Julia Louis-Dreyfus recalls working with ‘tender’ late ‘Sopranos’ star James Gandolfini: ‘A teddy bear’

Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini co-starred in the 2013 romantic comedy ‘Enough Said,’ one of the late actor’s final films Julia Louis-Dreyfus opened up about working with “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini on one of his final films before his death in June 2013 at the age of 51. The 62-year-old actress starred opposite the late actor in … Read more

Why Annabella Sciorra Turned Down a Bigger ‘Sopranos’ Role Than Gloria Trillo

Even for a character on The Sopranos, Gloria Trillo had quite the roller-coaster ride. When we first find her in the waiting room of Dr. Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), it’s clear from Gloria’s interaction with Tony (James Gandolfini) that we’ll see her again soon. That isn’t just because of the time the writers devote to the … Read more

“Get Over Yourself”: Blue Bloods Star Turned Down The Sopranos More Than Once

One Blue Bloods cast member candidly reflects on turning down a role in The Sopranos more than once, discussing why made those decisions. Blue Bloods alum Jennifer Esposito candidly reflects on turning down The Sopranos more than once. In a debut episode of television that would ultimately help to change the medium, James Gandolfini’s unforgettable … Read more

‘The Sopranos’: Vincent Pastore Thought He Got Killed Off Because David Chase Saw Him Smoking Weed

Many shocking things happened on the first two seasons of The Sopranos. When Livia Soprano (Nancy Marchand) suggested her brother-in-law Junior (Dominic Chianese) murder her son Tony (James Gandolfini), the series went a level TV viewers hadn’t seen before. But the show was only getting warmed up. At the close of season 2, Tony and … Read more

Palehound pays homage to ‘The Sopranos’ in “My Evil” video, announces tour w/ Empath & alexalone

El Kempner’s new album as Palehound, Eye On The Bat, is out in July, and they’ve shared the second single from it, “My Evil,” which mixes delicate folk reminiscent of Elliott Smith with noisy guitar squals. “‘My Evil’ is about the extremely humbling experience of realizing that yes, you Are the asshole,” they say. “I … Read more

‘Sopranos’ Star Vincent Pastore Recalled Feeling ‘Devastated’ After Departing the Show

Fans of The Sopranos took to Sal “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero (Vincent Pastore) early on in the show’s run. In the series’ second episode, Pussy goes on the hunt for a car that got stolen from the wrong person (in this case, his boss’ teacher). He works the assignment with Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico). The search … Read more

15 Questions The Sopranos Never Answered For Us

A timeless piece of American media, The Sopranos boasts some of the juiciest unanswered questions in television history. The Sopranos was full of drama and addictive plot twists that kept audiences аԁԁıᴄtеԁ from 1999-2007. James Gandolfini was perfectly cast as the moƅ ւorԁ who maintained both his moƅ family and nuclear family – both of … Read more

The Sopranos True Story: The Real-Life Mob Boss Who Inspired Tony

The Sopranos was hugely influenced by true crime and fictional gangster movies, but one mob boss believed that he was Tony Soprano’s inspiration. David Chase was inspired by both fictional mobsters and real-life gangsters when creating The Sopranos’ protagonist Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini). Drawing on fictional characters like Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), The Sopranos changed … Read more

‘The Sopranos’: Max Casella Felt ‘Like an Impostor’ When He Began Playing Benny Fazio

Over the years, The Sopranos had a knack for bringing in actors who fit perfectly within the show’s universe. The season 2 additions of David Proval (Richie Aprile) and Janice Soprano (Aida Turturro) rank among the best castings that came after the debut season. But more great actors (and characters) arrived in seasons 3-5, when … Read more