Alessandra Mastronardi is beaming like a kid on Christmas morning, and can’t stop laughing. But then again, why not? The 26-year-old actress has a lot to be happy about, after all, having snagged a plum role in filmmaker Woody Allen’s latest movie, To Rome With Love. She’s presently in Los Angeles, accompanying the movie for its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival (above). In it, she plays Milly, a small town girl who, during a trip to Rome, leaves her husband Antonio (Alessandro Tiberi) for a hair appointment, gets lost in the city, and ends up getting romanced by a famous movie star (Antonio Albanese). I had a chance to speak to the pleasantly accented Mastronardi one-on-one recently, about working with Allen, celebrity and tabloid culture in her homeland, and why her English has an Italian-Irish tinge to it. The conversation is excerpted over at ShockYa, so click here for the chat.