“I was born like this”
Ancient It’s us Star Milo Ventimiglia has already been criticized for his smirk when he started booking work as an actor. Ventimiglia, who played Jack Pearson on the popular NBC drama series, was told about his appearance by casting directors who asked him to try and fix the minor facial flaw. However, Ventimiglia had since embraced his ‘flaw’ and proven previous naysayers wrong in his career.
Ventimiglia played Jack Pearson for six seasons on ‘This Is Us’
For six years, Ventimiglia played Jack, the Pearson family patriarch, on NBC It’s us.
Although his character met an untimely death, Jack was similarly referenced and seen in flashbacks with his wife Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and their three children.
However, Ventimiglia revealed that even when Jack was a shadowy figure seen only in flashbacks, he left an indelible mark on It’s us‘ the viewers. They enjoyed how relatable the character was.
“I would hear a lot of people looking for their Jack,” Ventimiglia told Entertainment Weekly.
“In search of the father figure in Jack, in search of the husband in Jack. Later, he was looking for Jack’s son,” the actor continued.
“They were fascinated by this guy who seemed a bit of a mirage. At every stage of playing a man from a different era, I was very mindful of making him reachable and approachable. If they put in the effort,” Ventimiglia concluded, he’s a guy anyone could be.
Milo Ventimiglia has already been criticized for his crooked smile
In an interview with People Magazine, the actor opened up about the physical characteristic that, early in his career, some casting directors wanted him to fix.
Ventimiglia opened up about her early days in the entertainment industry, where casting directors criticized her crooked mouth.
As a result, the actor was born with dead facial nerves and one side of his mouth turned slightly, causing asymmetry.
“‘No, no, no, no, no – your mouth is too twisted,'” he revealed. “They said, ‘You look too young’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, but I’m 24. “”
However, they were asking, “Could you stop doing that thing with your mouth where your lip goes down?” said Ventimiglia.
“And I would say, ‘Hey, I was born that way.’ I mean, look, I can’t live without it now. This is who I am, you know? My mouth is twisted.
When the actor was younger, he worked hard to overcome another problem
In the same interview, Ventimiglia shared that he spoke out of the side of his mouth when he was younger.
“When I was young, I spoke from the side of my face. It was also pronounced,” the actor added.
“I saw an interview on the local news channel when I was a kid, and I remember saying to my mom, ‘Mom, what’s going on? Is that how I talk? Is this what I sound like when I talk?
As a result, Ventimiglia did what it could to overcome this problem from then on.
For example, he said he would spend hours looking in the mirror and reading aloud to adjust his mouth so his speech fell into a natural pattern.
“Every time I would catch myself having this very pronounced tilted mouth, I would find a way to straighten the word – to straighten my mouth through the word and somehow correct it so it wouldn’t be so pronounced” , the This is The American actor shared.
Also, “Now it only shows up if I run and scream. I can’t control it if I run and scream in a scene. It’s getting so twisted!”
The six seasons of It’s us are currently streaming on Hulu.
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