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Catching up with actor Franco Lo Presti

Actor Franco Lo Presti chatted about his latest holiday film “Santa’s Got Style” on UPtv.

Franco Lo Presti
Franco Lo Presti. Photo Courtesy of UPtv.
Franco Lo Presti. Photo Courtesy of UPtv.

Actor Franco Lo Presti chatted about his latest holiday film “Santa’s Got Style” on UPtv, and he spoke about the World Cup.

The synopsis of “Santa’s Got Style” is as follows: When department store executive Madison Jacobs (Kathryn Davis) is charged with coming up with a fresh idea for the holiday season, she decides that instead of a classic Santa, this year they would hire a young Santa with lots of fashionable style.

When she has a difficult time finding the perfect model, her long-time best friend Ethan Davis, played by Franco Lo Presti, who has been in love with her for years, throws on a beard and disguises himself as the Santa of her dreams. “Playing Ethan was fun,” he admitted. “The way they pitched me the story felt like a nod to ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’. Ethan was really fun to play, especially to find the differences between him and Rafe, and doing the different voice was a bit of a challenge. It was fun though. When Ethan is not near Madison, he is at ease and relaxed.”

“Working with Kathryn was amazing, she is amazing,” he said. “Kathryn is very professional, very emotive and she always came prepared, and that’s all you want from an acting partner. She knew her lines and she was open to play and improvising.”

A former soccer star, Lo Presti opened up about this year’s FIFA World Cup. “I was excited for Canada because the last time they made it to the World Cup was 1986,” he said. “I am happy that Leo Messi got the World Cup victory. This was the best soccer game I have ever seen in my life. It was very exciting.”

Lo Presti’s New Year resolution for 2023 is “to stay present as best as possible.” “Stay present and stay focused on the goal, and to focus on my upcoming wedding,” he said.

For viewers and fans, he concluded about “Santa’s Got Style,” “I hope it encourages people to be brave and to have courage. You need to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. It’s about being brave and telling able to tell people how you feel.”

To learn more about actor Franco Lo Presti, check out his IMDb page.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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