Recently, the hit series, This is Us
, returned to NBC with all-new episodes. The series follows the lives of three siblings, Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz), and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and their parents, Jack, played by Milo Ventimiglia, and Kate (Mandy Moore). The show is told during the siblings adult lives, but also takes place in flashbacks from when they were younger, as their father was killed when the children were teenagers.
Star Ventimiglia recently talked to SciFi Vision and other journalists during a junket promoting the series about working on the show, his inspirations, who he would love to have scenes with, and more.
Be sure to check out our portion of the video interview below.
Ventimiglia talked to SciFi Vision about his inspiration for Jack. “[It was] two people very close to me: my father and a kid I grew up with who still remains one of my closest friends, my buddy Aaron. He's a dad, and he just reminds me of the dad that's always chasing time with his kids. My father was very much like that, and when I play Jack with the twelve-year-olds, I remember back to my dad coming and going from work in a tie, showing up to sporting events, really doing his best as a father to make sure he was giving us what we needed to hear, to grow and to hopefully be good people. But beyond that, I know, my dad, there were moments where it's like I personally just didn't want to disappoint him, because he was such a larger than life character to me. Then, I see the same thing with my friend Aaron, with the way he raises his kids, and he just wants time with his kids, which I know is a huge thing for Jack. It's all he's ever wanted.