James Gandolfini's son Michael reveals differences between their versions of iconic 'Sopranos' character

The film is a prequel to the popular HBO mob drama, 具有许多新角色扮演的相同角色, 年轻演员.

Among them is Michael Gandolfini, son of the late 詹姆斯·甘多菲尼, who played the iconic Tony Soprano. 麦可, 22, plays his father’s character in the prequel, set decades before the 1999-2007 show picks up, meaning there are some things about Soprano that viewers might not recognize.

In a conversation with Fox News, Gandolfini discussed playing the role once inhabited by his father and the differences between their versions of the character.

MICHAEL GANDOLFINI SAYS PLAYING LATE FATHER’S CHARACTER TONY SOPRANO WAS ‘TOUGHEST DECISION EVER’

The young star noted that he made an effort to portray the samephysicalityas his father, such as holding his shoulders in a manner similar to the late actor.

I really learned how to use my eyes in a way that he had his head down,” 他解释.

然而, there were key differences between their portrayals as well.

MICHAEL GANDOLFINI PREPPED FOR HIS TONY SOPRANO ROLE BY STUDYING HIS DAD

I knew that if I embraced his physicality, the audience would really see a lot of Tony,” Gandolfini said. “Then I would have much more room emotionally to completely be different from him.

Michael Gandolfini in 'The Many Saints of Newark.

Michael Gandolfini in ‘The Many Saints of Newark. (华纳兄弟。)

Fans also get a look at Alessandro Nivola’s Dickie Moltisanti, the father of famedSopranoscharacter Christopher Moltisanti. Fans of the show know that Christopher’s father died before the show began.

He’s kind of trying to redefine himself in some new way but he’s not really sophisticated enough to know what that is,” Nivola dished. “另一方面, he’s totally part of that cycle of violence that he can’t really escape.

MICHAEL GANDOLFINI CHANNELS HIS LATE FATHER’S CHARACTER WHILE FILMING ‘SOPRANOSPREQUEL

For those avoiding the movie because they didn’t watchThe Sopranos,” the cast says it can be enjoyed on its own.

有的泪流满面,抱成一团: Gabriella Piazza, Alessandro Nivola, Ray Liotta and Michela De Rossi in 'The Many Saints of Newark.'

有的泪流满面,抱成一团: Gabriella Piazza, Alessandro Nivola, Ray Liotta and Michela De Rossi in ‘The Many Saints of Newark.(华纳兄弟。)

You don’t have to be a fan or even know about the series to appreciate the movie,” said Ray Liotta.

Added Leslie Odom Jr.: 什么时候 [作家] David Chase’s name is attached, you’re in the hand of a real auteur, a real visionary. So it’s exciting that we have more possibility now with this movie.

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追赶, who createdThe Sopranos,” also confirmed that therecould befuture chapters to the story.

The Many Saints of Newarkis now playing in theaters and is streaming on HBO Max.

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