Milo Ventimiglia on His Characters Death on This is Us

I WAS 16. >> Jimmy: THIS SHOW "THIS IS US" IS LIKE -- PEOPLE WEEP EVERY WEEK WATCHING THIS SHOW. >> YEAH, YEAH. >> Jimmy: YOUR CHARACTER, I'M NOT RUINING ANYTHING IF PEOPLE SEE THE SHOW, YOUR CHARACTER IS DEAD. >> HE IS. >> Jimmy: BUT ALSO ALIVE AT THE SAME TIME. >> CORRECT. >> Jimmy: AND TOMORROW NIGHT WE WILL FIND OUT WHY HE'S DEAD. >> I MEAN -- >> Jimmy: OH, MAYBE WE WON'T. >> MAYBE. MAYBE NOT. >> Jimmy: OH. >> MAYBE YOU WILL. THE ONE THING YOU DO KNOW IS JACK IS DEAD AND EVERYBODY'S FASCINATED WITH KNOWING HOW AND WHEN AND WHY. THE THING THAT I KEEP THINKING ABOUT OR KEEP TALKING ABOUT TO PEOPLE IS, WORRY ABOUT HOW HE'S LIVING. WHY HE'S LIVING. THOSE ARE THE MOMENTS. DON'T FOCUS ON DEATH, FOCUS ON HIS LIFE. >> Jimmy: THIS IS YOUR WAY OF TELLING PEOPLE YOU'RE NOT GOING TO LEARN ANYTHING TOMORROW NIGHT. >> YOU MAY, YOU MAY, I HAVE NO IDEA. ACTUALLY, I DO HAVE AN IDEA. >> Jimmy: I WOULDN'T STICK BY THAT. YOU NEED SEAN SPICER TO COME OUT AND REPHRASE YOUR WORDS FOR YOU. [ LAUGHTER ] >> I THINK WE COULD PROBABLY ARRANGE THAT. >> Jimmy: YOU'RE PLAYING KIND OF TWO DIFFERENT TIMES OF A LIFE. >> YEAH. >> Jimmy: AND DID YOU HAVE ANY IDEA THAT THE SHOW WOULD BE AS WILDLY POPULAR AS IT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE? >> THAT YOU CAN NEVER FORECAST. THE SCRIPT WAS BEAUTIFUL, THE WORDS WERE INCREDIBLE. WHEN THE TRAILER HIT, AND 90 MILLION PEOPLE WERE WATCHING JUST THIS LITTLE TWO-MINUTE CLIP -- >> Jimmy: THAT IS HOW MANY PEOPLE WATCHED THE TRAILER? >> IT WAS SECOND TO "STAR WARS." >> Jimmy: WOW. >> YEAH. >> Jimmy: THAT'S CRAZY. >> YEAH, NOW I. MY CHILDHOOD DISNEYLAND BRAIN EXPLODE WHEN I HAD HEARD THAT. >> Jimmy: I BET IT DID, YEAH. >> THEN I'D GET A FAKE I.D. AND -- [ LAUGHTER ] >> Jimmy: DID YOU FAMILY BACK IN IDAHO -- >> 1234 MAIN STREET, THEY GOT SO MUCH MAIL, WOW, YES. [ LAUGHTER ] >> Jimmy: IT REALLY IS LIKE A SHOW THAT HAS TOUCHED PEOPLE IN A WAY THAT TELEVISION SHOWS DON'T SEEM TO TOUCH PEOPLE ANYMORE. >> YEAH, YEAH. I MEAN, IT'S -- I FEEL THAT THE SHOW IS -- IT'S ACCESSIBLE. AND IT'S BUILT FOR EVERYONE. YOU KNOW, THERE'S NO SEPARATION BETWEEN AGE AND RACE AND GENDER AND ANYTHING. IT'S ALL-INCLUSIVE. AND IT TOUCHES ON ALL THE ISSUES AND TRIUMPHS AND HEARTBREAK THAT WE ALL EXPERIENCE AS PEOPLE. IT'S A VERY HUMAN SHOW. >> Jimmy: ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS AS AN ACTOR, FOR YOU, IS THAT -- >> I GET TO WEAR A MOUSTACHE. >> Jimmy: BESIDES THAT, YEAH. YOU CAN'T BE KILLED OFF IN THE SHOW BECAUSE -- >> I'M ALREADY DEAD! >> Jimmy: YOU'RE ALREADY DEAD ON THE SHOW. >> YEAH, YEAH. >> Jimmy: THERE'S NO WAY TO REKILL YOU OFF THE SHOW. >> NO. >> Jimmy: YOU COULD GO IN THERE AND DEMAND A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY RIGHT NOW, YOU REALIZE THAT. >> YEAH. >> Jimmy: AND YOU KNOW WHAT? JUST STAMP THAT CONTRACT WITH THIS BIG MOTHER TOO. [ APPLAUSE ] CONGRATULATIONS, GOOD TO SEE YOU. MILO VENTIMIGLIA, EVERYBODY!

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