8 Things You Didn’t Know About Milo Ventimiglia
Milo Ventimiglia has returned to the small screen on what is becoming another fan favorite television series! He is currently appearing in the NBC series This Is Us, alongside Mandy Moore, as Jack Pearson. Ventimiglia is no stranger to the small screen. He’s held notable roles on some of the most successful series like Gilmore Girls, American Dreams and Heroes, as well as playing Rocky Balboa’s son in the sixth Rocky film called Rocky Balboa. Ventimiglia has flown pretty well under the radar, but has an extremely successful career under his belt. There’s been a lot of buzz around the show This Is Us and its leading cast members, so here’s a look at 8 things you probably didn’t know about Milo Ventimiglia!
Milo has been a vegetarian his whole life. His parents raised him and his sister on a healthy meat-free diet, so he’s been living the vegetarian lifestyle for quite some time now. In a Q&A with the Daily Mail, Ventimiglia prided himself on his healthy lifestyle: “I’m a lifelong vegetarian. That puts me ahead of the game in terms of health. Recently I’ve also been trying to keep dairy out of my diet,” he said. His dedication earned him the honorable title of PETA’s sexiest vegetarian in 2009 alongside country singer and American Idol contestant, Kellie Pickler.
7. Dating Co-Stars
Ventimiglia knows what it takes to be apart of a successful series and so one of his golden rules while working on set is a strict rule against dating co-stars! We’re a little disappointed because him and Mandy Moore have such great chemistry as a married couple on This Is Us. When asked by E! News what his thoughts are on the subject he replied with the age old rule, “Bad idea — don’t sh-t where you eat.” He’s probably speaking from experience considering he was linked to co-star Alexis Bledel when they were both working on Gilmore Girls and Hayden Panettiere from Heroes. During the interview he did offer up some relationship advice despite his bad experiences: “Be yourself. If you guys click – great. If you don’t, it’s ok. You’re not supposed to be with one another. Contribute as much as you’d like to take. That might be a good thing. Don’t just take, take, take, take, take — give, give, give, give,” he said. Possibly some more advice based on his experience with Bledel and Panettiere?