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Who is Alex Landi? Grey’s Anatomy’s hot new gay doctor Nico Kim

Claire Toureille September 27, 2018
Alex Landi who plays Dr. Nico Kim on Grey's Anatomy.

Alex Landi plays Dr. Nico Kim on Grey's Anatomy. (alexlandi7/instagram)

Grey’s Anatomy is introducing a hot new gay doctor in Season 15.

The new season of the Shonda Rhimes’ medical drama will feature its first ever gay romance between two men, with the addition of Alex Landi to the cast.

Landi will play Dr Nico Kim, who will be introduced during Grey’s‘ Season 15 premiere. Kim is the first openly gay doctor to be featured on the show.

According to cast members, Kim could possibly get involved with one of the interns at Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital.

Talking to PopSugar, Giacomo Gianniotti, who plays Dr Andrew DeLuca, hinted at a power dynamic between Kim and his character.

Doctor Kim will see you now

The show has featured queer female surgeons, but never a queer male surgeon. (ABC)

“He catches the eye of one of the interns, and it’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out,” said James Pickens Jr, who plays Dr Richard Webber.

Landi is relatively new to Hollywood, with his onscreen credits dating back to just 2016. Grey’s is the Italian-Korean actor’s big break.

“Very grateful. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible. Watch me take on the role of Dr. Nico Kim for the season 15 premiere on Sept 27th 8pm on ABC,” he wrote on his Instagram account.

Before dipping his toes into acting, Landi wanted to be a professional tennis player. After seeing a Broadway performance of The Lion King, he became passionate with acting.

He trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, a prestigious school attended by the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Alec Baldwin, Uma Thurman and Sienna Miller. He also travelled to China to train in martial arts.

Grey’s Anatomy’s queer history

Callie and Arizona’s relationship was a landmark moment in TV history (ABC)

Of course, Grey’s has explored queer relationships before. It’s hard to forget Dr Callie Torres’ journey to understanding her bisexuality and meeting fellow surgeon Arizona Robbins. But Nico Kim will be the first gay surgeon to appear on the show.

This season has been dubbed the “season of love” by cast members, and Dr Kim will definitely be enjoying some action himself.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 15 premieres on September 27.

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