‘This Is Us’: Milo Ventimiglia Predicts How Jack Pearson Would Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Jeremy Spirogis
Milo Ventimiglia as Jack on This Is Us - Season 4

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impression our world, many writers and actors are sharing how fictional characters would reply. Now This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia has shared how Jack Pearson — aka among the finest TV dads of all time — would deal with the present disaster. And mainly, the actor’s reply confirmed what viewers already know. 

‘This Is Us’ star Milo Ventimiglia shares how Jack would deal with the coronavirus

Milo Ventimiglia as Jack on This Is Us - Season 4
Milo Ventimiglia as Jack on ‘This Is Us’ | Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank through Getty Images

On May 7, the Can’t Stop Watching podcast from the LA Times launched an interview with Ventimiglia. Then when requested how Jack would cope with the coronavirus, Ventimiglia knew precisely what the This Is Us character would do.

“He’d be having a ball with his kids,” the actor stated. “And deep down, whatever fears he has going on out in the world, he would never let them see it.”

Then Ventimiglia defined certainly one of his shut mates is presently residing out how Jack would reply to the pandemic. 

“He is one of my models of Jack,” Ventimiglia stated. “I FaceTime him a couple of times a week and he’s with his kids. He’s in the pool and they’re swimming and they’re doing games and they’re having fun. He built a studio in their house so they could record an interview show and interview their friends over Zoom.”

The This Is Us star continued: “But then I know that when the kids are busy doing whatever they’re doing by themselves, he’s in the garage with a mask, with gloves, sterilizing the food that’s come in. But not for them to see. So I imagine Jack is much the same.”

And though Jack would make it enjoyable for his children, Ventimiglia reassured followers the character would nonetheless perceive the gravity of the state of affairs. He stated:

 Jack is the man that’s gonna be there, nearly making an journey out of it together with his household. But on the similar time, understanding this can be a very actual, very severe, very scary time for lots of people. Jack’s gotta look out for his, and hopefully, do what he can for everyone else. But Jack’s obtained to look out for himself as a result of when you don’t look out for your self, then you definately gained’t be round to look out for others. 

How Milo Ventimiglia is doing now

Still talking on the Can’t Stop Watching podcast, Ventimiglia shared how he’s personally coping with the pandemic. The actor defined he’s quarantined in New Mexico. Ventimiglia went down for his Evel Knievel undertaking — a job he dyed his hair blonde for. Then when manufacturing shut down, he remained within the state. 

Nevertheless, Ventimiglia is staying busy. And alongside at-home exercises and brushing up on his Japanese, it appears Ventimiglia is doing what he can to remain wholesome — each mentally and bodily.

“I’m taking my vitamins, social distancing, keeping active, talking to friends, talking to family, looking out for myself, and eating well,” he stated. “So I think in doing that, the only thing I gotta contend with is this dry skin out here in New Mexico. But that’s about it.”

Milo Ventimiglia reveals how the ‘This Is Us’ solid stays in contact

Meanwhile, Ventimiglia revealed he nonetheless will get in contact with the This Is Us solid every now and then. But he additionally acknowledged everybody resides their very own life.

“I haven’t seen any cast Zooms. It’s kind of like a band on tour. When you’re on tour, you’re there tying each other’s shoes,” Ventimiglia stated. “But when you’re not on tour, you’re kind of off on your own. And maybe you keep this tether to one another.”

He continued: “I’ve positively traded messages with Mandy [Moore] … I’ve FaceTime’d with Justin [Hartley], and I’ve traded messages with Sterling [K. Brown]. A bunch of us are collectively looking for methods to succeed in out to the group of the This Is Us viewers. You try to do what you possibly can … And you attempt to shine a lightweight on issues that want the eye.”

Even so, Ventimiglia hinted there’s loads occurring in group chat among the many This Is Us workforce. But he wasn’t capable of share any particulars. “Then, of course, there’s the completely goofy sh*t that we can’t even really talk about that usually, [executive producer] Ken Olin starts, but we all contribute to,” he stated.

Now when the This Is Us crew is ready to reunite to create the fifth season, it’s seemingly issues must change. During the Can’t Stop Watching podcast, Ventimiglia speculated what is going to occur transferring ahead. He recommended productions units may turn into a sterile atmosphere, the place individuals are scrubbing out and in. But in the end, everybody remains to be making an attempt to determine it out.

“I think these conversations are really starting to kick into high gear in Hollywood,” Ventimiglia stated. “We all want to get back to work so that we can one, do our craft. And two, put shows out. The show must go on, we gotta find a way.”

He added: “What a heavy load the writers must have right now trying to consider, ‘Well geez, do we put in the script that Jack and Rebecca share a kiss? Is that putting Milo and Mandy in danger? Can they hold hands? Do we have to shoot them six feet apart and make it look like they’re only a foot or two away? How does that work?’”

Clearly, there’s loads up within the air proper now. But hopefully, This Is Us followers are prepared to simply accept no matter adjustments are wanted to maintain everybody secure. 

Read extra: ‘This Is Us’: Will Rebecca Leave for the Clinical Trial? Fans Predict What Happens in Season 5

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