We can never really get quite enough of Milo Ventimiglia. He made us feel so, so many feelings on Gilmore Girls (sorry Dean, sorry Logan…) and has been breaking our hearts all over again as Jack on This Is Us. But if Ventimiglia has his way, we’re only going to get him in very small doses — and his reasoning actually makes a lot of sense.

During an interview with People, Ventimiglia explained that he keeps his personal life private so that he doesn’t distract viewers from his on-screen performance.

Plus, he doesn’t really think that anything he’s doing in his personal life is all that interesting.

What we DO know about Ventimiglia is the really important stuff. Like, that takes his work very seriously, and even told the New York Post that he would turn up on the set of This Is Us when he didn’t have to.

“I try to show up even on the days I’m not working,” he explained. “I do a lot of photography behind the scenes. I shoot everything on film [that takes place] in the past and everything on digital [that takes place] in the present. I try to be around, be that Papa Pearson.”

Oh yeah, and Mandy Moore also told the Post that he’s an incredible co-worker.

Annnnd our crush lives on forever.