Oliver Hudson got close to playing Jack on 'This Is Us,' but bailed on a callback for this crazy reason

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Oliver Hudson almost was casted as the lead in NBC’s hit series, “This is Us.” He ended up turning down the role of Jack Pearson that has been made famous by Milo Ventimiglia.

The actor told Entertainment Tonight’s Keltie Knight during her podcast, how he read for the part and it “went very well.” He was then asked to attend a chemistry read with Mandy Moore, but declined due to a fishing trip he had planned.

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