Charismatic actor Gilles Marini currently stars as handsome but sometimes emotionally distant Angelo Sorrento on ABC Family’s riveting family drama “Switched at Birth.” We can’t help but be drawn into Angelo and Regina’s (Constance Marie) second attempt at love, which is based on a marriage of convenience, against their better judgment. Do they have what it takes to make it?
Gilles keeps us guessing as he skillfully draws a man who has clearly made a lot of mistakes but seems genuine in his attempt to put the past behind him and love the most important women in his life: Regina and his three daughters, Bay (Vanessa Marano), Daphne (Katie Leclerc) and baby Abby. He is trying to forge a new relationship with all three of these women but it’s not easy and it seems like Angelo often gets distracted.
Gilles also steamed up the screen this year as the dashing, married Chef Nicolas on “2 Broke Girls” who had a fling with a conflicted Caroline (Beth Behrs), who felt guilty about the fact that he was in an open marriage and his wife was in France.
His first major TV breakout role was the incomparably charming artist Luc Laurent, opposite Rachel Griffiths as Sarah Walker on ABC’s heartwarming drama “Brothers and Sisters.” Gilles did some of his most emotionally intense dramatic work on “Brothers and Sisters” and he has obviously proven himself to be a skilled and versatile actor who has done a great job building his resume’.
Let’s face it: Gilles Marini’s on-screen lady love interests have had a really pleasant job acting opposite the foxy French actor turned American citizen. Who couldn’t simply sit and let Gilles look at them with those gorgeous dark eyes and long lashes all day long? Or listen to him speak with that soft French accent?
Alas, Gilles is more than just a pretty face and his loyal band of followers are vying for the talented star to land a large leading role on the big screen. In this edition of “Weekend Wish List” we’d like to offer up five roles we’d love to see Gilles Marini play.
After you check out the list, be sure to tell us if you’re with us on this. Could you see Gilles Marini in one of these roles? Would you like to see him light up the big screen? Feel free to sound off in the comments below!