"For me, it was always one of those jobs where people would ask me the question, ‘If the opportunity came up...‘ or, ‘If they did a movie…’ or this or that -- and my answer was always, ‘Yes,’" Ventimiglia dished.
The Gilmore Girls revival, written and directed by series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Daniel Palladino, will be comprised of four 90-minute movies with each depicting a different season's worth of events in Stars Hollow.
MORE: It's Official: All Three of Rory's Boyfriends Are Returning for the 'Gilmore Girls' Revival! It was fun," Ventimiglia marveled when asked about returning to the world of Stars Hollow.
is coming back -- and so is Stars Hollow’s favorite bad boy!
After Netflix confirmed that they would be reviving the fan favorite WB/CW series, our Gilmore-loving hearts skipped a beat when it was confirmed that all three of Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) main love interests -- including Milo Ventimiglia's Jess -- would be returning to the quirky Connecticut-set series.
To help curb your cravings, ET recently called up Ventimiglia while he was promoting his new Verizon's go90 streaming series, , and got all the inside scoop on how Jess has changed after all these years, why he "pops into Stars Hollow," and what it was like to reunite with the cast on set.
MORE: Milo Ventimiglia Dishes on 'Gilmore Girls' Revival: Jess Is 'a Little Salty' The 38-year-old actor immediately revealed that he had absolutely no hesitation about stepping back into the mindset of Jess Mariano, Luke Dane's (Scott Patterson) book-loving, troublemaking, leather jacket-wearing nephew.
I really learned a lot about myself as a young man and learned a lot about myself as an actor -- from the quick pace, the chop-chop-chop and all that.
So for me, of course I was going to go back." Ventimiglia revealed that stepping back into the iconic TV town was like revisiting your "old elementary school" as an adult.
"You’ve got all these memories and all this nostalgia, but then you're like, 'Oh, wait.
But the desks are small and the lockers are little,'" he explained. ET has already visited the recreated TV town on the Warner Bros lot and we can confirm that certain Stars Hollow establishments, like Luke's Diner, are a teeny-tiny bit smaller than the originals.) EXCLUSIVE: 'Gilmore Girls' Oral History: The Cast Reflects on the Dance Marathon Episode When it came to sharing scenes with all those wacky Stars Hollow residents, Ventimiglia confirmed that it was thrilling to "play" with these characters again.
"It was an absolute blast to be back on set with all of them," he said.
"From Patterson to Alexis to Lauren [Graham] -- you get to be on set with your pals." "We laughed, we cried, we had all kinds of fun over years on set," he continued.
"So to stand shoulder to shoulder again, those are the rare opportunities where you get to really appreciate the camaraderie of being on a set." When we last saw Jess towards the end of Gilmore Girls' sixth season, he had moved to Philadelphia, where he had written a novel and was helping run a small publishing house.