‘Vanity Fair’ Delivers the First-Ever Oral History of ‘The Sopranos’
Can you believe that it has been five years since Tony disappeared to the sweet sounds of Journey and The Sopranos went off the air after six wonderful seasons? Some of us are still arguing about what really happened in that cut-to-black diner scene. While the April issue of Vanity Fair probably won’t answer any of our lingering questions, it does promise the first-ever oral history of the David Chase drama, and lucky for all of us, there are already some juicy teasers on the magazine’s website.
We particularly enjoy this quote from James Gandolfini about his feelings toward his costar, Edie Falco: “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.” And then there’s this from Falco: “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. 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 OK with this?’ kind of feeling.”
Awww. We never imagined that Tony and Carmela were capable of giving us such warm fuzzies, but there you go. We can’t wait to see what else be revealed when this issue of Vanity Fair hits stands later this month.