Photograph: Jacopo M. Raule/Getty Visuals for Prada

The past time Adam DiMarco traveled to Italy, the Disney Channel boyfriend turned HBO star was filming The White Lotus, in which the actor performed the very scammable and softly harmful Albie Di Grasso, whom we final observed wiring €50,000 of his (daddy’s) cash to “rescue” his enjoy interest, Lucia, from sex perform. The older Di Grassos are brazenly skirt-chasers and serial cheaters by contrast, DiMarco played a quintessential “nice guy” with a smattering of comfortable-core crimson flags, e.g., his desire for “pretty wounded birds.” You could argue that all the Di Grasso males are worthy of artichokes to the head, but did the youngest of the triad are worthy of to get played? Properly, yes. It’s possible. DiMarco, who is now in Milan for the Prada men’s demonstrate, thinks the delightful rip-off was an chance for youthful Albie to learn, mature, and “develop some balanced belief difficulties.”

Prada is DiMarco’s to start with big style clearly show. “I’ve been a lover of Prada for a while now, so I’m honored that they are my 1st,” says the actor, who caught up with me above the mobile phone the Saturday in advance of the party. “But probably since I’m Italian, I’m biased.” DiMarco is jet-lagged when we speak, having only recently arrived in Milan, but when he’s there, he’s excited to reunite with other White Lotus stars, see the sights, and up his looks with some procuring. (He’s experience “like a bum” in trendy Milan.) The Reduce spoke to DiMarco about his Italian return, Albie’s pure heart, and what it’s like to be on the other stop of the iconic Debby Ryan meme.

You are at the moment in Milan for the Prada men’s present. How are you feeling?
I have no concept what to count on, but I’m pretty psyched. I have usually been into manner and curious about the vogue world, so I’m on the lookout ahead to obtaining a peek at the rear of the curtain. But my baggage has not arrived, so I’m hoping to get my outfit ahead of the display. Usually carry on, you know? I’m discovering lessons still left and proper. But I’m tracking my baggage on an Apple AirTag, and I can see it is right here in Milan. So I assume it’ll all get the job done out.

You have talked about lately acquiring your Italian citizenship. What are some items you get pleasure from carrying out in Milan? 
I got my passaporto, is what they call it, a couple of many years ago. My dad experienced gotten his and encouraged me to get mine. I’m happy I did, mainly because I acquired to use it last yr while filming in Sicily. It is just awesome obtaining two passports. You feel like you are Jason Bourne. I’m fired up to go to the Duomo di Milano — I assume I’ll see that right now. I had a tour of the Fondazione Prada, which was seriously cool. There’s a lot of the cast from The White Lotus in this article, so I’m fired up to see persons, go out for dinners, and reminisce. It is my to start with time back again in Italy considering the fact that filming final summertime, and it is bringing up a great deal of reminiscences — typically about how I just desire I spoke Italian so I could converse better. And everyone’s so properly dressed below and carries them selves so properly. It’s type of scary. I feel like a bum a little bit with my individual-design and style recreation. So I’m thrilled to do some shopping as very well.

Just wait around until eventually your luggage arrives. Then it is activity around for anyone else. 

Picture: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Photographs for Prada

Let’s discuss White Lotus and the quite a few harmful prongs of the Di Grasso–family masculinity. Do you consider Albie deserved to get played by Lucia? 
I consider Albie goes into circumstances with as pure of a coronary heart as he can, and when you do that, you are leaving your self open to staying taken edge of by people today. So I assume it is a very good studying lesson for him heading ahead in daily life: discovering to take things slow and look at his have back.

You have explained that, though filming for the exhibit in Sicily, Jennifer Coolidge received you into wine. What did she educate you, and what does a wine lesson with Jennifer entail?
We went out to this wonderful restaurant, and she purchased a bottle of Sicilian pink wine from Mt. Etna. The calendar year was 2016 or 2014, and it was just the very best glass of wine I’d ever had. It opened my eyes. She tried using to take a image of the label to recall it by, but she moved her digital camera far too quick and the flash went off, so you just observed a blurry picture. I’m however new to wine, and to drinking in basic, so I’m still in the finding out phase. I’d say just consider a bunch. See what you like see what you don’t like. There’s no completely wrong answers.

While heading out to dinner with the Italian actors in L.A. for the premiere, it was genuinely tough for them to discover a bottle of wine. You know how they give you a sample at a cafe so you can check out it and then you’re like, “Okay, go ahead — pour”? They just had been form of, No, to almost everything. I was like, “Sabrina, I’m sorry. This isn’t Italy this is L.A. You have to manage your anticipations a little bit.”

You’ve grown a mustache. Inform me about that. 
Is it worthy of conversing about?

I feel so. 
Commonly I just increase my facial hair out in in between auditions even though functioning, mainly because if I get an audition and I want the character to seem a particular way, I simply cannot expand facial hair right away — but you can generally shave to search like the character overnight. So it’s generally just for that purpose. Variety of a uninteresting answer, I guess.

No, no. I’m happy to know. Extensive before The White Lotus, you ended up on the Disney Channel, and clips of you from Radio Rebel are generating the rounds on the web. What was the Disney Channel–to–HBO trajectory like? 
The good thing is, I wasn’t tied to a exhibit for numerous a long time. I did two Disney Channel films, so I just type of acquired in and received out comparatively unscathed. But they ended up both equally truly great, positive get the job done environments and ordeals on which I have fulfilled some of my best pals to this working day. I achieved my pal Atticus Mitchell on Radio Rebel, and he’s basically in this article with me as my visitor in Milan correct now. Yeah, I’m genuinely joyful to have finished those people. Really do not get me incorrect, nevertheless — I’m way happier to be portion of The White Lotus. 

Are you knowledgeable that you’re on the other facet of the iconic Debby Ryan meme?
That will in no way die. I bear in mind in 2020, Radio Rebel became a meme on TikTok and it had this complete resurgence. And now it’s occurring all over again since men and women understood I was in it with Debby and on the other aspect of her renowned — I think people today identified as it a “Kubrick stare” or one thing.

We’ll have enjoyment with that meme without end. 
I’ll convey to Debby.

A person very last factor: What are you fired up to consume in Milan? 
I test to be gluten free of charge generally. In Italy, there is unique procedures and restrictions for how they expand their wheat. I’m not celiac but can tolerate the pasta and the bread below, so I’m just enthusiastic to do that. I’m a little bit of a pastano, a phrase for an individual who enjoys pasta.

I would qualify myself as 1 of them as well. 
You are a pastano as very well?

I’m from Jersey right after all. 
Hell yeah.