The two play a married couple and new parents on NBC's fresh hit show, This Is Us. When E! sat down for a quickie chat with the Gilmore Girls alum, he had nothing but praise for his on-screen leading lady.
"Mandy is one of the kindest, most amazing performers and women I've met in my life," he gushed to E! News. "She is exactly as I'd heard. She is amazing."
However, there is one bit of homework he has yet to do on the actress—watch her unforgettable performance as Lana in The Princess Diaries. "I saw clips of her singing, but I haven't seen the actual full movie," he admitted to E! News.
While he has fortunately heard Moore's rendition of "Stupid Cupid," he doesn't intend on getting shot by one of Cupid's arrows on set. When asked by E! if he thinks it's a good or bad idea to date co-stars, he candidly responded, "Bad idea—don't shit where you eat." Perhaps he's speaking from experience—Ventimiglia did previously date his Gilmore Girls co-star Alexis Bledel and his Heroes co-star Hayden Panettiere.
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He certainly didn't want to make the wrong move with Fergie, who he starred with in her 2007 music video for "Big Girls Don't Cry." "The best was hanging out with Fergie and the worst was when it was over," he recalled. "I was very honored to be there—mildly terrified of Josh Duhamel for picking up his girl and spinning her around."
Fortunately, Ventimiglia escaped unscathed—and collected enough life experience since then to offer some simple relationship advice for all the ladies out there navigating the tricky world of love.
"Be yourself. If you guys click—great. If you don't, it's ok. You're not supposed to be with one another," he advised. Once you have nabbed yourself a partner, grown-up Jess suggests keeping things equal. "Contribute as much as you'd like to take. That might be a good thing. Don't just take, take, take, take, take—give, give, give, give."
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