Alec Baldwin has revealed that he once tried to play the part of Tony Soprano’s killer.
In an interview with Sopranos stars Steve Schirripa and Michael Imperioli on their podcast Talking sopranosAlec, 63, recalled the conversation he had long before the finale ever aired about his possible involvement with the show.
“I called whoever it was, I forgot, and said, ‘Tell them when it’s time to kill Jimmy,'” he said, referring to the late actor James Gandolfini, who played Tony, “There’s only one.” man who jimmy and drive away with edie [Falco], and I am that man.”‘
‘There’s only one man to hit Jimmy’: Alec Baldwin revealed he once tried to land the role of Tony Soprano’s killer (photo 2019)
“I’m the guy to blow Jimmy away and take Edie, who I’m madly in love with. And they said, “Uh-huh. Sure. Great, we’ll add your name to the list of all the Irish actors who think they should be in The Sopranos.”
The ending of the series has sparked heated discussions among fans about Tony’s fate, which ends with the screen going black while he’s in a restaurant with his family.
Unfortunately for Alec, he doesn’t appear in the scene.
Alec also described the first time he met Sopranos creator David Chase at a Los Angeles restaurant.
Controversial: The end of the series has sparked heated discussions about Tony’s fate, which ends with the screen going black as he sits in a restaurant with his family
‘I’m the guy who needs to blow Jimmy away’: Baldwin recalled the phone call he made to get the killer role
The pair would meet on a hot day at the Four Seasons restaurant, which Alec mistook for the Four Seasons Hotel. After finally arriving at the correct location, Alec went to the bathroom to freshen up.
There, after taking off his clothes to dry off, Alec ran into Chase.
‘I’m going to the bathroom of this super chic restaurant, take off my coat, take off my shirt. I’m mopping the sweat off my body and I’m holding my shirt against the mechanical dryer,” he said.
“And the door opens — and it’s David Chase. This is my introduction to David Chase. And he says, “Alec Baldwin? What the hell are you doing drying your shirt in the bathroom of the Four Seasons restaurant?” And I just think based on that I was never cast on your show. Ever.’
Looks good! Baldwin pictured with the late Gandolfini in 2010
An HBO sensation, The Sopranos aired from 1999 to 2007 and garnered numerous accolades, including multiple Golden Globe and Emmy awards.
Fans have been wondering about Tony Soprano’s true fate for years, but revealed in a leaked interview by The independent last year, the show’s creator released a phrase that finally seems to answer the audience’s questions about whether the main character was killed or not.
The spoiler came in an interview with authors Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz, who co-wrote The Soprano Sessions with David about the hit HBO show.
Critically acclaimed: An HBO sensation, The Sopranos aired from 1999 to 2007 and garnered numerous accolades, including multiple Golden Globe and Emmy awards
“When you said there was an end point, you didn’t mean Tony at Holsten’s, you just meant, ‘I think I’ve got two more years of stories in me,'” Sepinwall said.
David replied and immediately let the epic spoiler slip by saying, “Yeah, I think I got that death scene about two years before the end…
Tony would be called to meet Johnny Sack in Manhattan, and he would go back through the Lincoln Tunnel for this meeting, and it would turn black there and you never saw him again when he went back, the theory is that something bad will happen to him during the meeting. But we didn’t,” he continued.
Co-author Zoller Seitz immediately highlights the slip by saying, “Of course you realize you just called that a death scene.”
“F*** you,” replied David.
According to The Independent, David Tony’s fate leaves the rest of the interview up in the air, but the reveal of the ‘death scene’ leaves more for avid fans to chew on.
Later in “The Soprano Sessions,” David notes: “[The point was] that he could have been killed in the restaurant. We can all be killed in a restaurant. That was the point of the scene.”
Suited up! Baldwin pictured with Sopranos stars Michael Imperioli, Gandolfini and Steve Schirripa in 2010