‘This Is Us’ Actor Milo Ventimiglia Emotionally Revealed the 1 Trait His Own Father Shares With Jack

There’s no doubt that Jack Pearson, played by Milo Ventimiglia, is a fan-favorite character in This Is Us. The actor brought a lot to the role, making him beloved by fans even though Jack is dead in the present timeline. But it wasn’t until after This Is Us aired that Ventimiglia realized he had adapted one of his own father’s traits for Jack.

'This Is Us' star Milo Ventimiglia wears a black polo shirt.
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Milo Ventimiglia shares the one trait his father has in common with Jack in ‘This Is Us’

This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia noticed that both his father and Jack Pearson rarely cry.

During an interview with the Associated Press, he said, “That was one thing I know [This Is Us creator Dan] Fogelman and I had talked about a lot was Jack doesn’t cry. I mean, if you really think about it. He cried in the beginning when he was a younger man when his wife was in duress. But you’ve never really seen Jack cry. Why is that? Randall cries. Kevin cries. Kate cries. Rebecca cries. Why does Jack not cry?”

He continued, “And I, sort of thinking about that myself, I didn’t see my father cry until I was probably maybe 21 years old when his father passed away. And I thought to myself, ‘Wow. I’ve never seen my day cry until then. Why is that?'”

Milo Ventimiglia realized that he took on one of his father’s traits when playing Jack in This Is Us. He said, “I believe that my father was trying to give me strength as a man, as a young man moving forward in life with any adversity or any challenges or any problems that are going to come my way. It’s my dad who was giving me strength. You know, don’t be defeated. Stand back up, and keep moving forward.”

Milo Ventimiglia predicts that 1 ‘This Is Us’ actor won’t cry during the last season

Despite Jack’s unwillingness to cry, thanks to Milo Ventimiglia‘s father, tears do not run low in This Is Us. And since the upcoming season will be the show’s last, Ventimiglia predicted which actors would be shedding tears on set.

During an interview with Extra, Ventimiglia said, “Sterling can’t do anything but cry on the show. Chrissy Metz cries. Mandy Moore gets emotional. Justin Hartley? Don’t see a tear coming out of that man’s eyes.”

Ventimiglia explained, “Justin is fun-spirited, always trying to keep people up and laughing.”

‘This Is Us’ Season 6 is coming in early 2022

Even though fans will probably not see Milo Ventimiglia crying during This Is Us Season 6, those fans will probably make up for it with their own tears. The upcoming season will be the last one for the popular NBC drama, and it promises to be more emotional than ever.

There are many questions that the writers need to answer before This Is Us comes to a close in season 6. Are Kate and Miguel dead in the future? Who does Kevin get married to? How does Kate and Toby’s marriage fall apart? And why are all of the characters gathering at Kevin’s house in the future? Thankfully, all of these questions will get answered before the series ends. But, as many fans know, the answers will probably make a lot of people cry.

This Is Us Season 6 premieres in early 2022.

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