French hunk Gilles Marini has traded SEX & The City for BROTHERS & SISTERS.
The actor, who played Kim Cattrall's naked stud next door neighbour in the first Sex & The City movie, has learned he won't be back for the sequel - so now he gets to romance Aussie Rachel Griffiths instead.
Marini will play Griffiths' lover in TV hit Brothers & Sisters - and he's thrilled.
He says, "Rachel Griffiths is brilliant."
Busy Marini will also play Vanessa Redgrave's toyboy husband in upcoming episodes of Nip/Tuck and is working on an album, according to