Warning: possible spoilers from This is Us below.
The This is Us finale aired last week and left fans on edge wondering the fate of some of their favorite characters.
For those who have been watching This is Us from the beginning, you already know that Milo Ventimiglia’s character Jack dies at some point during the show. Although we don’t know exactly how Jack dies, Ventimiglia says when it’s revealed, it is going to hurt.
“It’s going to hurt,” Milo told Entertainment Tonight at GQ‘s Men of the Year event at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood on Thursday.
“It’s going to hurt real bad!”
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) December 9, 2016
Fans believed Jack to be dead when Rebecca (Mandy Moore) showed up with his best friend Miguel at their son Randal’s home. However, it wasn’t confirmed until Kate (Chrissy Metz) showed her boyfriend Toby (Chris Sullivan) her father’s urn that sits on her mantle. Since then, fans have been wondering what could have happened to the patriarch of the family, and according to Milo Ventimiglia, it will be a while before they find out.
“I think it’s going to be a ways off,” Ventimiglia said.
“You’re going to forget about it, you’re going to get wrapped up in the lives of Jack and Rebecca and the big three, and then when you’ve forgotten that he’s gone, we’re going to hit you with it and it’s going to crush you.”
While it took a few episodes for fans to find out Jack was going to die, Milo said he knew from the very first episode that his character would never be in the present.
“Going into this show I knew that my character was always going to be past and I was OK with it,” Milo added.
“Dan Fogelman, our creator, he was like, ‘Milo, you’re not going anywhere.’ I’m like, OK, great!'”
— EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) December 9, 2016
During the same interview, Ventimiglia spoke about his co-star Chrissy Metz, who revealed she is having struggles with her weight both on, and off, the show.
“She’s beautiful to me outside and inside,” Ventimiglia said of Metz. “She’s just such a deeply soulful woman, a beautiful spirit and beautiful woman, you know?…There’s this great representation of this swath of people that our show displays and the inclusive nature of it, and I think for Chrissy to be open about her weight, it’s beyond brave. It’s exceptional to be able to stand up and say, ‘Hey, this is who I am and I hope I inspire people.'”
“She’s just such a deeply soulful woman, a beautiful spirit and beautiful woman, you know?…There’s this great representation of this swath of people that our show displays and the inclusive nature of it, and I think for Chrissy to be open about her weight, it’s beyond brave. It’s exceptional to be able to stand up and say, ‘Hey, this is who I am and I hope I inspire people.'”
“Kate’s self-worth is directly affected by her weight,” Chrissy explained to in Touch.
“I’m contending with obvious issues, and I want to lose weight for health purposes. I care about what people think to some extent, but I’ve kind of moved on from that.”
Although Chrissy’s character is considering gastric bypass surgery, Metz said she doesn’t have plans of getting weight loss surgery, and Kate’s story isn’t her own.
“Someone reached out on social media and said, ‘You should get a gastric bypass, here’s my doctor’s number.’ Maybe that was the answer for her,” she said.
“But this isn’t her story. It’s mine.”
This is Us returns to NBC on Jan. 10.
Are you anxious to find out what happens to Milo Ventimiglia’s character Jack? Do you think the storyline will be devastating? Are you ready for season two of This is Us? Leave your comments below.
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