Milo Ventimiglia: "I have long been a big fan of Jennifer Lopez"
His fans love actor Milo Ventimiglia (41) from series such as "Gilmore Girls," "Heroes," and "This Is Us." In the cinema he was once in "Rocky Balboa" (2006) to see the son of the cult figure of Sylvester Stallone (72). On January 17, in Germany, he will be allowed to approach Jennifer Lopez (49, "Manhattan Love Story") in "Manhattan Queen". He plays her movie friend - because she wanted it that way. In an interview with the news agency spot on news, Ventimiglia enthuses about working with J.Lo and also talks about his family planning.
Mr. Ventimiglia, how did your reaction turn out when you heard that Jennifer Lopez specifically wanted you for the role in "Manhattan Queen"?
Milo Ventimiglia: I was flattered, surprised and enthusiastic. I've been a big fan of her for a long time. I am very grateful that she wanted me for the role. Then I read the script and found the story between our characters very interesting.
How did the first meeting go?
Milo Ventimiglia: We already knew each other because we came across our TV shows on NBC. [He shoots for the US station "This Is Us - That's Life", J. Lo stood for "Shades of Blue" in front of the camera, Ann. d. When we started talking seriously about the movie, the characters, and the script, it quickly became clear that from a creative point of view, we were on the same wavelength. It was good to know that we have the same ideas about our characters and about the work itself. That's when I knew I had an ally by my side.
Do you associate a similar work ethic?
Milo Ventimiglia: Oh yes. Take the work seriously, but do not take yourself too seriously. That's Jennifer and me.
It sounds like you had a lot of fun.
Milo Ventimiglia: We had that in fact. It was laughed a lot. Often I just leaned back and you and Leah [Remini, also in "Manhattan Queen," note. d. Red.] Watched. The two have a long-standing friendship and you can tell. The crew was great as was director Peter Segal. We had a great time.
Jennifer Lopez is polishing her CV in the film to get her dream job. Have you ever swindled to get a job?
Milo Ventimiglia: I once lied for an audition. When I was 16 or 17, I was asked if I could ride a motorcycle and I said yes. The then friend of my sister then tried to teach me and I failed miserably. Whereupon I did not go to the audition. It was ridiculous, but a good lesson. Because it is not necessarily the best thing to lie.
Her character in "Manhattan Queen" desperately wants her own family. What about your family planning?
Milo Ventimiglia: For me, there is the family that you create and the family you are born into. I try not to look too far forward. I am not married, I have no children. Family are my closest friends, my sisters, the people I spend time with.
So family does not have to be blood relatives for you?
Milo Ventimiglia: No, not at all. I've never needed kinship before someone belongs to my family. Especially in this day and age, we should not define ourselves but show acceptance and compassion towards many people. I could even imagine adopting in the future, but who knows if that will happen.
What do you want the viewers to take away from "Manhattan Queen"?
Milo Ventimiglia: What drew me to the project in particular was the message conveyed by the film. It's about the idea that we can always change our lives, depending on what we want. If you want something, get it. Even if you think this is your life, you can take a second try. Life is fluid and constantly changing. Besides, life is pretty long. It's a nice thought that we can change the course and do something different.