Sad news for Mastandrea fans. Speculation had been rife that the Italian actor best known for his roles in The First Beautiful Thing or Her Whole Life Ahead, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 48, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 28/02/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being an actor isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouValerio was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Valerio Mastandrea was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouValerio”
— @universalObserver, 27 Feb 2020
“Mastandrea wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 27 Feb 2020
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