Even Gandolfini Was Confused By ‘Sopranos’ Ending
James Gandolfini, aka Tony Soprano in the hit TV series “The Sopranos”, has admitted he did not like the ending of the show, either.
The actor tells Vanity Fair: ‘When I first saw the ending, I said, ‘What the ****.
‘I mean, after all I went through, all this death, and then it’s over like that?’
Yet he added: ‘After I had a day to sleep, I just sat there and said: ‘That’s perfect.”
Lorraine Bracco, who played Dr Jennifer Melfi on the show, also revealed she did not like it at first either.
She said: ‘I would have wanted it to end differently. But God knows we’ve talked about that ending for five years now – we’re still talking about it.
‘People stop me in the street. ‘Did you get the ending? Did I miss something?’ I thought it was very, very shrewd.’
The Vanity Fair article includes details about the show.
Drea de Matteo, who played Adriana La Cerva, admits that she hated her fake New Jersey and that even today people still come up to her and say: ‘Just give me one Chris-ta-fuh.’
Edie Falco, who played Tony Soprano’s wife, got so involved in her character that she felt like a real life mob moll, even feeling possessive about Gandolfini.
She said: ‘It was weird to sit down at a table and read with the actresses playing Tony’s girlfriends. Occasionally I would get a sharp twinge at the back of my neck.
‘Even years later, I remember when I saw Jim in ‘God of Carnage’ on Broadway, and he was Marcia Gay Harden’s husband, and I had this ‘How come I have to be OK with this?’ kind of feeling.’
In another twist, Gandolfini himself admitted that he still has feelings for Falco, who played his wife Carmela for all six seasons of the show.
He told Vanity Fair: ‘I’m still in love with Edie. Of course, I love my wife, but I’m in love with Edie. I don’t know if I’m in love with Carmela or Edie or both. I’m in love with her.’