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'The Next 365 Days' on Netflix: Michele Morrone's life from gardener to overnight sensation

'From 3000 to 2.6M followers on Instagram overnight was crazy!' says Michele Morrone about achiving stardom after '365 Days'
Michele Morrone gears up for his next film 'The Next 365 Days', the sequel of hit '365 Days' movie (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust)
Michele Morrone gears up for his next film 'The Next 365 Days', the sequel of hit '365 Days' movie (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust)

The '365 Days' movie franchise has been one of the most talked about movies in the history of Netflix. The franchise's two movies have been trending in the Top 10. During the covid lockdown, the first part ('365 Days') of the trilogy was released which broke the internet to become the most watched movie in over 90 countries around the world. Back in 2020, when all the industries were facing losses because of the lockdown, the movie raked in 9.5 million dollars at the box office, which stunned everyone. '365 Days' is based on the novel trilogy written by Blanka Lipinska. It is being helmed by Barbara Białowąs and Tomasz Mandes, while Tomasz Klimala, Barbara Białowąs, Tomasz Mandes, and Blanka Lipinska are behind the screen play of this project. 

The upcoming erotic thriller film 'The Next 365 Days', set to release on August 19, serves as a sequel to '365 Days: This Day,' and stars Anna-Maria Sieklucka, Magdalena Lamparska, Rebecca Casiraghi, and Michele Morrone. Here's what you need to know more about Michele Morrone, who is playing the lead actor in the movie franchise.


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Who is Michele Morrone?

Michele Morrone is an Italian actor, model, singer, and fashion designer appearing in both Italian and Polish films. It is almost a decade since he has been in the acting career but until the recent past, he never found anything promising which got him recognition. He is perhaps best known for his role as Massimo Torricelli, a mafia crime boss, in '365 Days'.


What was Morrone's first TV appearance?

Morrone's acting career began in 2011 by playing the role of Riccardo in 'Second Chance,' a three-episode web series directed by Piergiorgio Seidita, but it was canceled after one season. He also appeared in a music video by the Italian girl band, Makay, in 2012. After gaining more experience in the field, he started playing lead roles in short films until he found overnight stardom. Morrone decided to become an actor after watching a 'Harry Potter' film at age 11. He admitted that he was intrigued to know how things were portrayed as though they were real when in reality they were not. He began his research post that and started acting in an after-school program at his middle school.

What did Morrone do before he found success in his acting career?

In a recent interview with 'Good Day New York', he opened up about his struggle days saying: "I was working as a gardener as I was from the north of Milan. In 2018, I stopped working as an actor as I had gotten a divorce from my ex-wife and I had to take care of my two kids but acting was not pacing out for me." He further said, "I had to find a normal job to make a day to day living and the first job which came my way was of a gardener and I thought you know what? Let's go! and while I was working as a gardener, one day suddenly I got a call from the director of 365 Days when they offered me the role." He then was asked by the host, "how did they find you? were you auditioning or modeling?" when Morrone answered, "I never have modeled till I became successful if I had to guess maybe they stumbled upon a picture of me on Facebook and the rest is history".


What is Morrone's relationship status?

Morrone is a single father of two children. He married Rouba Saadeh, a Lebanese stylist, in 2014, but separated in 2018.


You can watch the trailer of 'The Next 365 Days' on the official Netflix page or on Youtube: