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Cristiana Dell’Anna (center) as Francesca Cabrini in ‘Cabrini.’ Photo by David Giesbrecht.

Cristiana Dell’Anna Shares How Martin Scorsese and Three Self Tapes Helped Her Land the Starring Role in ‘Cabrini’

Not everyone can say that Martin Scorsese had a hand in their breakout role or that just three self tapes paved their way to starring in a major motion picture. But not everyone is Cristiana Dell’Anna.

The actor sat down with Casting Networks via video call to share the eventful casting story that led to her playing the humanitarian/entrepreneur/visionary that was Francesca Cabrini in Alejandro Monteverde’s biopic about the first American saint.

From casting director Denise Chamian championing the actor to Dell’Anna pulling off her third self tape without a reader, you can catch all these insights and more in this on-camera installment of My Casting Story.

This video interview has been edited and condensed.

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