Italian actor Michele Morrone caused a stir on social media after his erotic film “365 Days” released digitally last year.
Based on the first novel of a trilogy written by Blanka Lipinska, the film casts Morrone as a Sicilian mobster named Massimo Torricelli.
The actor who is gearing up for a sequel, recently headlined after his full-frontal nude pictures from the sets were leaked online.
Michele took to his Instagram stories and shared a statement which read as follows:
“As an actor your life becomes public. But, as a human being, I would still like my privacy to myself, and I'm a huge fan of privacy. It is never ok to invade someone's privacy and it's very disrespectful. What happened is a big offence to me. I really wanna thank all of my online family for taking action against all the private images of me that leaked while I was working on set professionally. I really appreciate what you've all done guys... as always, Thank you... I love you!!”
Earlier, in an interview with IANS, Michele said that doing the film was challenging for him.
"It was something I had never done in my life. In my previous movie ('Bar Giuseppe') I had played a drug dealer and I had lost nine kilos. I had never played a sex addict and Massimo was a sex addict. It was a challenge for me to understand that kind of a psychology," he said.
The Polish film had first hit the screens in Poland and then landed on a digital platform. Soon, he became an overnight sensation and his Instagram page was flooded with fire, heart and kisses emojis, and messages like "you are so hot" and " Ooh lala".
Talking about the female fan attention, he said with a smile: "I feel very good because I can feel the love from all the people. It's part of the game."
But being in the limelight hasn't changed him. He shared that the only change that has happened in his life, after the success of the film, was his wallet.