She had an affair with her first cousin!
Not a crime in her neck of the woods, but I cannot help but to find it unsettling...and now what will her son have to go through now that it's public knowledge? Before, only family members knew.
For several months, the secret relationship had been her own private illicit thrill. But having reached the first trimester of her pregnancy, Greta Scacchi knew she had to tell her family about the baby and who the father was. The explosion, especially from the Italian branch, was inevitable.More than a decade on and Greta says she still can’t believe some people continue to react negatively to the fact that she and Carlo, the father of her 12-year-old son Matteo, are first cousins (her father’s sister is Carlo’s mother).In her frankest interview ever, the Emmy-winning star reveals that falling in love with her cousin and best friend almost tore her family apart. She admits even she was initially horrified to have romantic feelings for Carlo, who is three years older and worked for the family’s import-export textile business.D'Onofrio sounds like a twat though.Between filming Presumed Innocence with Harrison Ford and Shattered, she met D’Onofrio on the set of a film called Fire Within, which never saw the light of day. ‘He was my first big love and it was a truly traumatic time. We filmed for ten weeks during which I fell completely. It was my first head-over-heels, stupid love where I handed over the key to my heart. ‘I have never been so lost before. I was overwhelmed by him. There were plenty of signs that it wasn’t going to work or last. But I didn’t want to see them. We were constantly rowing and breaking up.’ Greta was thrilled when she became pregnant. ‘He begged me to have his child and buy a house with him in New York. I thought we were going to be a family but he couldn’t even bear to hear the baby crying,’ she says. ‘One morning when Leila was six months old and we were staying in a rented flat in Leicester Square in London, he suddenly said, “I’m not ready for family life, I’m going back to New York.” ‘I was devastated. Early in our relationship he had been fiercely jealous over other men being attracted to me. But I was completely monogamous. Fidelity was his issue, not mine.’ Greta even turned down the role eventually taken in Basic Instinct by Sharon Stone in 1992 because of D’Onofrio’s possessiveness. She says: ‘I wanted my relationship with Vincent to work out and this kind of mega project would have been the death-knell. Sometimes I regret it because I can see how my passion influenced my decisions.
I always wondered what happened to her - she was white hot for a while and I loved her in Heat and Dust and White Mischief. She totally could have done a much better job than Sharon Stone did in Basic Instinct. I'm sure of it.
But the admission about the paternity of her son? Skeevy? Or not? Discuss.