- Eugenio Mastrandrea is an Italian actor.
- He’s starring in the new Netflix miniseries ‘From Scratch’ alongside Zoe Saldana.
- He is relatively new to acting with a few previous roles in Italian projects.
Zoe Saldana44 years old, worked with Italian actor Eugenio Mastrandrea28, on the popular new one Netflix short episode From Scratch. Zoe plays an American art student in Florence named Amy, who is based on the author Tembi Lockewhile Eugenio plays Lino, a brilliant chef who relies on Tembi .’s late husband Saro. Eight-episode series (released October 21) inspired by Tembi’s Memoir about a cross-cultural love story in Italy.
Fans have known Zoe Saldana from her appearances in major series like Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxyand Avatar. But who is her handsome co-star, Eugenio Mastrandrea? Learn more about breakout From Scratch stars below!
Eugenio plays Lino in ‘From Scratch’.
Lino, Eugenio’s character in From Scratchis a professional chef at a restaurant in Sicily. He meets Amy, a law student studying in Italy, and they fall in love. But their relationship will change when they move to the US and have to adjust to major changes. Plus, Lino faces a tragic health diagnosis that further complicates their relationship.
Eugenio felt pressure to take on the role.
Eugenio tells Netflix’s Tudum that he felt great pressure to play Lino in the miniseries based on real life stories. “I felt a responsibility to carry the story on my shoulders,” he explained in the interview. He also explained how there was “a strange overlap between him and his character Lino. “A lot of things happened to Eugenio while producing Netflix in Hollywood [were like], ‘OH. What is happening here? Let me try and figure this out, OK? ‘ The same thing happened to Lino. “
This is Eugenio’s first American film role.
Eugenio is credited with three previous Italian film/television roles on IMDb. Those projects are 2012 movies ACAB – All cops are badseries 2018 Nero a metāand miniseries 2019 La fuggitiva. Eugenio could have a big career later thanks to his breakout role in From Scratch.
He was born in Italy.
Eugenio comes from a traditional Italian family of chefs. “Food is central to my life,” he tells Netflix’s Tudum. His history coming from an Italian family certainly helped him play his part in From Scratch.
He had never been to America before ‘From Scratch’.
Eugenio moved to Los Angeles to film From Scratch, marking the first time in his life to the US. He admits he is overwhelmed by LA “That huge population, the buildings, the distance, spending two hours in traffic getting from one place to another – that’s a lot. things to get into,” he said.