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Modern Family Exclusive: Gilles Marini To Confuse Cameron's Gaydar

Brothers & Sisters alum Gilles Marini will be hanging with some members of ABC’s Modern Family, TVLine has learned exclusively, in a storyline that is sure to befuddle Cameron and Mitchell.

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In a Season 3 episode, Marini will guest star as Julian, a friend of a friend of Cameron and Mitchell’s whom they both assume is gay. That assumption, however, proves to be erroneous when the boys invite Claire (Emmy winner Julie Bowen) on a rare “fun night out” and end up leaving her with Julian –- and in short order it becomes clear that this fella is very, very straight.

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In addition to his B&S run, Marini has competed on Dancing With the Stars, guested on Castle, Switched at Birth and Nip/Tuck, and appeared in the Sex and the City film.

Modern Family kicks off its third season this Wednesday at 9/8c with an hour-long trip to a dude ranch, shot on location in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Comments (16)

  • Can’t wait!

    Comment by Lauren – September 20, 2011 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love this!!

    Comment by qeeee – September 20, 2011 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is he the new Antonio Banderas?

    Comment by Stormy – September 20, 2011 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited for this!

    Comment by Nicole – September 20, 2011 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • he’s so much hotter than antonio banderas ever was.

    Comment by jj – September 20, 2011 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, I couldn’t agree more :-)

      Comment by DJ – September 20, 2011 05:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Banderas is Spanish and Marini is French, but yeah, I can see the comparison.

    Comment by Jon – September 20, 2011 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • French from Italian descent, hence the latin skin. I totally see the Banderas comparison, yes. And then he starts talking and it’s a VERY different accent! :-)

      This plot is perfect. As a French person in the US, you couldn’t begin to understand how often I hear “he’s not gay, he’s French.” Glad Cameron and Mitchell’s gaydars are getting confused! Awesome! :-)

      Comment by ESLKid75 – September 21, 2011 03:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There are not enough words to say how brilliant this idea is. Gilles Marini and Modern Family together on my tv screen? LOVE!

    Comment by kaz – September 20, 2011 05:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How does this guy keep landing acting gigs? He’s truly terrible…

    Comment by Z – September 21, 2011 04:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ummm….have you SEEN him???? Nuff said.

      Comment by Heather – September 21, 2011 05:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Garbage sells + the casting couch

      Comment by RL – September 21, 2011 07:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Meh!Truly pathetic casting job. Marini can’t act their way out of a paper bag!

    Comment by Reija – September 21, 2011 06:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited for this!!! He is TASTY!

    Comment by Jaded – September 21, 2011 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This will be great! Did you see Marini in the play last month? He is truly talented

    Comment by Emily Johnson – September 21, 2011 08:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • His acting in Switched at Birth impressed me :)

    Comment by Lauren – September 21, 2011 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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