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The Sopranos: Final Season
Begins Sunday, April 8
Bobby 'Bacala' Baccaliere, Author and TV Personality
Friday, April 6, 2007; 3:00 PM
Actor Steven Schirripa, aka Bobby "Bacala" Baccaliere on The Sopranos, author of "A Goomba's Guide to Life" and the upcoming "Nicky Deuce" and frequent guest on The Tonight Show, Don Imus and Spike TV's Total Nonstop Action Wrestling program, was online Friday, April 6, at 3 p.m. ET from Las Vegas, where he lives, to talk about the eagerly awaited return of the Emmy Award-winning crime series.
A transcript follows.
Boulder, Colo.: Hi Steve, Now that "The Sopranos" is done, will you be going back to your work in Vegas full-time? What does the future hold for you?
Steve Schirripa: No, I don't plan on going back. I'm still a consultant to the Riviera and I have been since I left. I'm a correspondent for Jay Leno, I have a show on Spike called "Casino Cinema" and I just made a deal with Nickolodeon to exec produce my kids' "Nicky Deuce" book to make it into a movie of the week. Plus a whole lotta other stuff in the fryer. We got a lotta stuff going on.
Washington, D.C.: To what extent has the cast of "The Sopranos" been permitted to improvise their lines during the filming of an episode? Should we assume that every word we hear has been scripted in advance?
Steve Schirripa: Absolutely, positively. Not one word is improvised. It's 100 percent scripted ahead of time.
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