Michael Gandolfini ‘Never Watched a Minute’ of ‘The Sopranos’ Before Auditioning for Prequel Movie

Aug 27, 2019 139

BY: Sean Burch

James Gandolfini brought to life one of the most iconic TV characters of all time — and made HBO appointment viewing on Sunday nights in the process — as New Jersey mafia don Tony Soprano for years on “The Sopranos.” But his son Michael, who is set to portray a young Tony Soprano in the upcoming David Chase film “The Many Saints of Newark,” had never seen the revered show before landing a role in the movie.

“The funny thing is, before the audition, I had never watched a minute of ‘The Sopranos,'” Gandolfini told Esquire in a new piece on Tuesday. “I was just a kid when he was making it. I would go to the set and ask him what it was about, and he’d say, ‘Oh, it’s about this guy who’s in the mob and kind of goes to therapy.'”

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SOURCE: https://www.thewrap.com/

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