Milo Ventimiglia reflects on six seasons of playing a yinzer on 'This Is Us'

Jan 04, 2022 610

BY: Joshua Axelrod

Before “This Is Us,” Milo Ventimiglia had only a cursory familiarity with Pittsburgh. The Southern California native had been here a few times doing branded-content work with American Eagle Outfitters at its South Side headquarters, but he had never thought too critically about what it means to be a yinzer.

That changed when he got the role of Jack Pearson on “This Is Us,” the wildly popular NBC drama that will begin its sixth and final season Tuesday at 9 p.m. Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore, who plays Jack’s wife Rebecca, were tasked with anchoring a Pittsburgh-set storyline that would serve as the formative years for their children Kevin (played in the future by Justin Hartley), Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Kate (Chrissy Metz).

Read more

SOURCE: https://www.post-gazette.com

You may be interested