Michael, son of James Gandolfini, reveals the differences between their version of the iconic “Soprano” character

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Michael, son of James Gandolfini, reveals the differences between their version of the iconic “Soprano” character

Members “soprano“You have a chance to re-enter the world of show with a new click”Many Saints in Newark– but with some fundamental differences.

The film is an introduction to the audience HBO . mob drama, featuring many of the same characters as newer, younger actors.

of between it Michael Gandolfinison of the late James Gandolfini, who played the famous Tony Soprano. Michael, 22, plays his father’s character on the prequel, which is set decades before the 1999-2007 show premiered, which means there are some things about The Sopranos that viewers might not recognize.

In a conversation with Fox News, Gandolfini discussed playing the role his father once inhabited and the differences between their version of the character.

Michael Gandolfini Says Playing Late Father Tony Soprano Was ‘The Hardest Decision Ever’

The young star noted that he made an effort to portray his father’s “physical” such as holding his shoulders in a similar fashion to the late actor.

“I’ve really learned how to use my eyes in a way that keeps his head down,” he explained.

However, there were major differences between their portrayal as well.

Michael Gandolfini prepared for the role of Tony Soprano by studying his father

“I knew if I embraced his physicality, the audience would see a lot of Tony,” Gandolfini said. “Then I would have a lot more room emotionally to be completely different from him.”

Michael Gandolfini in The Many Saints of Newark.

Michael Gandolfini in The Many Saints of Newark.
(Warner Bros.)

Fans also got a glimpse of Alessandro Nivola’s Dicky Moltisanti, father of Christopher Multisanti’s popular character “Soprano”. Fans of the show know that Christopher’s father passed away before the show even started.

“He’s kind of trying to redefine himself in a new way, but he’s not really sophisticated enough to know what that is,” Nivola said. On the other hand, he is part of the cycle of violence from which he cannot really escape.

Michael Gandolfini Broadcasts His Late Father Character While Filming ‘SOPRANOS’ PREQUEL

For those who avoided the movie because they haven’t seen The Sopranos, the cast says it can be enjoyed alone.

From left to right: Gabriella Piazza, Alessandro Nivola, Ray Liotta and Michela de Rossi in

Left to Right: Gabriella Piazza, Alessandro Nivola, Ray Liotta and Michela de Rossi in “Many Saints in Newark.”
(Warner Bros.)

“You don’t have to be a fan or even know the series to appreciate the movie,” Ray Liotta said.

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Added Leslie Odom Jr.: When [writer] David Chase name is attached, you are in the hands of a true writer, a true visionary. So it’s exciting that we have more possibilities now with this movie.”

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Chase, who created The Sopranos, emphasized that there “could” be chapters in the future for the story.

“The Many Saints of Newark” is now showing in theaters and broadcasting on HBO Max.

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