What Milo learned from Will

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at December 2, 2016 20:03:04 December 2, 2016 20:03:04

Milo Ventimiglia is having a moment. Not only is he nailing his role as Jack, the hot dad of all hot dads, on This is Us, he’s also experiencing a renewed fandom after his Gilmore Girls character Jess Mariano showed up in the revival looking exactly how you don’t want an ex to look when you run into them: more muscular and more hot AF than you remember.

In a new feature for Interview, Milo discusses his two most famous roles but he also brings up a role you probably don’t remember. Milo Ventimiglia guest-starred on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1995 and had one line. I remember this exact episode and the two-piece purple outfit Ashley Banks is wearing but I didn’t remember Milo and his hysterical pronunciation of “tour.”

There’s a #FlashbackFriday if I’ve ever seen one. The overalls! His baby face! It’s all so amazing. Milo Ventimiglia was just at the beginning of his career when he shot his one Fresh Prince line in his denim overalls but Will Smith was already stupidly famous. He was owning the 90s on the small screen and the big screen. And he was inspiring a young actor who said nine words on his show. Here’s how Milo remembers working with Will.

“But the most impactful thing for me being on that set was to see how Will Smith was with his crew. He was coming off of Men in Black, and was already signed up for Men in Black II. He was not just a TV star; he was a movie star already. He knew everyone’s name and was inclusive of everyone and the crew. For me, being that that was my first job, I just watched and soaked up as much as I could. It impacted me and how I am around my sets and my crews. Will Smith is a good man. So I just try to be a good man.”

This is Us is an ensemble show but Milo has emerged as one of its biggest stars. He’s now the big deal actor on set and thanks to Will Smith, it sounds like he’s nice to everybody. Being nice is not a thing that should be applauded. It should be expected. But in Hollywood, the most famous actor on set is usually the principle asshole.

Speaking of asses, Milo also talks about baring his in the first episode of This is Us. God, I love This is Us. Milo Ventimiglia is SO GOOD in This is Us. I wept during the last episode. My partner had to hold my hand through the last 10 minutes and if you watched it, you know why. The push-ups. I can’t even think about the push-ups without tearing up. Right after the episode, Duana sent me a link that I will now share with all of you.


Yes, this whole post was just an excuse to share these videos of the hottest men on TV doing push-ups with each other on their backs. You’re welcome.

Here's Milo at an event in LA last night and Will Smith out in New York.

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