Who can forget the handsome, Dr. Andrew DeLuca in Grey’s Anatomy, played by Giacomo Gianniotti? For those who still miss the sexy Canadian Italian, he is now starring in a limited series on Netflix, titled From Scratch with Zoe Saldaña. Read on to find out more about the Netflix romance starring Giacomo and Zoe, with Eugenio Mastrandrea as Amy’s main love interest, Lino.
From Grey’s Anatomy to From Scratch on Netflix
The new, limited romance series From Scratch stars Zoe Saldaña as an American artist, Amy visiting Italy and falling in love. Meanwhile, she falls for an Italian chef named Lino played by Eugenio Mastrandrea.
While Giacomo Giannioti, late of Grey’s Anatomy, is not the main lover in the series, he did enjoy making the Netflix show. He plays Giancarlo Caldesi in From Scratch. In fact, Giacomo recently caught up with Entertainment Weekly about his new role, while teasing his character’s relationship with Amy.
The series is created by Attica Locke and Tembi Locke and is inspired by Tembi’s memoir, From Scratch, which follows Zoe’s character, Amy, an American student studying abroad in Italy. She meets and falls in love with Lino (Eugenio Mastrandrea), a Sicilian chef.
Amy and Lino’s romance is filled with great food, humor and unexpected health challenges. Meanwhile, Gianniotti stars as Giancarlo, a sophisticated Italian man who catches Amy’s eye.
Moreover, Giancarlo plans to seduce Amy, using the beautiful city of Florence as his accomplice. Readers can watch the trailer for the limited series here, complete with its stunning setting in Florence, Italy:
Giacomo Gianniotti spoke about the Netflix series
Gianniotti told EW that he met their “amazing director” Nzingha Stewart when working on Grey’s Anatomy years. He said they immediately hit it off and he could see what a talent she was. In fact, he said he knew very quickly that she would be heading for stardom. Moreover, Giacomo added:
So when an opportunity to work together again had presented itself that allowed me to work with her and in my native country with my culture, it felt special.
Gianniotti said Zoe Saldaña was “so excellent and kind,” adding that she is a true example of what any star should aspire to be in all categories. He added that they had great fun shooting the first episode together, adding that the story, expertly written by Tembi Locke is “truly moving.” The actor added:
I know this series will hit people from all over the world on a deep emotional level. The themes of love, loss, joy, and grief are all universal.
Speaking of his character, Giancarlo’s, relationship with Amy, he said, “Love isn’t always what it seems.” He added that the universe sometimes gives us what we want, and sometimes gives us what we need. Gianniotti went on to say:
Like most exceptional and worthy women, they must kiss a few frogs before landing their prince. My character, Giancarlo, will be a test for Amy – and a very charming one, at that.
Who else is on the cast of From Scratch?
The new, Netflix original limited series From Scratch also stars Danielle Deadwyler, Judith Scott, Kellita Smith, Lucia Sardo, Paride Benassai, Roberta Rigano, and Keith David.
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