“This Is Us” Star Milo Ventimiglia for Mr Porter’s “The Journal” Style Guide

Posted on September 21, 2017

Mr Porter‘s weekly style guide “The Journal” features “This Is Us” star Milo Ventimiglia, photographed by We Are The Rhoads and styled by  Gaelle Paul.

 

 

On This Is Us:
“People need shows that are similar to their life, where heart and family is front and centre. Hopefully, it’s forcing them to look at their lives, how to make a positive change, to connect with a family member or connect with a loved one, see another side, communicate. People have told me the show is therapy – they have a good cry, but also they feel like they have a better approach to their own life by watching the show.”

On his time dating Heroes co-star Hayden Panettiere:
“Never do it again,” he says. “There are things that happen to you in your life that shape who you are. Everything I’ve been through from jobs to friendships to partnerships, everything has built me to who I am. You learn from it. You learn a better way of doing things. It wasn’t until my mid to late twenties that the job wears on you, relationships wear on you. But I wouldn’t change a thing. When you get knocked over the head in life, it builds your perspective.”

On if he wants to have kids:
“At some point. I’m sure I’ll be a father when I’m meant to be a father. If I never have kids, then I was never meant to have kids as well. I think there’s a societal norm where you get married, you have a family, you raise a family, you pass on yourself to that family. Then you pass on. In entertainment, sometimes being a known person, you get to pass that on to a larger group of people than just your kin, than just your immediate family. You’re able to, hopefully, give something good out to a larger group of people.”

On Mr Sylvester Stallone:
“[Working on Rocky Balboa,] I almost feel like he saw a little bit of himself in me. We both have this crooked mouth and we’d talk about sitting in the mirror and trying to correct and straighten it. He said when he was younger and he didn’t have money for acting school, he’d sit in a mirror with a little TV watching soap operas and he’d try and deliver the lines. He created himself. He taught himself. He saw others who maybe had a little more privilege and little more resources that he didn’t have and he still became

On dropping out of UCLA to pursue acting:
“I realised I had to let school go. There’s always one thing I wish I could have done – finish.”

On looking young:
“I’ve always looked forward to being older because people always looked at me as younger. It was the same thing with my mother and my father. My father is 70 and my mother is closing in. But they don’t look it. They have young genes. Young spirits.”

On being vegetarian:
“I never knew anything different. It’s not very Italian…I listen to my body. Eat a lot of lentils, beans, nuts. I do whey shakes if I’m on the go.”

 

 

[Photo Credit: We Are The Rhoads/Courtesy of Mr Porter]

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