Milo Ventimiglia Doesn’t Think Jess Was a Good Boyfriend on ‘Gilmore Girls,’ Reveals How He Compares to Jack in ‘This Is Us’
Milo Ventimiglia got real about his character Jess Mariano and drew some comparisons to his character Jack Pearson on This is Us.
More specifically, the 45-year-old actor reflected on what sort of boyfriend his character was to Alexis Bledel‘s Rory Gilmore on Gilmore Girls.
He explained why Jess wasn’t an ideal boyfriend and how he matured during a recent interview.
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“Jess was a child,” Milo emphasized while speaking to InStyle.
While he said that he doesn’t really think about his character anymore, he added that Jess wasn’t an ideal boyfriend. However, he gave the character some grace.
“I think Jess had a lot of life to live. And I don’t think he was quite set up the best way in his younger years — not having a father, not having a parent. He had to find his way on his own a little bit,” he said. “And I think he got to it a little quicker, just a place of … acceptance of who he was, and what he wanted to be, and who he wanted to be around.”
Milo turned the attention to Jack after explaining that his goal is to play an “attainable hero.”
“It’s like, ‘Let’s just strive to have a golden heart.’ We all have our hang-ups. We all make our mistakes. But fundamentally, who Jack was? He was just a good, solid man,” he said.
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