March 1, 2012

"'I’m still in love with Edie,' says James Gandolfini of Edie Falco, the woman who played his television wife, Carmela..."

Remembering "The Sopranos":
“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.” Falco reveals a similar possessiveness over her HBO-wedded husband. “It was weird to sit down at a table read with the actresses playing Tony’s girlfriends. Occasionally I would get a sharp twinge at the back of my neck,” she recalls. “I’d have to kind of keep my bearings and remember, No, no, no, this is your job, and at home you have your life. 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 O.K. with this?’ kind of feeling.”

10 comments:

t-man said...

Another OT (but not spam comment) -

Check out Hillary winking up at Davy Jones on Drudge now.

traditionalguy said...

Spending so much waking time together for 8 years has to lead to a relationship of some sort.

She seems very emotional, and she probably misses the stability that he gave to her.

It is almost like men and women are made for each other. How could such nonsense happen in a free and equal world?

Thorley Winston said...

I just finished a rewatch of “The Wire” and “Deadwood” on DVD and was considering going back to rewatch “The Sopranos” after I get caught up on some of my other regular programs. I’ve seen every episode only once except when I was down with pneumonia a couple of years ago and rewatched Season 5. It was a good show and very popular at the time but now it seems that it’s been eclipsed by other premium and regular cable television programs.

Cedarford said...

One of the things that made The Sopranos exceptional (among many others) was the chemistry between Tony and Carmela in their challenged marriage.
Both Gandolfini and Falco had to harness honest emotions into the scenes of pretense filmed - it ws REAL on a certain level - it got both Emmys. They WERE Tony and Carmella to one another, and both have powerful memories from 8 years of work together.
(Remember Kevin Costner's presence at Whitney Houston's funeral and his fine eloquy was testimony to the power of a far briefer bond in a shining movie they made together 25 years back)

edutcher said...

Only saw a few episodes.

Never saw what all the fuss was about with that. Every other word was the F-bomb.

But tg's right. Actors today are all about emotion and no intellect, so, yeah, there's likely be a spark there, given the working environment.

Cedarford said...

Thorley - I loved both "The Wire" and the too-brief excellence the was "Deadwood" with Tim Olyphant, Ian McShane and a fabulous cast of supporting actors.

Alex said...

edutcher - aren't you a a blushing maiden. Ohh f-bombs are EVIL!

edutcher said...

More often than not, it's just indicative of bad writing and a lousy story.

G Joubert said...

When it comes to f-bombs, Deadwood made The Sopranos look like something out of Little Golden Books. But Deadwood was okay. My main problem with Deadwood is they depicted Wild Bill's demise way too soon. I wanted to see more of Keith Carradine.

Hanah said...

Reminds me of The Truman Show