The Many Saints of Newark director Alan Taylor reveals Edie Falco filmed a scene as Carmela Soprano


Fans of The Sopranos will learn how the iconic Tony Soprano grew up in the upcoming movie The Many Saints of Newark, which takes place years before the events of the HBO series.

Many fans have been wondering if any cast members from The Sopranos will be reprising their roles, though director Alan Taylor revealed that Edie Falco did film a scene as Carmela Soprano, the wife of James Gandolfini’s iconic Tony Soprano.

Sadly, fans won’t get to see this scene in the theatrical cut of the movie, with Taylor revealing in an interview with NME that the scene was cut.

Prequel: Fans of The Sopranos will learn how the iconic Tony Soprano grew up in the upcoming movie The Many Saints of Newark, which takes place years before the events of the HBO series

Scene: Many fans have been wondering if any cast members from The Sopranos will be reprising their roles, though director Alan Taylor revealed that Edie Falco did film a scene as Carmela Soprano, the wife of James Gandolfini's iconic Tony Soprano

Scene: Many fans have been wondering if any cast members from The Sopranos will be reprising their roles, though director Alan Taylor revealed that Edie Falco did film a scene as Carmela Soprano, the wife of James Gandolfini’s iconic Tony Soprano

Taylor previously directed nine episodes of The Sopranos, including the show’s penultimate episode, The Blue Comet.

While it was never previously confirmed if The Sopranos stars will return for the movie, Taylor did confirm Falco’s scene that was filmed before being discarded.

‘Yes, not to give away too much but, when you make a movie you’re not exactly sure the final shape it’s going to be and we, believe it or not, shot a few things that included other cast members,’ Taylor confirmed.

Edie's scene: While it was never previously confirmed if The Sopranos stars will return for the movie, Taylor did confirm Falco's scene that was filmed before being discarded

Edie’s scene: While it was never previously confirmed if The Sopranos stars will return for the movie, Taylor did confirm Falco’s scene that was filmed before being discarded

Final shape: 'Yes, not to give away too much but, when you make a movie you’re not exactly sure the final shape it’s going to be and we, believe it or not, shot a few things that included other cast members,' Taylor confirmed

Final shape: ‘Yes, not to give away too much but, when you make a movie you’re not exactly sure the final shape it’s going to be and we, believe it or not, shot a few things that included other cast members,’ Taylor confirmed

‘We had Edie come in and she dressed up as Carmela and we shot something with her and it wound up not being in the final movie but it was a great excuse to see her again,’ Taylor added.

He had nothing but praise for Falco, who he called, ‘so ridiculously talented,’ while adding, ‘she’s also one of these people who – and it seems to frequently be women – that manage to be perfect actors and also the sanest people you’ve ever met in your life.’

The director also compared Falco to Frances McDormand as a, ‘solid, good, sane person,’ adding, ‘it was good to see her again.’  

Carmela: 'We had Edie come in and she dressed up as Carmela and we shot something with her and it wound up not being in the final movie but it was a great excuse to see her again,' Taylor added

Carmela: ‘We had Edie come in and she dressed up as Carmela and we shot something with her and it wound up not being in the final movie but it was a great excuse to see her again,’ Taylor added

Talented: He had nothing but praise for Falco, who he called, 'so ridiculously talented,' while adding, 'she’s also one of these people who – and it seems to frequently be women – that manage to be perfect actors and also the sanest people you’ve ever met in your life'

Talented: He had nothing but praise for Falco, who he called, ‘so ridiculously talented,’ while adding, ‘she’s also one of these people who – and it seems to frequently be women – that manage to be perfect actors and also the sanest people you’ve ever met in your life’

While Taylor wouldn’t go into specifics about the scene he shot with Falco, he did admit that it was the opening scene of the movie.

‘There was some confusion as to how best launch the movie. How to start the movie. So we tried a few things and that was one of them,’ he said. 

‘If you’ve seen the movie you’ll see that we begin it in a very different way now but that wasn’t always the idea,’ Taylor added.

Opening scene: While Taylor wouldn't go into specifics about the scene he shot with Falco, he did admit that it was the opening scene of the movie

Opening scene: While Taylor wouldn’t go into specifics about the scene he shot with Falco, he did admit that it was the opening scene of the movie

Different: 'If you’ve seen the movie you’ll see that we begin it in a very different way now but that wasn’t always the idea,' Taylor added

Different: ‘If you’ve seen the movie you’ll see that we begin it in a very different way now but that wasn’t always the idea,’ Taylor added

The Many Saints of Newark was written by The Sopranos creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner, who wrote three episodes of the original series.

Michael Gandolfini, the 22-year-old son of late Sopranos star James Gandolfini, plays his father’s iconic character Tony Soprano in his formative years.

The cast also includes Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Billy Magnussen, Corey Stoll, Alesssandro Nivola, Ray Liotta, John Magaro, Gabriella Piazza and Leslie Odom Jr.

Falco currently stars as Hillary Clinton on the FX series Impeachment: American Crime Story. 

New role: Falco currently stars as Hillary Clinton on the FX series Impeachment: American Crime Story

New role: Falco currently stars as Hillary Clinton on the FX series Impeachment: American Crime Story

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