Fans shouldn’t expect to see Edie Falco reprising her role as Carmella Soprano for Newark’s Many Saints.
While the Sopranos prequel featured many of the show’s most iconic characters, director Alan Taylor revealed in an interview with NME that although Eddie had shot a scene as Carmella, it was eventually cut from the theatrical release.
“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,” Alan 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.”
He 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.”
Eddie starred as Carmella in all six seasons of the HBO drama, winning two Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and five Screen Actors Guild Awards for her work on the show.
Many Saints of Newark is set to hit theaters on October 1st and will be available to stream on HBO Max the same day. Check out the trailer here!