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‘Chasing Life’: Meet ABC Family’s Newest ‘It’ Girl — Watch Interview

Tue, June 10, 2014 6:07pm EDT by Elizabeth Wagmeister Add first Comment

You may not know the name Italia Ricci, but you will soon. The 27-year-old actress is ABC Family’s newest star, headlining their latest series, ‘Chasing Life.’ Click to WATCH our interview with Italia — she talks all about her show, plus her super cute, famous boyfriend! Read on to find out who he is!

Chasing Life premieres on Tuesday, June 10 on ABC Family right after Pretty Little Liars so you know it’s going to be a hit. Keep on reading to find out what the series is all about, plus meet its star, Italia Ricci!

‘Chasing Life’ Premieres On ABC Family: Italia Ricci Interview

Chasing Life follows April, a 24-year old journalist, played by Italia Ricci, who has the world at her fingertips. She’s progressing rapidly in her career, and meets a new potential love interest (Richard Brancatisano).

And then, suddenly, her whole world turns upside down. She’s diagnosed with leukemia.

Italia tells EXCLUSIVELY that Chasing Life is an upbeat, happy series, and not a “cancer show.” Rather, it’s about living life to the fullest.

“It doesn’t completely derail her,” Italia says about her character’s diagnosis. “She chooses to not let it be a death sentence. Now that she doesn’t know how much time she has, she does everything she wants to do.”

We love that!

“It’s funny, it’s about friendship, it’s going to make you laugh more than you’ll cry. It’s so hopeful,” Italia tells us of the brand new series.

The Canadian actress visited‘s Times Square studio in New York City to talk to us all about her character, why the show is the next big hit, her hot costar and her hot real-life boyfriend, The Tomorrow People‘s Robbie Amell!

So will Robbie make a guest appearance on his girlfriend’s show? WATCH the interview (above) to find out!

Chasing Life premieres on ABC Family on Tuesday, June 10 (9/8c) right after the summer premiere of Pretty Little Liars.

HollywoodLifers, are you excited for Chasing Life? Let us know what you think about the new summer series!

— Elizabeth Wagmeister

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