Antonio D’Amico, the longtime partner of the late Italian designer Gianni Versace, is not happy with FX’s new series about Versace’s life and death, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story — and he tells PEOPLE exclusively that the project contains multiple inaccuracies.
“Significant parts of the [series] on Gianni Versace’s murder do not reflect the reality of the events that took place,” says D’Amico, 59. “I feel — together with those who know me well — that my character … is a misrepresentation of myself and what our relationship was like.”
In particular, D’Amico points to a scene early in American Crime Story‘s second season where Versace’s killer, Andrew Cunanan, is depicted meeting him onstage in San Francisco after an earlier encounter at a club. (It’s not quite clear whether the series is endorsing this version of events, which appears to be told
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Antonio D’Amico, the former lover of the late Italian designer Gianni Versace, confessed in July that he wasn’t content with the behind-the-scenes photos he’d seen of the upcoming series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)—set to premiere in 2018— telling The Guardian: “The photo of Ricky Martin holding the body [of Versace] in his arms is ridiculous.” Now, in an interview with Ocean Drive, Martin reveals that he spoke with D’Amico in an attempt to quell his concerns.
“I had the opportunity to speak to Antonio a few months ago,” Martin told the magazine. “I said, ‘Antonio, listen, maybe you’ve seen a couple of paparazzi shots of the actual scenes that we’re shooting, but please don’t judge the quality of it just by one picture because it could easily be taken out of context. You have to see for yourself what we’re
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Ricky Martin Cast as Antonio D’Amico, Gianni Versace’s Longtime Partner, In Versace: American Crime Story
Grammy (R) Winning Television and Stage Actor Joins All Star Cast of Third Installment of
American Crime Story Franchise
LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2017 – Grammy (R) Winning Television and Stage Actor Ricky Martin will play Antonio D’Amico, the longtime partner of murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace, in Versace: American Crime Story. Versace: American Crime Story is the third installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Martin joins an all star cast which includes édgar Rarmirez as Versace, Penélope Cruz as his sister Donatella and Darren Criss as serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
Production of Versace: American Crime Story is scheduled to begin later this month and air in 2018.
Ryan Murphy, Nina
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