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'Heroes' Alum Milo Ventimiglia Was Surprised To See His Bare Butt In 'This Is Us' Trailer

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(Photo : Getty Images/Frazer Harrison) "Heroes" alum Milo Ventimiglia talked about his bare butt exposure in the trailer for NBC's upcoming drama series "This Is Us."

Last May, NBC dropped the official trailer for its upcoming drama series "This Is Us," and a lot people were surprised to see Milo Ventimiglia's bare butt in the first few seconds of the clip. As it turned out, the actor was just as surprised as everyone else because he wasn't expecting to see his derriere in the video.

"This is NBC, they can't show this stuff on TV, it's no big deal," the "Heroes" alum said during an interview with Vulture at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual Grants Banquet on Thursday night at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. "They're gonna cut and get a side of my hip, or anything like that. But no, when I saw the trailer I'm like, 'Wow, man, that is my ass and that is my ass before my face. Okay, here we go.'"

Ventimiglia has already stripped off in front of the camera a number of times in his career, so he knows exactly how he would secure his manhood coming into that scene.

"I got to set on day one of filming, walked into my trailer, and I saw varying sizes of nude cloth and tape," he recalled. "[But] I've done [nude scenes] enough times to know exactly strategically how to place my manhood, so as to be respectful of the crew and my co-star."

Mandy Moore, who plays Ventimiglia's wife on the Dan Fogelman-created series, told Vulture that the 39-year-old actor was pretty comfortable in the nude.

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"He seemed so comfortable," she said. "Like, I don't know if this is true, but he seems like the kind of guy that would totally be fine to walk around in the nude ... I guess if you work that hard for a body like that, I would probably walk around naked all the time, too."

The 32-year-old singer-actress, however, admitted that it might've been a little less awkward between the two of them if that scene hadn't been the first day of filming.

"I'm like, 'Hi, I know we barely know each other but can I see your naked butt? Cool, great, thanks, bye,'" Moore said. "[But] I'm totally fine with it. It's a really good butt. And I got to look at it for almost a whole day."

At NBC's Television Critics Association summer press tour presentation earlier this week, Fogelman said (via Variety) that "This Is Us" is sort of "a dramedy version of 'Lost,'" adding that viewers have to understand how the characters are connected to see the larger plan for the series.

Besides Ventimiglia and Moore, "This Is Us" also stars Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Ron Cephas Jones, Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson and Sterling K. Brown.

"This Is Us" premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10/9c on NBC.

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