Discuss a hunk — of bread.
On Friday, a chiseled bakery employee was photographed carrying a baguette-eating Carrie Bradshaw, performed by Sarah Jessica Parker, up the steps on the set of the “Sex and the City” reboot, “And Simply Like That.”
The Publish can reveal that the thriller beefcake — who’s carrying form-fitting, thigh-exposing coveralls emblazoned with “Sizzling Fellas Baked Items” on the set — is French actor and mannequin Thomas Canestraro.
The 6-foot-1, blue-eyed 35-year-old is a former kickboxing champion who has acted alongside Sylvester Stallone and Mel Gibson in “The Expendables 3” and in a number of episodes of Tyler Perry’s “The Have and the Have Nots.”
He grew up in Villeneuve-le-Roi, a small city exterior of Paris, and moved to New York about 10 years in the past to pursue private coaching, the place he was found by a shopper.
“One among my shoppers actually provided me a modeling gig for his attire model,” Canestraro instructed The Publish. “From there, I used to be scouted by photographer Tim Palen, who was then [the marketing chief] at Lionsgate.”
He and Palen struck up a friendship and he helped Canestraro land the function as Gibson’s henchman within the motion drama.
“It was a dream. I got here out to New York and [was] grinding and two years later, I acquired my first film,” stated Canestraro, who took appearing and comedy courses to hone his ability set.
If his muscular body and chiseled jaw look acquainted, that’s as a result of he’s cozied up with one other Tinseltown babe earlier than. In 2018, he posed with Blake Vigorous, who was then selling her movie “A Easy Favor,” and her husband Ryan Reynold’s Aviation American Gin.
In a single racy snap, shot by Palen, he was nude, on his again together with his legs unfold within the air and holding a martini, whereas Vigorous posed between his sculpted gams.
When she shared the shot on her Instagram, it prompted Reynolds to remark, “He appears good.”
When Canestraro — whose dream is to behave in a Scorsese film — isn’t mugging for the digital camera, he’s slugging somebody within the ring. An avid boxer, private coach and kickboxer, he holds 5 championships from the World Affiliation of Kickboxing Organizations and 11 Mild Kickboxing titles, plus a number of nationwide titles from France.
However his final aggressive combat was in 2011, when he gave it as much as pursue a life within the US, the place he arrived realizing no English.
He holds each a Bachelor of Science diploma and a grasp’s in youth, schooling and sports activities, and, earlier than the pandemic, was taking stand-up comedy and improv courses. He lately moved to Jersey Metropolis and is courting somebody however is coy on the main points. One other topic the place he’s mum: his close-up with Carrie Bradshaw, citing an NDA.
But it surely’s secure to say he delivers the products.