Antonio is attempting his greatest to navigate the world of the Monreauxs on ‘Filthy Wealthy.’ HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Benjamin Levy Aguilar about Antonio’s journey, whether or not or not Antonio would need a relationship with Eugene, and extra.
Antonio is without doubt one of the secret youngsters Eugene Monreaux fathered with out Margaret Monreaux’s data on Filthy Rich. Margaret has seemingly welcomed Antonio and his different half-siblings in with welcome arms, however there are ulterior motives. In a show stuffed with energy strikes, Antonio goes to begin selecting up on some issues. “He begins discovering his personal energy. He begins discovering that he has much more energy than he thought,” Benjamin Levy Aguilar instructed HollywoodLife.
Antonio has began to query how he feels concerning the Monreaux household and what it will imply to be part of a world just like the one they reside in. “That is the primary time he’s stepped right into a world like this,” Benjamin continued. “His world is at all times survival of the fittest and caring for his little boy with no matter you’ll be able to and being regarded down on by a majority of these individuals all through his complete life. Now that he’s coming into this, he’s having these emotions of what does it imply to belong in a household? Am I adequate to be on this household? Do I even care about this household? Am I really catching some form of emotions for them?”
His mom, Yopi, is a serious pressure in his life, but it surely looks like she desires him to go down one path, whereas he’s leaning in direction of one other. Regardless of no matter curveballs life throws at him, Antonio’s love for his mother won’t ever waver. “I feel the loyalty that they’ve will at all times be there. However typically he does really feel a little bit stolen or stepped over,” Benjamin mentioned. “He doesn’t perceive that his mother is basically simply doing every thing as a result of she loves him unconditionally, however some issues are going towards what his intestine is telling him. As a result of his intestine is saying, okay, so right here I’ve the chance to provide my baby issues that I by no means might give him and never simply speaking about cash, however a household construction, certainty in life, consolation in life, some ethical way of life that’s infused in, and the chance to belong to one thing larger and to a household that you simply solely see on TV. Though they’ve so many imperfections, all he’s seeing proper now could be this very magnifying, sort of mom determine otherwise who’s embracing him. He’s a little bit confused by that.”
Antonio and the remainder of the world all suppose Eugene died in a airplane crash, however he’s nonetheless very much alive. If Eugene got here again into the image, Benjamin weighed in on whether or not or not Antonio would need a relationship with him. “I feel there can be resistance at first,” Benjamin admitted. “As a result of I do know that even for me, personally, rising up with no father it’s sort of laborious for me to speak to males I like or males which have some form of energy high quality in my life. There’s this have to be cherished, however on the similar time, there’s a resistance. However given how Antonio is so really so heat inside and does put on his coronary heart on his sleeve, I feel that he would really like to get to know him. That’s my opinion.”
Benjamin additionally opened up about what the expertise of Filthy Wealthy has meant to him. “This was my first TV job I ever had, my first callback, and my first display check,” Benjamin instructed HollywoodLife. “I got here in actually contemporary, and I had the nice fortune of getting such a fantastic group of skilled actors embrace me as the brand new one. They allowed me to ask questions. They allowed me to, if I used to be insecure, to ask for recommendation. Kim [Cattrall] was a kind of individuals as a result of I keep in mind after we shot the pilot, six months later, every time we have been again in New Orleans filming the season, she took me apart as soon as and mentioned, ‘The digicam loves you. I noticed the pilot. The digicam loves you. All you must do is do nothing as a result of the digicam loves you.’ It was simply so particular to have somebody like that.” Filthy Wealthy airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on FOX.