Jon Huertas' Miguel plays second fiddle to Milo Ventimiglia's Jack quite often on This Is Us, but that doesn't mean the actor enjoys his time on the series any less. Huertas recently spoke to Cinema Blend's Corey Chichizola, and said his favorite part of playing the character isn't the fact that he lived and Jack didn't, but being able to portray his character throughout different ages in their life:
Jon Huertas change over time is more dynamic than some of the other characters, as Miguel has been through a divorce, Jack's death, and a marriage with Rebecca in those 40 years. Those situations have given Huertas the opportunity to show many sides of Miguel in This Is Us' past two seasons, despite the fact he's given far less screen time than other characters. Huertas will see more opportunities to showcase his character in Season 3, as the actor has previously stated an upcoming storyline will explore the romance of Rebecca and Miguel.
All of Jon Huertas' ages of Miguel are entertaining to watch, but few are as funny and lovable as old Miguel. Huertas softened the character up with age, and made him more of a jokester, despite the fact that he's often treated as an intruder by the Big Three at various family events. Huertas said his character's personality largely developed through a conversation with Mandy Moore, as the two worked together to create a couple that reminded them of people from their own past:
Unfortunately, most This Is Us fans are still #TeamJack over Miguel when it comes to being Rebecca's husband, but Jon Huertas has said in the past he's fine with that. Season 3 is another season for Miguel to win over some more fans, and hopefully stop the This Is Us writers from writing any more "old Jack," scenarios into the series. Maybe instead they can write an episode that has the Pearson kids stop treating Miguel like he's some kind of jerk?
This Is Us will return for Season 3 in the fall. For more analysis on the show, check out the potential people Randall could've been referring to in the flash-forward during the Season 2 finale. For information on upcoming programming, head on over to our midseason premiere guide.
Mick likes good television, but also reality television. He grew up on Star Wars, DC, Marvel, and pro wrestling and loves to discuss and dissect most of it. He’s been writing online for over a decade and never dreamed he’d be in the position he is today.
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