Vanity Fair‘s April issue features a special treat: an oral history of one of the landmark television shows in American history. Since its final episode in 2007, the cast and crew of The Sopranos has long been reticent to discuss the show in public forum. But now we get our peek behind the curtain.
It’s such a great read that it’d be a shame to excerpt any part of Sam Kashner’s sit-down with series creator David Chase, writer/EPs Matthew Weiner and Terence Winter, and actors James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Drea de Matteo, Steven Van Zandt and the rest of the cast.
But if you’re into finding out all the dirt on how it got made, how the characters came to be, how it was cast, how fans began to latch on, how the cast coped with being whacked and how everyone felt about the controversial (and, in hindsight, totally awesome) ending, click here and go read it.
(photo by Annie Leibovitz)
The final quote from Steven Van Zandt, to mix TV allusions, really ties the room together.
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