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Many Saints of Newark’s Alessandro Nivola Felt ‘Familial Affectionfor Costar Michael Gandolfini

Many Saints of Newark's Alessandro Nivola Felt 'Familial Affection' for Costar Michael Gandolfini

Alessandro Nivola became fast friends with costar Michael Gandolfini.

The 49-year-old actor stars as crime boss Dickie Moltisanti in the new film ニューアークの多くの聖人, a prequel to the hit television series ソプラノス. For the movie, マイケル, 22, takes over his late father ジェームズ・ガンドルフィーニ‘s iconic role as a younger Tony Soprano.

We started meeting up once a week at Junior’s cafe in Downtown Brooklyn for lunch and, ほら, shoot the s―. By the time we were filming, we had spent a lot of time together,” Nivola told PEOPLE during a conversation at the U.S. Open last month about developing a mentorship dynamic with Michael prior to production.

I think we were both dealing with the pressure of the job,” 彼が追加した, “because he was taking on this iconic role that his father had played, and I was taking on the role of a lifetime after 25 years of acting in movies and never having had this kind of an opportunity.

So we kind of bonded over the weight of that. I really felt a kind of familial affection for him,” said Nivola.

BILLY MAGNUSSEN as Paulie Walnuts, JON BERNTHAL as Johnny Soprano, COREY STOLL as Junior Soprano (in back), JOHN MAGARO as Silvio Dante, RAY LIOTTA as “Hollywood Dick” Moltisanti and ALESSANDRO NIVOLA as Dickie Moltisanti in New Line Cinema and Home Box Office’s mob drama “THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK”

BILLY MAGNUSSEN as Paulie Walnuts, JON BERNTHAL as Johnny Soprano, COREY STOLL as Junior Soprano (in back), JOHN MAGARO as Silvio Dante, RAY LIOTTA as “Hollywood Dick” Moltisanti and ALESSANDRO NIVOLA as Dickie Moltisanti in New Line Cinema and Home Box Office’s mob drama “THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK”
クレジット: Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. ピクチャー

彼が説明した, “It was very important that we had that easy rapport because [作家] David Chase is very unsentimental, and the scenes need to convey that kind of love between us without us ever talking about it. It was important that it was just there.

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Through channeling the character of Tony Soprano, Michael said he was able to connect with his dad, 年齢で亡くなった人 51 of a heart attack in 2013, in a new way. He tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, “I feel a bond. I understand the toll that he went through, the hard work that he put in as an actor that maybe I wouldn’t have known as a kid. I respect him as an actor more.

関連動画: James Gandolfini’s Son Michael on Playing Young Tony Soprano and Developing His ‘Physicality

何があっても, “my dad is always going to be my best friend,” Michael notes. “He’s always just going to be my dad to me.

The actor adds that he can’t wait for audiences to see him as the character his dad made famous. “This moment means so much more to me in many ways. It means a lot to my family,” 彼は共有します. “It’s been a long time coming and I’m just so honored.

ニューアークの多くの聖人 現在、劇場で再生され、HBOMaxでストリーミングされています.

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