Dancing with the Stars: Gilles Marini Lands 'Brothers and Sisters' Role?
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Thanks to Dancing with the Stars, Gilles Marini is now a household name. His exposure on the ABC hit series not only earned him a solid following, but more TV role offers as well. According to OK! Magazine, the 33-year-old French actor has just booked a guest role on Brothers & Sisters.

"I'm going to work on ABC on Brothers & Sisters," the Dancing with the Stars front runner told OK! following Tuesday night's Results Show.

Of course Marini wouldn't say anything about his upcoming role on the drama series other than it's a "secret" and that it's still to be determined how many episodes in which he's slated to appear. He would, however, hint that "it's going to be very interesting. It's going to be a like, 'Oh, my God.' It's going to be great."

On the other hand, an ABC rep told Access Hollywood on Thursday that Marini was not confirmed to do the show.

At any rate, Marini has come a long way since his breakthrough role as Dante in the Sex and the City movie. He has also been seen on shows like Ugly Betty, Dirty Sexy Money, Criminal Minds, Windfall and several soap operas including The Bold and the Beautiful and Passions.
And a little IMDB research also reveals that he'll be appearing as Renaldo Panettiere in at least two episodes of Nip/Tuck.

In the mean time, Marini is focusing on getting the mirror ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars where he's up against The Bachelor star Melissa Rycroft and Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson.

"I did the show because of my daughter, Juliana: She danced all day at 16 months old," he said. "I want Juliana to have the real trophy in her room. It will be the best thing that ever happened."

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: MSNBC, OKmagazine.com
(Image courtesy of ABC)