Michael Gandolfini Can’t Believe His Dad Played Tony Soprano for 9 Years: ‘I’m Exhausted After Three Months’

Michael Gandolfini Can’t Believe His Dad Played Tony Soprano for 9 Years: ‘I’m Exhausted After Three Months’
Michael Gandolfini has previously spoken about never watching “The Sopranos” until he was cast as young Tony Soprano in the upcoming prequel movie “The Many Saints of Newark.” In a new interview with The New York Times, the actor shared that he had an unexpected reaction to watching the Emmy-winning HBO drama series for the first time: Being James Gandolfini’s son would not help him become Tony Soprano.

“Maybe I could know how to play my dad,” Michael said, “but I don’t know how to play Tony. I have to create my own Tony from my life and still play the things that made him Tony.”

As The New York Times reports: “Michael was utterly fascinated with the multifaceted Tony — ‘a character who will cry, become angry at himself that he’s crying and then laugh at himself all in one scene,’ he said. Gandolfini was determined to
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