Gilles Marini: "99 Percent Chance" I Won't Return for More Sex
We'll always have that shower scene, but apparently that's it: Gilles Marini says he's most likely not going to be part of the Sex and the City sequel.
"It would be such an honor to come back, but I know for a fact that I'm not going to be in the next Sex and the City — or there's a 99 percent chance I'm not going to be part of it, I should say," Marini tells TVGuide.com.
Though I'm sure, if pressed, many fans could think of at least one reason for Marini to return, the Dancing with the Stars runner-up says that, plot-wise, it wouldn't make sense for his character, the hunky, West Coast-based Dante, to make a reappearance.
"In the first movie, Dante helped Samantha realize maybe she's not ready to be married and whatnot. But now she's back in New York, so is the guy going to go to New York and all of a sudden they're going to meet?" he says. "I believe it'd be great if I could come back, but it won't make much sense and it's pretty much a story between the four girls. I don't know if I'd say yes or no, but there's a big chance I'm not doing it."
But bigger and better things are on the horizon for the Frenchman. He's currently in talks for a "very big movie" and just inked a recurring role on Brothers & Sisters as Rachel Griffiths' character's new love interest. "As we speak, the writers are writing it. I believe she's coming back from a trip with a new guy and I'm the new guy. I'm so excited," he says. "It's a big arc. What a dream! It's really all thanks to Dancing with the Stars."
As for Dancing, Marini still wound up with a trophy on his mantle, thanks to his 10-year-old son, Georges, who crafted a huge star with the message "Daddy, you are the best. With all my love. Ten Eleven Ten. So proud, Georges." (The 11 refers to judge Len Goodman saying he wanted to give Marini that score.)
"The sentences are each on one line, so if you read the first letter from every sentence, it spells DWTS," Marini says. "I didn't even see that [at first]! I looked like an ass! But how beautiful is that? I have two trophies: one from my son and the 2008 Bravo A-List Award for Best Rear of the Year. My butt is taking me so far!"
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