Milo Ventimiglia Reveals Jennifer Lopez Personally Requested Him as a Love Interest For New Movie

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Milo Ventimiglia during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Aug. 14, 2018.

This is Us star Milo Ventimiglia stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (Aug. 14) to promote his upcoming movie Second Act, in which he stars alongside Jennifer Lopez as her love interest.

Ventimiglia opened up about how Lopez apparently specifically requested him to be in the film. "I got a call from my rep saying, 'So, Jennifer wants you and only you,'" he told host Jimmy Fallon. "And I was like, 'Wow. That's flattering.'"

The actor shared that he had met Lopez through their shows on NBC. "The first time we met, it was -- you know I'm just a huge fan of hers. I have been for years --and she was on this panel before me with Ray Liotta," he said, referring to Lopez's co-star on her show Shades of Blue. "Our dressing rooms were kind of -- the doors were, like, right next to each other. So, as she was getting ready to finish, I'm kind of just like, casually, like, you know..."

Fallon then jokingly cut off Ventimiglia, claiming that the actor was lurking by the door instead of just "standing." Ventimiglia agreed that he was "one hundred percent lurking" and that all Lopez said to him when they finally crossed paths was, "Love your show."

Check out Ventimiglia​'s interview below.