Milo Ventimiglia: Heroes Can Shake Off Sophomore Slump

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The NBC sci-fi smash Heroes was shut out of the Golden Globe nominations last week, but Milo Ventimiglia believes it can rebound from its second season slump.

"For the most part, people still walk up to you with smiles on their faces saying, 'I love it. I love it,'" the 30-year-old star tells Entertainment Weekly.

"Occasionally, you get somebody who kinda looks at you and thinks, 'Eh, first season was better, but I still watch you guys. You're doing pretty good.'"

What does the handsome Milo Ventimiglia tell those fans?

"As a person that's on the show as well as a fan of the show ... I'm hoping we get back to the feeling of the first season," he says.

Other fans recognize Milo Ventimiglia from his earlier roles on Gilmore Girls and American Dreams. The certified hunk has built quite a following.

"I get it all," Ventimiglia said. "When people call me Chris Pierce from American Dreams, it definitely gets a big smile from me."

As for the entire cast's recent Golden Globes snub, Milo Ventimiglia says that's just added motivation for the talented ensemble that works on Heroes.

"I think it's one of those things that's going to make us work harder, make us be a little more focused," he says. "I remember when we didn't win [last year], I turned to the table and raised my glass and said, 'It's a pleasure and a privilege to work with you guys.' We all kind of bonded over that."

In other Heroes news, Milo's friend Hayden Panettiere is ridiculously cute... and Ali Larter just got engaged to Hayes MacArthur!


Milo Ventimiglia Biography

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Milo Ventimiglia stars on the NBC show Heroes. He also used to star in the bedroom of Hayden Panettiere, back when these actors were... More »
Anaheim, California
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Milo Ventimiglia