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Milo Ventimiglia (who played Jack Pearson, Rebecca’s first husband), is currently all in on a new, exciting project. He will star in an upcoming television series, The Company You Keep, where he plays a charming con artist who falls in love with a CIA Agent.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ventimiglia said he was deeply connected to the cast and crew of This Is Us and wanted as many of them on board with The Company You Keep as possible. He was so determined, in fact, that he approached them to join the new project while on the set of This Is Us.
“I know their level of quality. I know their level of creative. I know their level of respect to those that they're working with. It gave us such an advantage to know the machine already worked…. And now, we're hitting a stride where my crew is becoming everybody else's crew,” Ventimiglia said to the outlet.
And in one family reunion twist, Ventimiglia revealed that Jon Huertas—who played Miguel, Rebecca's second husband and Jack's best friend—will be directing an episode of The Company You Keep.
"It's funny, Justin Hartley's name already came up for something, but of course, he's cutting together his pilot [The Never Game] over at CBS," Ventimiglia said. "I just traded messages with Mandy [Moore], she's in New York on [Dr. Death]. I read stories of [how] everybody else [is] busy, you know? I'm sure at some point people will pop up."
Huertas, like we said, will certainly be popping up behind the camera. "I can't tell you how comforting it was to see [Jon] pop up in the prep schedule on emails, talking about character, talking about story, talking about shot lists," Ventimiglia said. "It goes back to knowing that we have a crew at such a high level, I don't have to worry about it."
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