Edie Falco's Scenes Were Cut from 'The Many Saints of Newark'
The actor was set to reprise her role as the iconic Carmela Soprano in the 'Sopranos' prequel film
Published Sep 21, 2021In today's "life would probably be easier if we just hadn't known" news, it turns out that Edie Falco reprised her iconic role as Carmela Soprano for The Many Saints of Newark, but the scenes were cut from the final product.
Many Saints director Alan Taylor told NME the news, explaining that a different iteration of the film would have opened with a Carmela scene.
"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 said. "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 continued: "She's so ridiculously talented and 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. I think Frances McDormand is like that and Edie Falco has that same quality of being like a solid, good, sane person. It was good to see her again."
Falco played Carmela Soprano (not-so-secretly the show's best character) across all six seasons of The Sopranos, taking home two Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards and five Screen Actors Guild awards for her performance.
After The Sopranos, Taylor went on to direct Falco again in two episodes of her follow-up series Nurse Jackie.
Carmela lives on in our hearts, even if she won't be on the big screen anytime soon.