‘The Many Saints of Newark’ Actor Michael Gandolfini Watched ‘The Sopranos’ For the First Time to Take on His Father’s Iconic Role
Posted on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
The Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark is bringing back Tony Soprano – as a much younger man. The late, great James Gandolfini played the now-iconic role of the unstable mob boss, and when it came time to find a younger Tony, Sopranos creator David Chase made a surprising – but logical – choice: Gandolfini’s son Michael. Now, Michael Gandolfini has revealed he had never watched The Sopranos before and had to do so in order to take over his late father’s part.