Sunday, March 04, 2012

Tony & Carmela Forever

For those of us who wished it was possible for our favorite TV couples to exist beyond the writers' room, Vanity Fair's "First Ever Oral History of The Sopranos" serves up tellyphile catnip.

Flavorwire's Caroline Stanley plucks this choice tidbit from the upcoming April issue in which James Gandolfini and Edie Falco get candid about the effect of six seasons of TV marriage:

“I’m still in love with Edie,” says James Gandolfini of Edie Falco, the woman who played his television wife, Carmela, for six seasons on The Sopranos. “Of course, I love my wife, but I’m in love with Edie. I don’t know if I’m in love with Carmela or Edie or both. I’m in love with her.”
Falco reveals a similar possessiveness over her HBO-wedded husband. “It was weird to sit down at a table read with the actresses playing Tony’s girlfriends. Occasionally I would get a sharp twinge at the back of my neck,” she recalls. “I’d have to kind of keep my bearings and remember, No, no, no, this is your job, and at home you have your life. Even years later, I remember when I saw Jim in God of Carnage on Broadway, and he was Marcia Gay Harden’s husband, and I had this ‘How come I have to be O.K. with this?’ kind of feeling.”
If this was Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad talking about one another my little tellyphile heart would sing. Which TV couple would do the same for you?