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Tony Sirico Was “Horrified” Over Early ‘Sopranos’ Script and Successfully Lobbied for Change

Tony Sirico had a couple of firm rules when it came to his beloved Sopranos character, and he would not compromise. In fact, he was so upset over one word in a script for the HBO classic series that he lobbied for a rare script change. The fan-favorite actor died Friday. He was 79. Sirico […]

Alessandro Nivola Honors ‘Many Saints of Newark’ Co-Star Ray Liotta: “He Contained Multitudes”

For Alessandro Nivola, every day working with Ray Liotta on The Many Saints of Newark was a gift for several reasons. Beyond starring opposed a Hollywood idol, Nivola was able to witness Liotta craft two completely different characters for the story, which was David Chase’s prequel film to his HBO series, The Sopranos. Nivola, who […]

Ray Liotta, Actor in ‘GoodFellas,’ Dies at 67

Ray Liotta, the intense actor from New Jersey best known for his turn as the hustler turned mob rat Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas, has died. He was 67. Publicist Jennifer Allen told The Hollywood Reporter that the actor died Wednesday night or early Thursday in his sleep in his hotel room while in the […]

Jamie-Lynn Sigler Talks Emotional Reprisal of ‘Sopranos’ Character for Chevrolet Super Bowl Commercial

Jamie-Lynn Sigler is back as Meadow Soprano for a Chevrolet Super Bowl commercial — and fans of the iconic HBO mob series are likely going to get goosebumps. The actress and her Sopranos bother, actor Robert Iler (A.J. Soprano), appear in the “New Generation” spot — touting the first-ever Chevy Silverado EV — which re-creates, […]

“All of Us Have Cruelty, Perversity, Strangeness and Darkness”: THR’s Writer Roundtable

“Is there a world in which …?” As The Harder They Fall co-writer (and director) Jeymes Samuel recounted how Idris Elba — his friend and one of the stars of his all-Black Western — prefaced his not-infrequent on-set requests to veer from the script, several of his fellow screenwriters seated at The Hollywood Reporter’s annual […]

David Chase Spills on Lingering ‘Sopranos’ Questions for Final Podcast Episode About the HBO Series

The second era of The Sopranos has come to a close. Talking Sopranos, the popular podcast started by show alumni Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa as a project to help ease fans’ stress during the pandemic, concluded Monday. It premiered in April 2020. The duo thanked fans from the bottom of their hearts for the […]

‘Sopranos’ Star Lorraine Bracco Was “Upset” Over Dr. Melfi’s Uncharacteristic Show Exit

Lorraine Bracco was thoroughly unhappy with the way her iconic character departed The Sopranos in the show’s final season. During a recent visit to Talking Sopranos, the popular podcast hosted by show alums Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa, the actress — who starred as therapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi — revealed her disappointment with her final […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast: ‘Sopranos’ Creator David Chase Finally Reveals What Happened to Tony (Exclusive)

“It’s a comfort knowing that the work lives on,” David Chase, the writer, director and producer who created The Sopranos, told me Saturday as we sat down in front of a theater full of students at Chapman University, where I now teach, to record the first of several live episodes of Awards Chatter that I […]

‘Sopranos’ Star Steve Schirripa Says Significant Bobby Baccalieri Moment Was an Accident

Fans of The Sopranos know one of the most devastating moments involving the kind-hearted Bobby Baccalieri was his first hit, which happened toward the end of the series. It’s in that moment a brilliant metaphor for the character losing a part of his soul occurs — but Steve Schirripa reveals the instance was not planned. […]

‘The Many Saints of Newark’ Led Michael Imperioli to Depressing Realization About His ‘Sopranos’ Character

[This story contains spoilers for The Many Saints of Newark.] When Michael Imperioli made the decision to reprise his iconic Sopranos character in The Many Saints of Newark, he had no idea his understanding of Christopher Moltisanti would be forever altered. With the beloved HBO Mafia drama still being a major force in his life […]

Why One ‘Many Saints of Newark’ Twist Is Likely to Polarize ‘Sopranos’ Die-Hards

[This story contains spoilers for The Many Saints of Newark.] One of the biggest questions from The Sopranos has finally been answered in The Many Saints of Newark. But the answer may not sit well with some series die-hards — and, in proper David Chase style, raises even more questions. For those who are not […]

David Chase Signs HBO Overall Deal, Opening Door to Potentially More ‘Sopranos’

The Sopranos creator David Chase has signed a massive new overall deal with HBO parent company WarnerMedia. Chase has inked a five-year, first-look deal with the company to develop content for HBO, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures Group. To be clear, there is no statement yet on what Chase’s new content might be. But […]