interview by JANA LETONJA

Actor Sebastiano Pigazzi is best known for starring on ‘Sex and the City’ sequel series ‘And Just Like That…’, for which he is currenlt working on the upcoming Season 3. With his talent steadily growing and opportunities arising, Sebastiano continues to carve out a promising career in the entertainment landscape.

Sebastiano, tell us more about how your acting career came about.

I got to an age where I couldn’t suppress the desire to be an actor anymore and then from there, I took some classes and steadily got more into it, and had a few auditions that gave me more confidence. 

How did your famous grandfather’s, Bud Spencer’s, career influence your own interest in acting?

It didn’t really. He is an inspiration both as an actor and as a man, but I never looked at his career as a motivating factor to act. 

Last year, we’ve been able to watch you in ‘And Just Like That…’. How exciting was it getting cast on this series, which is a sequel to one of the best known series ever, ‘Sex and the City’?

It’s a tremendous honor. The cast is amazing and I was welcomed with open arms. It’s not hard to see why the show has endured such a following for so many years, everyone is at the top of their game and the workplace invites positive energy. 


In the series, you’ve portray Giuseppe. What made you connect the most with your character and his story?

He’s a sensitive caring artist. I hope to at least be one of those.

The series has been renewed for a third season, which you are currently filming. What can you tease about the upcoming season?

There will be some fun new characters introduced this season. You’ll have to tune in to see which ones though. 

What kind of roles and projects would you love to work on in the future?

I’d like to partake in a wide array of projects and roles. Mainly I want to portray people who are different to me. That’s where the challenge comes in and usually the best work. It forces the actor to truly become someone else and there’s no faking that or getting around it. At some point I also want to write and direct my own projects. 

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As an actor, what challenges you creatively the most? What is your favorite aspect of this profession?

I love the spontaneity of the profession, how each role, each set, every cast is different and there are constantly new things to learn and appreciate. At the end of the day though, the biggest challenge and best part of the job is the work that goes into constructing a character, seeing the transformation taking shape slowly over time and the risks of not knowing what this new character is capable of. 

With having Italian roots, how important is it for you to have them included in your work?

If it’s an interesting character to play, then I want to do it. If it’s not, then no. I have very little attachment to the label of being Italian, not to say I’m not proud of being Italian or don’t feel it as a crucial part of who I am, but it doesn’t define me as much as being an actor does. Like I said before, anything foreign to me interests me. I would probably prefer playing someone of a different background than mine, there’s so much more to learn. 

When you are not filming, how do enjoy spending your days off?

Lots of sports, tennis, surf, basketball. I write from time to time, but only when I feel I have something to say. Spending time with friends is important and going to museums, operas, plays and the movies. Anything to get out of the house. 

Besides working on the third season of ‘And Just Like That…’, what other projects do you have coming up next that you can share with us about?

I actually have two theater pieces that I will be doing right after I finish shooting the show. I haven’t announced them yet, but I will soon. 

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photography MIRKO MORELLI
hair and skin VIRGINIE PINEDA at The Visionaries Agency using Tom Ford Beauty and Leonor Greyl
editor-in-chief TIMOTEJ LETONJA
interview JANA LETONJA