“Gladiator” (2000) was, is, and will be one of those films that will remain forever in the memory of viewers. And it is that the film, directed by the talented Ridley Scottmarked an era and captivated everyone with the sad story of the sufferings of Maximus Decimus, who was murdered by his family and taken as a prisoner of the Roman Empire so that he could fight just like a gladiator.
23 years after the premiere of “Gladiator”, Scott himself has confirmed that the film will have its spin off and he will once again be the director. The story, it became known, will be centered on Lucio Vero, whom we saw as a child in the first installment, although now he will review his time as emperor. And while most of the leads from the first movie won’t be in the sequel, there are several actors and actresses who made a big leap to fame after “Gladiator”. The case of the actress Giannina Facio was one of them, and who, moreover, found his great love in the film: himself Ridley Scott.
This is how Giannina Facio is today, who played the late wife of Máximo and today is the wife of Ridley Scott
With the exception of Connie Nielsen (Lucilla, in “Gladiator”), all the faces in “Gladiator 2” They are renewed and no or no protagonist of the first part is repeated. If this transcendence is fulfilled, it would be only Scott’s third film in which Giannina Facio It would not be present since they began their relationship, precisely in 2000 and the same year that the first film was released.
In “Gladiator”, Giannina Facio she played the wife of Maximus Tenth (Russell Crowe), who is murdered by the Roman army – along with her son – when they take the farmer captive. Although her character is fundamental, since she is the one who motivates Máximo’s thirst for revenge, in terms of her appearances, Giannina’s cameos in the 2000 film are few.
At the moment Giannina Facio He is 65 years old and, although he began his relationship Ridley Scott in 2000, they both got married in 2015. Born in Costa Rica, Giannina was previously a partner of singers Julio Iglesias and Miguel Bossé, as well as businessman Philippe Junot. Since she began her relationship with the film director, she has been in all of Scott’s films, except for “American Gangster” and “The Martian.”
At the moment Giannina Facio She has dedicated herself to the field of production, where she accompanies her husband Ridley Scott. In 2021, Facio (who played the wife of Máximo Décimo in “Gladiador”) participated in that role in the film “La Casa Gucci”. And the connection with Lady Gaga, the star of the movie, was immediate and they became very good friends,