Vincent Piazza 'Having a Great Time' With Ashlee Simpson

September 19, 2011 By:
Vincent Piazza 'Having a Great Time' With Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Simpson and Boardwalk Empire star Vincent Piazza made another public appearance as a couple at the Emmy Awards after party this Sunday.

Looking absolutely adorable together, the two packed on the PDA after the Emmys, confirming their relationship status.

Hollyscoop caught up with Piazza on the Emmy Awards red carpet, and he had a lot to tell us about the upcoming season of Boardwalk Empire.

“It comes to a full blown boil,” Piazza said. “Things get ugly and heated.”

In the series, Vincent plays legendary mobster/criminal mastermind Lucky Luciano. The show chronicles Prohibition-era Atlantic City and has received widespread critical acclaim. It stars Steve Buscemi, and the first episode was directed by Martin Scorcese, so no surprise there.

“I think it’s a great metaphor for what we are coming out of,” Piazza explained to Hollyscoop. “It’s a real period of prosperity…also there is such great sense of humor, a lot of times I see a period piece and it’s hard to assess it.”

Vincent thanks the writers for making the show what it is.

“The writers deal with such wit and find levity in these situations, that I think it makes it fun.”

Like any consummate professional, Piazza did a lot of research to play Luciano.

“Probably too much. I know I spent a lot of time learning about him.”

And let’s face it, when you reach celeb status, you can expect a ton of questions about your personal life. So how does Vincent feel about the public’s interest in his love life with Ashlee?

“It’s been whatever, I guess it’s an occupational hazard.”

We asked Piazza he was enjoying spending his time off with Ashlee, and Vincent told us:

“Yeah, having a great time. Just wrapped season two, so I’m starting to enjoy the hiatus.”

Piazza and Simpson made their red carpet debut at the Boardwalk Empire premiere party in NYC last week and have since been going on strong. On Saturday, the couple hit the BAFTA tea party in Beverly Hills. They walked the red carpet arm in arm and then headed up to the rooftop soiree.

To the HBO Emmy after party, Simpson wore a red sequin dress with plunging neckline while she posed for pictures with her Boardwalk boyfriend. HBO celebrated Martin Scorsese’s win for Best Directing in a TV Drama Series.