Ventimiglia was spoiler-free when it came to what fans can expect in the new season, but he promised that viewers will “cry” and “laugh,” and noted that many of the characters will experience major life changes. “Everybody’s changing, everybody’s in flux,” he teased. “We’ve only known the Pearsons for 18 hours, that’s how I look at it. There’s a lot more to learn about the family.”
And flipping the script a bit, O’Dell asked Ventimiglia how long it took him to get ready for the big day, as he looked dapper in a slim-cut tuxedo.
“You know, I showered with some soap and I brushed my hair and I put the suit on, which was already pressed. It took a little while,” he said with a laugh, joking that it took him “20 to 25 minutes” to get ready. “Gotta be presentable.”
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, airs live coast-to-coast Sunday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on CBS.