Milo Ventimiglia Can ‘Hang up’ Jack Pearson but He Won’t Forget This One Special Thing About ‘This Is Us’

After six years of playing This Is Us patriarch Jack Pearson, Milo Ventimiglia has had a chance to get under the character’s skin. However, now that the final scenes of the NBC family drama are in the can, it’s on to other projects. Ventimiglia will star in ABC’s The Company You Keep this fall, but while he may be able to officially “hang up” Jack, he won’t forget this one special thing about working on This Is Us.

Milo Ventimiglia on the set of This Is Us.
Milo Ventimiglia | Ron Batzdorff/NBC

Milo Ventimiglia tried to ‘represent the good guys’ as ‘This Is Us’ Jack Pearson

On This Is Us, Ventimiglia felt he had a “pressure and responsibility” to “represent the good guys” as Jack Pearson.

“I feel like those guys are borrowed from me and men that I admire,” the actor once said to The New York Times.

“The expectation is very high. I’m not without my mistakes as a person, as a man, but I’m also trying to represent the good guys out there. I think that raising the bar is a very good thing — because we’re looking for men to be better, and we’re looking for our partners to be better, and that’s just something we need right now,” Ventimiglia shared.

The actor said there is one special thing he won’t forget about working on ‘This Is Us’

Ventimiglia explained that although he is attached to his character, he understands it’s time to put him away.

In an interview with E! News he said, “Jack, I can hang him up. It’s OK. It’ll be in a garment bag. I can pop it open and take a look.”

However, one particular thing about working on This Is Us will be tough to forget.

“The hardest thing always for me is the people. You spend so much time with the people, you know? I feel like most of my job is showing up for the crew and making sure we’re all having a good day. And knowing that I won’t be with this particular group that I’ve been with for six years, possibly ever again, collectively, it’s hard,” he shared.

As for ‘This Is Us’ series finale, Milo Ventimiglia teased big news

“It’s going to deliver. It’s truly, truly going to deliver,” Ventimiglia shared about the This Is Us series finale as reported by People Magazine.

Although Ventimiglia may or may not be seen on camera in character as the series ends, he also left a lasting impression behind the scenes as a director.

In season 4, Ventimiglia directed “Storybook Love.” The following season, the actor helmed “Jerry 2.0.”

For season 6’s “The Guitar Man,” Kevin took his twins to his family’s cabin to complete Jack’s dream home and prove himself as a father. This episode was the final installment where the actor spent time behind the camera.

This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on NBV.

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