Milo Ventimiglia: ‘When you’re playing a heroin addict, you don’t do the heroin’


Milo Ventimiglia has reassured fans he won’t be risking his life when he takes on the role of legendary stuntman Evel Knievel.

The 42-year-old star will be playing the motorcyclist in an upcoming series for USA Network, which will start filming in 2020. But while Knievel was known for his daredevil moves, Milo told Entertainment Tonight he won’t be attempting the legend’s stunts during filming.

“Let me just say, when you’re playing a heroin addict, you don’t do the heroin,” he told the news outlet.

“So, I imagine you will see me on a motorcycle which I’m comfortable on. You’re not gonna see me jumping over the Caesars (hotel) fountain or across Snake River (Canyon). But still, I’m excited to dive (into) that character.

“As a guy who influenced a lot of guys like myself in extreme sports and whatnot, he was a very fascinating character. The more that I learn about him, the more excited I am to portray him.”

Shooting for the new series is likely to start after the fourth season of This Is Us comes to an end early next year.