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Milo Ventimiglia on 'Gilmore Girls' reunion episodes: 'Of course, I'll be there!'

By Sarah Mulé
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Milo Ventimiglia on 'Gilmore Girls' reunion episodes: 'Of course, I'll be there!'
Milo Ventimiglia (L) , Mandy Moore and Sterling K. Brown arrive on the carpet the 2016 NBCUNIVERSAL Upfront at Radio City Music Hall on May 16, 2016 in New York City. Ventimiglia spoke to Collider about his return as Jess in the upcoming "Gilmore Girls" revivial and his role in the new show, "This Is Us," with Moore and Brown. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Milo Ventimiglia told Collider there was no question when it came to reprising his role as Jess Mariano in Netflix's upcoming Gilmore Girls revival.

"So [Amy Sherman-Palladino] called and said they were doing it and I said, 'Great! I don't know where I'm going to be, but let me know and we'll work it out. Of course I'll be there!"

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Ventimiglia also said he was happy with where Jess is in life when Gilmore Girls picks back up.

"I was happy with where [the writers] placed him, in relation to everyone else," he said. "Jess' purpose to being in these new four episodes, I was really happy about it."

Alexis Bledel said Rory will have "closure" with all of her love interests -- including Jess -- in the new episodes.

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Ventimiglia is currently starring as Jack in NBC's breakout drama This Is Us, where he plays the husband to Mandy Moore's character, Rebecca.

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"I think it's going to be something that people can watch and hang onto for a very long time," Ventimiglia said about the new series.

This Is Us airs Tuesday nights on NBC and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premieres on Netflix on Nov. 25.

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