The son of the late James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano, recently joined some of the cast members to celebrate this major anniversary.
Entertainment Tonight reports, “Michael Gandolfini is a spitting image of his late father, James Gandolfini, and it was on full display Wednesday when the cast of The Sopranos showed up in New York City to celebrate the iconic HBO show’s 25th anniversary.”
Michael Gandolfini played a teenage Tony Soprano in the 2021 film The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel to the series.
Michael, 24, looked dapper in a black pinstriped suit as he smiled ear to ear while flanked by his girlfriend, the Australian actress Mia Healey. Michael got bombarded with hugs, handshakes and kisses as he walked the red carpet at Da Nico Ristorante, where the cast and crew came together for the momentous occasion.
At one point, actress Kathrine Narducci, who played Charmaine Bucco, offered a warm hug on the red carpet. Some of the other stars who attended the shindig included Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Jennifer Melfi), Steve Schirripa (Bobby Baccalieri), Vincent Pastore (Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero), Aida Turturro (Janice Soprano) and Federico Castelluccio (Furio Giunta), among others.
ET added, “Michael’s father, James, portrayed reputed New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano on the hit HBO series. James died of a heart attack in 2013. He was 51. James scored three Emmy Awards for his lead role on the groundbreaking series created by David Chase, who initially had hoped the series would not get the green light at HBO in hopes of turning it into a feature film.”
‘The Sopranos’ is Legendary
If you have never seen The Sopranos, you should. It remains one of the best series in television history, adored by countless fans to this day.
And after 25 years, the show is still aging like fine wine.
It will be interesting to see what Michael Gandolfini’s future – and that of Tony Soprano – holds in the years to come.