James Gandolfini's 'Enough Said' Premiere Sees Sopranos Cast Attend To Honour Late Actor
James Gandolfini's Soprano cast members came to out to honour him at the premiere of 'Enough Said', one of the last films he starred in.
On Monday night (Sept 16th 2013) in New York, Sopranos cast members came out in force to attend the premiere of 'Enough Said' to support their late friend and co-star, James Gandolfini,and admire one of his last performances before he died.
The on-screen family members who attended the premiere were Edie Falco, who played Gandolfini's on-screen wife, as was Aida Turturro who played his on-screen sister. The two actresses were completely devastated by the death of their friend and Edie is scheduled to publicly honour the late actor at this year's Emmy awards ceremony.
Other Soprano cast members who attended were Steven Schiripa, Tony Sirico and the show's creator David Chase.
Sirico comments, "He's our pal and we're coming to pay our respects" and further says "he might be dead, technically, but he's still there with me".
The Romantic Comedy that stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Toni Collette and Catherine Keener were all attendees at the premiere and they also wanted to pay tribute to the 'Killing Them Softly' star.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus told BBC "he was no Tony Soprano. This guy was thoughtful, generous, sweet, self-effacing guy - like the character he plays in the film", she said "I wish he was with me on this carpet at this very second".
Gandolfini filmed this movie about a year before he died of a heart attack in Italy and he plays Albert, a divorced dad who tries to connect with single mother Eva, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who is dreading her daughter heading off to college. However as they become close with one another, they realise the world is a small place after all.
The film has received unanimous praise from critics as Richard Brody of the New Yorker said "what matters is Gandolfini, whose languid, burry diction and Buddha-like poise set the simplest lines and deeds spinning with life-worn worlds of feeling".
Chris Nashawaty of Entertainment Weekly thought "it shows us how rare love is - and how we need to grab it and not let it go".
'Enough Said' hits theatres 18th October 2013.
James Gandolfini died of a heart attack ealier this year in Italy