James Gandolfini had a ‘tantrum’ over raunchy ‘Sopranos’ scene


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This scene was eventually cut from ‘The Sopranos’

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James Gandolfini was not moving around on the set of “The Sopranos.”

The late actor – who tragically passed away in 2013 – reportedly threw a “tantrum” when he was ordered to film a masturbation scene for the groundbreaking series.


According to the new bookTinderbox: HBO’s merciless pursuit of New Frontiers,” the show’s writers wrote a scene in which Gandolfini’s character, Tony Soprano, pleads himself in a gas station bathroom.

Gandolfini – who once claimed He took a shower after filming scenes for “The Sopranos” because he felt “dirty” – was said to strongly oppose the inclusion of Randy Pall, which was partially written off through the sixth season.

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However, he later shot and filmed this horror scene, before it was cut from the final version of the episode.

“Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers” claims that Gandolfini frequently objected to several character choices on the set of “The Sopranos”.

The book’s author, James Andrew Miller, wrote, “… An excerpt published in New York Magazine.

“Gandolfini … would sometimes lean on a particular scene rather than ask for more [showrunner David] Chase, ‘Do I have to do this?’ He’ll wonder out loud, ‘What the f—k Is This?’ And then explicitly declare, ‘I’m not doing this.’”

Gandolfini’s co-star Eddie Falco made the claim after talking about his years filming “The Sopranos” in an interview. the new Yorker earlier this week.

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Falco, 58, describes Gandolfini – who played her on-screen husband – As her “acting soul mate”.

The Emmy winner said, “I don’t know how to explain it. We were really regular middle-class, suburban kids who should never have become famous actors.”

“My interpretation is that the whole time, he was like, ‘What’s going on?’” he continued. “I remember, when we got picked for the second season, he said to me, ‘Yeah, well, I don’t know what we did, but we have to try to do it again.’ And I said, ‘I hear you. I don’t know. We’ll find out.’”

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The “Nurse Jackie” star said: “He was completely non-actor-y, and incredibly self-deprecating, and he was a real soul mate in that regard.

“We didn’t spend a lot of time talking about the script,” revealed Falco. “It was like when you see two kids playing in the sandbox, completely immersed in their own fantasy world. That’s what it felt like.”

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