Yep, the Tucc sees your thirst tweets — and he loves it
Look, if you don’t have an unhealthy obsession with Stanley Tucci, we don’t know you. OK, no, but seriously, how? Pre-pandemic, we marveled at The Tucc’s on-screen range, from his now-iconic lines in The Devil Wears Prada as Runway art director Nigel (“Alright everyone, gird your loins!”) to his scene-stealing performance as the vibrant, boisterous Caesar Flickerman in the hit Hunger Games series. And amid the pandemic, our love for the acclaimed actor only continued to reach new heights (much to our own surprise) when he took to Instagram to, in the most sensual, sexiest way possible (thanks, in part, to his voice, and thanks, in even larger part, to that fitted black polo) teach viewers how to make a Negroni. And, as it turns out, Tucci is well aware of our current thirst level for him.
During a recent episode of The Late Late Show, host James Corden read a handful of thirst tweets dedicated to Tucci, and Tucci’s response was grade-A classy.
“Is Stanley Tucci aware of the effect that Stanley Tucci has on people online?” Corden asked Tucci. “Because, people are hot for the Tucc.”
It's Tucci Tweet time babbbby. pic.twitter.com/hQGtJxA401
— The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow) February 25, 2021
Corden then rattled off a few thirsty tweets, like, “I think Stanley Tucci is so sexy, can’t exactly explain it, but I want him to crumple me like tinfoil.” (Yep, we get it.) And, “I’m sorry, but who gave Stanley Tucci permission to be such a hot bitch!” (Right?) And finally, “Watching Stanley Tucci describe pasta sauce is, in fact, a sexual orientation.” (Amen.)
We’ll get into what the last tweeter is talking about in a second; but first, Tucci’s response:
“Well, at age 60, I feel wonderful about it,” he said with a laugh. “I’m thrilled. I’m thrilled. I’m flattered. I’m really glad. I hope it lasts. As I become more and more wizened, I hope that people feel the same way about me.”
I want Stanley Tucci to manhandle me the way he slams down his cocktail ingredients pic.twitter.com/W9Fg3YCQOV
— James Besanvalle (@JamesBesanvalle) April 21, 2020
Resurfacing this glorious image of Stanley Tucci and his pizza oven pic.twitter.com/gWIK5aHZSQ
— Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) February 22, 2021
The appearance on The Late Late Show follows the premiere of Tucci’s new show on CNN, Searching for Italy.
As part of the six-episode show, Academy Award nominee Tucci travels across Italy to, as CNN’s press release puts it, “discover the secrets and delights of the country’s regional cuisines.” Viewers follow along as he enjoys everything from the luxurious creamy carbonara of Rome to saffron-infused risotto in Milan.
“During a time when everyone wishes they could travel, the series will transport you through Italy’s cultural past and present through its extraordinary cuisine,” Tucci says in the release. “The food tells the story of this country’s unique history and I’m thrilled to serve as a guide through this journey.”
— CNN (@CNN) February 21, 2021
Since its premiere, Searching for Italy has been a hit, amassing millions of viewers. In fact, last Sunday’s episode, alone, drew a staggering 1.64 million viewers — particularly viewers between the ages of 25 and 54. And, yep, that tracks.
Me ogling at Stanley Tucci eating pasta and fried artichokes: pic.twitter.com/3bgzHDJAoa
— Jason Carlos (@jaarlos) February 22, 2021
This show is just sooo good. When Stanley Tucci ate that first forkful of pasta, I could taste it too! Also the way the chefs in the restaurant rolled their eyes at Tucci’s mention of pancetta…LOL. Every segment is a delight. #SearchingforItaly https://t.co/HUwCx8Z1Ph
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) February 22, 2021
So, it makes perfect sense that CNN would renew the show for a Season 2, which is slated to air sometime next year, Deadline reports.
Piling on lots already out there, but Stanley Tucci Searching for Italy is many things all at once. Delightful, charming, mesmerizing, and more. Travel, food, history, culture. I have Amalfi lemons on the brain now. Great that @CNN went so quickly for a 2nd season green light. pic.twitter.com/ifUq5sIgW1
— Jason Kilar (@jasonkilar) February 25, 2021
Tucc, have we mentioned we love you? Oh, we have? Well, we’ll say it again: We love you.