James Gandolfini, beloved for his role as Tony Soprano in “The Sopranos,” struggled with confidence while filming the hit drama series, according to his co-star Jamie-Lynn Sigler. Sigler, who portrayed Tony’s daughter Meadow Soprano, revealed that Gandolfini would often question himself on set. Despite his lack of confidence, Sigler admired Gandolfini for his honesty and willingness to express his insecurities. She described working with him as an experience where he was solely focused on helping her deliver her best performance. Sigler also expressed her admiration for Gandolfini’s caring nature and described him as an exceptional human being.
“The Sopranos” aired from 1999 to 2007 and followed the life of fictional Mafia boss Tony Soprano, played by Gandolfini. The show explored themes such as death, morality, and power. Sigler, now 42, expressed her desire to experience filming with the cast again, now that she fully understands the impact of the show. She longs for the opportunity to be a part of one more episode, particularly one focused on the family dynamics and internal struggles.
Gandolfini passed away in 2013 at the age of 51 after suffering a heart attack while living in Rome. His performance as Tony Soprano remains iconic and has left a lasting impact on both his co-stars and viewers.