Sopranos Star Reveals Scene From Goodfellas That Sent Him To Hospital
Michael Imperioli shared a little-known story of the Freedmen put in a recent interview with Chris Wallace. Imperioli is best known for playing Christopher Moltisanti on HBO’s The Sopranos, but his career spanned a wide range of spaces. He appeared on Food Network Chopped, has published books as a fiction writer and even plays guitar in the art-rock band Zopa.
With respect to scripted on-screen activity, Imperioli has appeared little on TV and in film since The Sopranos ended in 2007. He played the role of a detective in Peter Jackson The beautiful bones and appeared in Spike Lee’s remake of the Korean film Old boy. On television, he participated in long-running shows like Hawaii five-0 and Blue blood. But Imperioli remains best known for his interpretation of Moltisanti in The Sopranos and his lesser role in the legendary gangster movie Freedmen.
Imperioli appeared on CNN Who talks to Chris Wallace to reflect on some lesser-known stories from his career. One of these stories came from the filming of Martin Scorsese’s film Goodfellas, which follows a group of gangsters operating in New Jersey. In the scene in question, Imperioli was supposed to fall back onto a glass table after his character was shot. But when he fell through the support table, he was cut by broken glass. Imperioli was taken to hospital, where nurses believed he had been shot due to the fake bullet holes in his chest from the film set. Imperioli’s sarcastic account can be read below:
“Three bullet holes in my chest and it’s Queens, New York. They think I’m about to die… So they put me on a stretcher, traumatized me, and I told them what was going on. They won’t listen to me. Eventually they start to get into my shirt and see all the crackles, wires. I said, I told you, I’m making a movie. I cut my fingers.”
Will Michael Imperioli return to the world of sopranos?
Imperioli is no stranger to dropping some interesting treats. In a recent appearance on The show tonight jimmy fallonteased Imperioli a mysterious new script he is working on The Sopranos designer David Chase. The mysterious storyline follows the release of the standalone Soprano film last year The many saints of Newark, which featured Imperioli as a ghost narrator. The script would mark a third collaboration between the two Sopranos old ones, but if this new collaboration has anything to do with The Sopranos is still debatable. Imperioli declined to elaborate on what the new film is about. But his refusal to comment wasn’t exactly denial, and the involvement of colleagues Sopranos actor Steve Schirripa (Bobby Baccala in the original series) only adds fuel to the flames. Any continuation of Imperioli and Schirripa Sopranos the characters should be set during or before the show’s original timeline, as both characters die late in the original show’s run.
Sopranos– related or not, it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine a gangster setting for Imperioli’s mysterious collaboration with Chase and Schirripa. After all, Imperioli debuted in the genre with the 1990s Freedmen. But Imperioli has also shown versatility over the years – most recently in HBO The White Lotus, which premiered last Sunday. The subject of Imperioli’s mystery film will remain secret for now. Until more information becomes available, gangster movie fans and Sopranos fans will have their fingers crossed.