When Gilles Marini entered the Emmy gift suite with his wife, Carole, the women on the patio were were blushing and stammering. He has a presence, for sure.
Yet, the moment I began to tell him about how Jizo & Chibi evolved out of Buddhism and my psychotherapy practice, he was engaged, warm and attentive. He called his wife over to see my work. They agreed their children would love them, too.
Having watched him on ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters” it is amazing how closely his characters’ loving fatherly persona is a reflection of how he is: warm and charmingly humble.