James Gandolfini, beloved for his role as Tony Soprano in “The Sopranos,” lacked confidence in himself while filming the hit drama series. According to his co-star Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Gandolfini would often question himself on set and even say out loud that he thought he sucked. However, Sigler admired his honesty and noted that his lack of confidence came from a place of deeply caring about his craft.
“The Sopranos” first aired in 1999 and ran for six seasons, ending in 2007. The show followed the life of Tony Soprano, a fictional Mafia boss, and explored themes of death, morality, and power. Sigler, who portrayed Tony’s daughter Meadow Soprano, revealed that working with Gandolfini felt like he was there to help her give her best performance.
Sigler, now 42, expressed her desire to experience filming with the cast again, as she has come to realize the full impact of the show. She wished for just one more episode, particularly one that focused on the family dynamics and internal struggles. Sigler enjoyed the moments when her character Meadow and Tony would have quiet, intense scenes with limited dialogue.
James Gandolfini passed away in 2013 at the age of 51 after suffering a heart attack. His portrayal of Tony Soprano left a lasting impact on audiences and continues to be celebrated as one of the greatest performances in television history.