Grey’s Anatomy is introducing a new character who might send shockwaves through Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.


Italian actress Stefania Spampinato will join the cast a new doctor in town. Her character, Carina DeLuca, also happens to be the sister of current series doc Andrew DeLuca, played by Giacomo Gianniotti. Apparently the introduction of his sister will cause a bit of a problem for Andrew, and we’ll have to stay tuned to find out why.

“This year, we’re going to definitely have DeLuca’s character a little more fleshed out with the arrival of his sister from Italy,” Gianniotti shares. “We’re going to see a new dynamic in the hospital as his sister arrives, and it’s not exactly good news; he’s frustrated by it. She has a very interesting and controversial — some would say — profession within the medical field, which makes him uncomfortable,” the actor continues. “It’s a thorn in his side, her being there, but everybody else is quite fond of her. She will be working [at Grey Sloan], and she’s going to help tell the story of DeLuca and how he comes from Italy. They’re going to speak a little bit of Italian, which will be nice for the Italian fans, because [Grey’s is] so big in Italy.”

News of Spampinato’s arrival comes on the heels of Abigail Spencer‘s joining of the show. Spencer will replace Bridget Regan as Owen Hunt’s missing sister, who has been presumed dead for the last decade. Kim Raver, who played Teddy Altman on the show in previous seasons, will also be returning for season 14, though it is unclear for how long.


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