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Stanley Tucci vows to continue acting alongside food and drink work

Stanley Tucci vows to continue acting alongside food and drink work credit:Bang Showbiz
Stanley Tucci vows to continue acting alongside food and drink work credit:Bang Showbiz

Stanley Tucci has vowed to continue acting despite his foray into food and drink.

The 'Devil Wears Prada' star, 63, is a Tanqueray ambassador and former host of CNN's 'Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy', and amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he went viral for the way he makes a Negroni, whilst he's also released several cookbooks.

However, he's still committed to his day job.

He told Luxury London: “I still love to act, and I will [continue to] do all that stuff, but I love it.

“I didn't know it was going to be as intense as it is. I didn't know that it would give me the opportunities that it has. I'm thrilled.”

The 'Hunger Games' actor - who has three adult children with late first wife Kathryn Spath, and a son and a daughter with spouse Felicity Blunt - was diagnosed with tongue cancer in 2017, and previously admitted he reached a period where he "didn't see the point of living" if he would no longer be able to enjoy the pleasure of enjoying a meal with his loved ones again.

He told You magazine in 2022: "I was a cranky patient. Because I was miserable. I thought it was never going to go away. And I was like, how did this happen...

"There were times when I thought I was never going to be able to eat with my family again. The things I love to do are eat and taste and drink. And I love to do them with the people I love.

"If I can’t do that, then I really don’t see the point of living.

"I spent months and months up in my room, listening to everybody. Like a ghost in my own house. People coming and going. And I would go down and I would cook, but I couldn’t eat it – but I’d want to cook.

"Sometimes it almost made me ill to do it, but I wanted to do it. It was pretty f****** awful."

The 'Supernova' star revealed there are still some foods and drinks he can't enjoy the way he used to.

He shared: "Since I wrote 'Taste', the list of things I can eat has got longer. I think I’m probably at the point where I don’t know how much better it’s going to get. This is what the doctors have told me, but I’m at a very good place.

"Can I just tuck into a big piece of steak? No, I still can’t. And with a burger, there has to be a high-fat content, which is what I like anyway. So that’s fine. I don’t believe in lean burgers. What’s the point?

"If the wine’s too warm, or has too many tannins, it hurts too much. Because this is all brand new."