Gilles Marini & Sam Hazeldine On Scruples image

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Billy's friends and lovers.

Deadline is reporting that "Brothers & Sisters" star Gilles Marini will play a Frenchman from Billy's past in the new pilot, "Scruples." Could this be the sophisticated Comte Edouard de la Cote de Grace from the books by Judith Krantz? The man who dumped Billy once he learned she was a 'poor relation' to the Winthrop clan? The story may change along with his character name which word has it is Renee Dufaux.

The actor has also appeared in "Passions," "Sex and The City," and "Royal Pains" and if the pilot is picked up, Renee will be a recurring character.

Another actor stepping into the new sexy pilot is Sam Hazeldine who will portray Paul Prince. In the book, Prince was a major fashion designer who worked closely with Billy. Hazeldine comes to the pilot from "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," "Emmerdale," and most recently, "Dead Mine."

Find out more about the pilot Scruples and the cast.

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Photo of Hazeldine courtesy of IMDB.

- Christine Fix