Milo Ventimiglia (left) and Jennifer Lopez (right) will both appear in the film “Second Law.”
Milo Ventimiglia says that he is Jennifer Lopez only the choice to play with her friend in the upcoming movie “Second Law.”
“For Us, this Is an” actor, 41, talked about apparently being hand-picked while stopping by “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday.
“I got a call from my rep to say:” Jennifer wants you and only you,'” he told late-night host Jimmy Fallon. “And I was like, ‘Wow, that’s flattering.’ I’m very flattered.”
The actor spoke about his connection to the actress, who stars on the police drama “Shades of Blue”, that will be the last episode of the series on Sunday.
“But I’ve met Jennifer, because of course, she had her TV show on NBC, and you know, we are on NBC and all of that,” Ventimiglia said.
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He also remembered his first encounter with the pop star.
“The first time we met was – you know, I’m just a huge fan of her. I have for years. And, she was on this panel for me with Ray Liotta, who is her co-star in her NBC show,” Ventimiglia explains.
“And our locker rooms were a kind – the doors were like, right next to each other,” he added. “So if she was ready to finish, I’m kind of just, casually like, you know…”
“Lurking?” Fallon asked.
“Next door,” Ventimiglia explains. “Yes, of course. 100 percent lurking. Standing at the door, so that I would like to go because I heard a rumor that they are like ” This Is Us.'”
Ventimiglia later show how the big moment went down.
“She gets off stage, she is walking back, and you know that I have a kind of,” he said, clearing his throat and waving, “Hello.”
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The “Gilmore Girls” alum, though, says Lopez kept it simple.
“She just says, ‘Love your show’ and goes into her dressing room,” he recalled.
Ventimiglia took the time to praise his co-star during the segment.
“She is a pro, she is so cool,” he said, adding that Lopez has “the heart of an artist and very giving with her time.”
He also repeated Fallon’s description of her — “the greatest.”