A Hollywood career cemented in black and coral red terrazzo marble! Milo Ventimiglia was celebrated with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday and recognized the coveted honor.
Speaking to ET after the ceremony, Ventimiglia reflected on what his younger self as an actor would think of a star.
“I think my younger self might have known [would happen], ultimately. If you do hard work, people will notice, “Ventimiglia shared.” But you don’t do it for it, you do it to inspire the next group of people who get through.
“So I think my younger self would have to pinch myself. But at the same time, I think he knew exactly what he wanted to do and I’m here and do it,” he added.
Ventimiglia was at the ceremony of This is us Co-stars Jon Huertas and Justin Hartley as well This is us Creator Dan Fogelman, and Gilmore Girls Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino.
During his speech at the ceremony, Ventimiglia shared his appreciation for those who had supported and helped him throughout his career. He also shared a special message for Mandy Moore, whose own star is right next to Ventimiglias on the Walk of Fame.
“My tv lady, who’s not here today because she’s directing, but her star is right next to me,” he said of Moore. “There is no Jack without Rebecca and there is no me without Mandy … So I want to thank her for being my partner and to be honest, I couldn’t have asked for a better one.”
Moore is about to make her directorial debut on an episode of This is us for the final season of the show, and Ventimiglia told ET, “We have completed more than half of the filming for the final season. We have about eight more episodes to go.”
When asked what is more exciting, pack up This is us After six successful seasons or a star on the Walk of Fame, Ventimiglia admitted: “It’s all very exciting, everything is emotionally charged and I am [just] grateful to be here. “
Regarding the emotional impact of last season, Ventimiglia said, “Oh man, just get ready, it’s going to be a great ride. I think people will be happy in the end.”
He teased the last season in just two words, making careful choices and sharing: “Whole hearted”.
Although Moore was unable to attend the ceremony in person, Moore congratulated her husband on-screen with a heartfelt message on Instagram.
“Congratulations to my television man and partner in crime, @miloanthonyventimiglia, on his STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” she wrote alongside a gleaming snapshot of Ventimiglia with his hand on his shiny new star. “I wish I could have celebrated there in person, but we’re in the middle of filming season 6 and since he knows Mi and how much he loves his job, he would definitely insist that work come first.”
“Congratulations on this recognition and thank you for being a wonderful patriarch and for supporting us for the past 6 years,” she added. “Also the fact that our stars are right next to each other ?? Come on !! 😭😭😭 #thisisus.”
The sixth and final season of This is us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET / PT on NBC.
Reference from etonline