Milo Ventimiglia Models for LA Times
JUNE 19, 2007: Milo Ventimiglia, who plays male nurse-turned-superhero chameleon Peter Petrelli in NBC's "Heroes," was featured in this weekend's LA Times Style section promoting a new summer look for a man who is secure enough in his skin to wear milquetoast on his sleeve.
On "Heroes," Ventimiglia has to go from ordinary to extraordinary without the help of a costume change. He says:
"One of the things they promised on the show was, no capes, no masks. Besides, Peter Parker is more interesting than Spider-Man and Bruce Wayne is more interesting than Batman — there is conflict within a real person."
"As a superhero they can be [tough guys], running around and taking care of business. As a regular person, there's a struggle to do good or change things but from within the bounds of reality."
"As Peter Petrelli, I made two conscious decisions. One was to pop my collar up in episode nine right before my character saves the cheerleader. The second was in the season finale when I take my jacket off to beat the ... out of the bad guy."
As for his personal style, Ventimiglia says it's either dark simple jeans and T-shirts, or a dark suit, a white shirt and a simple tie and a pair of leather shoes. In addition to several Ralph Lauren suits and two tuxedos, his closet contains a Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald style and several custom suits of his grandfather's that he had recut to fit him by a tailor in Santa Monica.
His must-have accessory is a nice pen. "I know it sounds ridiculous, but if you're wearing a nice suit and you pull out a Bic pen or a nice Montblanc pen it's a bit different."