Milo Ventimiglia Thinks About Death
Milo Ventimiglia spent the whole of Armored thinking about his own death. The actor couldn’t stop thinking about his own mortality when his on-screen alter-ego Officer Eckhart faced several life or death situations on the big screen.
He said: “The majority of the film I’m in the back of an armored car lying, dying, wailing, crying, thinking about my own morality. He’s a mess, but this is the worst where I’m at. “Dirty, bloody and half-way dead. My character Officer Eckhart responds to a siren. When getting to the location, he thinks he hears the siren and the siren goes off. He gets himself shot when he does his job and pulls his weapon. He gets a shotgun blast to the gut.”
Despite the gory storyline, Milo Ventimiglia admits there were many things which drew him to the movie. He explained: “First of all, the actors. To be able to work with Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno, Skeet Ulrich, Amaury Nolasco and Columbus Short, that was an initial draw of course. Then the story to tell. This kind of hopeful youth going against the desperation of guys that are kind of at the end of their rope. There’s a story to tell there. I think ultimately I’m never going to jump into anything that I don’t think there is a story to tell or a character arc to understand, so for me it was just being a part of that.”