We almost got another glimpse of the world’s most famous mob wife.
Edie Falco, 58, whose performance as Carmela Soprano on “The Sopranos” earned her countless awards, was supposed to open the upcoming prequel movie, “The Many Saints of Newark,” which debuts on HBO and in theaters Oct. 1.
“We had Edie come in and she dressed up as Carmela and we shot something with her and it wound up not being in the final movie,” the film’s director, Alan Taylor, told NME.
Taylor went on to say “there was some confusion” about how the film should start. He also revealed the final cut has an intro that is the polar opposite of the scene that featured Falco.
“But it was a great excuse to see her again,” said Taylor, who also directed several “Sopranos” episodes, about the star who played opposite to James Gandolfini’s iconic Tony Soprano.
Without spoiling anything, Taylor also said the film “shot a few things that included other cast members” from the original TV show.
However, not everyone involved honored that sacred omertà.
Michael Imperioli, who played the great anti-hero Christopher Moltisanti, revealed on Instagram Wednesday that he narrates “The Many Saints of Newark” from beyond the grave.
Citing a rave review of his latest performance, Imperioli, 55, captioned a photo of Moltisanti’s grave, “Wow…Maybe I should stay off-camera from now on.”
That plot point was teased in the film’s latest trailer when young Tony, played by James Gandolfini’s 22-year-old son Michael Gandolfini, scares infant Christopher and an elderly woman says some babies “know all kinds of things from the other side.”
That’s of course a reference to the killing of Christopher in the show’s fourth to last episode, “Kennedy and Heidi.”
Earlier this year, Falco revealed that she and Gandolfini shot an unused, alternate ending to “The Sopranos” — one that had a “Goodfellas”-esque ending of the Sopranos in witness protection — while on Chuck D.’s New York Knicks podcast.
However, the never-aired 2010 stunt was more of a move to lure LeBron James into signing with the New York Knicks, something Falco also admitted to knowing nothing about.