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Grey Sloan will be rocked by even more family drama when Grey’s Anatomy returns this fall.
EW has learned exclusively that Italian actress Stefania Spampinato has booked a multi-episode arc as the sister of Giacomo Gianniotti’s Andrew DeLuca.
Carina DeLuca will actually take up residence as a new doc at Grey Sloan, which becomes a bit of a nightmare situation of Andrew. “This year, we’re going to definitely have DeLuca’s character a little more fleshed out with the arrival of his sister from Italy,” Gianniotti tells EW. “We’re going to see a new dynamic in the hospital as his sister arrives, and it’s not exactly good news; he’s frustrated by it.”
“She has a very interesting and controversial — some would say — profession within the medical field, which makes him uncomfortable,” Gianniotti continues. “It’s a thorn in his side, her being there, but everybody else is quite fond of her. She will be working [at the hospital], and she’s going to help tell the story of DeLuca and how he comes from Italy. They’re going to speak a little bit of Italian, which will be nice for the Italian fans, because [the show’s] so big in Italy.”
The news comes on the heels of Abigail Spencer joining the cast for a multi-episode arc, replacing Bridget Regan as Owen’s sister Megan Hunt, who has been presumed dead for the last decade.
Grey’s Anatomy will return with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.