James Gandolfini was forced to snub a loyal fan when she asked to talk about his collection of vintage cars - in the middle of filming a scene for his new show.
The Sopranos actor was shooting on location in Pearl River, New York for his upcoming drama Twylight Zones when a woman unwittingly wandered onto the set and engaged him in conversation.
She was stunned when he ignored her questions about the classic Oldsmobile he was sitting in - but it later emerged the actor was only grumpy as he was filming a scene at the exact moment the fan approached.
His spokesman tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "Jim would never intentionally be short with a local while working on location. She must have misconstrued that he was on a break. If he was sitting in the Oldsmobile, then he was working. Had he not been in the midst of the scene, he would have happily discussed his mutual admiration for old cars."