This is Us stars Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore gave their assurances that fans will eventually love Miguel.
As far as the actors and creator of the NBC drama are concerned, Miguel (Jon Huertas) will redeem himself in the upcoming season. Moore (Rebecca Pearson) said people will favor Miguel in season 2 or possibly on the third installment. But she assured viewers that there will never be an affair between her character and Miguel while Jack is alive.
Milo Ventimiglia (Jack Pearson) also believe that fans will definitely love Huertas’ character soon. The actor said:
“Your heart beats for him … People just need to remember, that he’s Jack’s best friend, he’s close to Jack and Rebecca, and Jack has passed. Life goes on.”
Creator and showrunner Dan Fogelman, on the other hand, admitted to Variety that it is a challenge for the writers to persuade fans to accept the Rebecca/Miguel relationship. Fogelman said if they get people to root for Miguel, it will be a “magic trick” for the show.
He believes that fans should give the character a chance since Huertas is a very good actor. Huertas is best known for his role as New York police homicide detective Javier Esposito in Castle.
Sterling K. Brown (Randall Pearson) agreed and said the show writers have faced hurdles on how to make viewers accept Miguel. He even teased that the Rebecca/Miguel story is going to be epic.
“I will oftentimes tease Jon and Mandy on set; ‘when people find out the history of how you guys got together, that’s got to be gold.’ It’s got to be perfect. Because … if it looks like anybody was doing Gertrude and Claudius [from Hamlet] … Huertas will never come back from that. But I think there’s potential and hope for people to be like, ‘Miguel’s not so bad.'”
Why Some This is Us Fans Think Miguel is a Villain?
Huertas played the character in both flashback scenes. Miguel is Jack’s best friend and also a close friend of Rebecca. But in the present, he is Rebecca’s husband.
Miguel was first married to Shelly (Wynn Everett) before they got divorced. He marries Rebecca after Jack died. In one episode, Jack also accused his best friend of cheating on his wife. Among the Pearson siblings, it is Kevin (Justin Hartley) who dislikes Miguel.
Huertas teased that there is a lot more about Miguel that the show hasn’t presented yet. He told The Hollywood Reporter that he doesn’t mind that fans are having suspicions about his character. The actor added that he can’t wait for fans to see the other side of Miguel.
This is Us season 1 is set to wrap up on Tuesday, March 14 at 9 p.m. in NBC.
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