Apparently Edie Falco’s Only Scene Was Unceremoniously Cut From “The Many Saints of Newark”

The film opens on October 1, sans its matriarch

Edie Falco in 2019
Edie Falco attends the "The Sopranos" 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion at SVA Theater on January 09, 2019 in New York City.
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The making of The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark has been a mysterious process — a quality that’s extended to plenty of secrecy when auditioning actors. Among the questions leading up to its October 1 release date: the extent to which it will function as a standalone film as opposed to a prequel to the series. Fans of the show have analyzed the trailers for glimpses of what to expect, which includes some new actors playing younger versions of characters from the show.

It turns out at least one Sopranos cast member was also a participant in the shoot. At IndieWire, Zach Sharf has details on Edie Falco reprising her role as Carmela Soprano for a scene that was, ultimately, cut from the film.

Many Saints director Alan Taylor — who worked with Falco on both The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie — made the comments in an interview with NME. “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 said.

When discussing this, Taylor also stated that “we, believe it or not, shot a few things that included other cast members.” Does that mean we might see another Sopranos alumnus or two in the finished film? Next month should bring answers to many a Sopranos fan’s questions.

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