'Brothers & Sisters' Gilles Marini Heats up NBC's Chelsea Handler Sitcom (Exclusive)
He'll romance lead actress Laura Prepon in a guest role on "Are You There Vodka, It's Me Chelsea."
Brothers & Sisters alum Gilles Marini is on a roll. He’s following guest stints on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland, ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, and a newly announced appearance on ABC’s Emmy-winning Modern Family with a steamy guest spot on Chelsea Handler’s midseason comedy for NBC.
Marini guest stars on the second episode of Are You There, Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea as a handsome French chef who heats things up as a love interest for Chelsea (played by Laura Prepon).
“I’m shooting [Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea] this week,” Marini tells us. “And then next week I’m jumping on Modern Family. The roles I’ve been playing are very different. I played a captain on Hot in Cleveland, a chef on the Chelsea Handler show, and then on Modern Family something very much different.”
Marini tells us he was surprised to hear that the news of his guest-starring role on the ABC comedy leaked earlier on Tuesday as he only just heard that he nabbed the role. An ABC rep confirms that he’ll play a friend of Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell’s (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) whom they believe is gay, as first reported by TVLine.
“It’s funny, really funny,” Marini tells us of the Modern Family role. “I’m on cloud nine right now, flying high.”
Marini played Luc Laurent on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters on its fourth and fifth seasons. Fans will also get to see a bit more of the star soon as he tells us he just shot a campaign for Perry Ellis’ new clothing line, Axist.
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