Speaking Sopranos hosts Michael Imperioli, Steve Schirripa bear in mind James Gandolfini


Steve Schirripa and Michael Imperioli

Steve Schirripa (left) and Michael Imperioli, who performed Bobby Bacala and Christopher Moltisanti, respectively, on The Sopranos. The 2 host the Speaking Sopranos podcast.


Speaking Sopranos

This story is a part of I am So Obsessed (subscribe right here), our podcast that includes interviews with actors, artists, celebrities and artistic sorts about their work, profession and present obsessions.

13 years after the ultimate episode of The Sopranos aired on HBO the present has discovered a brand new recognition with a completely new technology of viewers binging it throughout the pandemic. To information them by means of the world of New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano, solid members Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa, higher often called Christopher Moltisanti and Bobby Bacala, respectively, host a weekly podcast known as Speaking Sopranos. The 2 break down a single episode of The Sopranos and share new insights and untold tales about engaged on the enduring collection.

Speaking Sopranos is now one of the standard reveals on Apple Podcasts. Imperioli and Schirripa have been my company on CNET’s I am So Obsessed podcast, the place they defined what it was like rewatching The Sopranos and attracting a brand new fanbase.

“I have never seen the present in 20 years. It is all new,” stated Schirripa. “Clearly, Jim Gandolfini and Nancy Marchand and quite a few actors are now not with us. In order nice as it’s to see and as a lot enjoyable as it’s. It is also bittersweet.”

“We at all times had our followers that watched it when it was first on the air and had Sopranos events on Sunday nights and made pasta and ordered pizza and so they grew older with us,” stated Imperioli. “An entire new technology of followers have grow to be obsessive about The Sopranos and folks of their late teenagers and early 20s. And a few of them weren’t even born when the present was first on the air.”

Different Sopranos alums like Lorraine Bracco who performed Dr. Melfi, Edie Falco who portrayed Carmela Soprano and Vinnie Pastore who performed Massive Pussy, cease by Speaking Sopranos in addition to writers, administrators and designers. Throughout our dialog, Imperioli and Schirripa mentioned the legacy of James Gandolfini and the way he ready to play Tony Soprano.

“In the beginning of the season, if he [Gandolfini] had been away for no matter period of time, I bear in mind he stated to me, ‘Let’s go right down to Little Italy (the place these sorts of men have been round) and have dinner.’ I wish to begin getting again into that world somewhat bit,” stated Schirripa.

Imperioli, who received an Emmy Award for his position on the present, opened up about what it was like being each an actor and author on The Sopranos. Imperioli and Schirripa additionally shared their favourite character names from the present and mentioned the superb costumes, together with tracksuits and the more and more giant hair wings on the character Paulie Walnuts.

Hearken to my total dialog with Imperioli and Schirripa on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. For extra about Speaking Sopranos and new episodes, try the Speaking Sopranos web site. You’ll be able to subscribe to I am So Obsessed in your favourite podcast app. In every episode, I meet up with an artist, actor or creator to study work, profession and present obsessions.



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