said: “There’s a lot happening for all of the Pearsons. Jack and Rebecca need to get their marriage on track because it’s crumbled and fractured.”

Added Moore: “I think some of the answers people are looking for will be at least satisfied and satiated at the beginning of next season.”

April 02, 2017 / Emily / No Comments

Today, Milo attended the Variety Studio: Actors on Actors. Milo was paired with Freida Pinto. I have added high quality photos of Milo in the studio from the panel as well as some amazing behind the scenes photos in the portrait room. Check out all the photos in the gallery!