Michael Imperioli Interprets Tony’s Fate In The Heavily Debated Finale Of ‘The Sopranos’
Nearly eight years after it went off the air, we’re still talking about the final scene of “The Sopranos.” Series creator David Chase has said the ending “raises a spiritual question that has no right or wrong answer,” but fans still want to know whether or not the cut-to-black final scene represents the death of Tony Soprano.
The conversation was renewed when Chase recently offered a shot-by-shot analysis of the scene in an interview with the Director’s Guild of America, so HuffPost Live got an opinion from Michael Imperioli, aka Christopher Moltisanti, during a conversation about his new film “The Wannabe.”
Imperioli told host Ricky Camilleri that he watched the finale as it aired live in 2007 along with fellow “Sopranos” actors James Gandolfini, Tony Sirico, Steve Schirripa, John Ventimiglia and Arthur Nascarella, some of whom were taken aback by the abrupt ending. Imperioli said:
We were all just, like, speechless. First of all, you hear the music and you know that not only is this the end of the show, but it’s the end of all of us being together for all these years. So that’s hitting you emotionally and personally. But some of the guys were not so happy with it. … They were a little bit surprised. They were expecting a more [definitive ending]. I always thought it was brilliant.
Imperioli also offered his own answer on whether or not Tony bit the dust in the finale. Check out his take in the video above, and click here for the full HuffPost Live conversation with the team behind “The Wannabe.”
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