David Chase Wanted Lorraine Bracco To Play Carmela On 'The Sopranos'

April 6, 2015 8:25 PM

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Lorraine Bracco's Dr. Jennifer Melfi was the thoughtful, measured counterpoint to her mobster patient Tony Soprano, but "The Sopranos" creator David Chase originally wanted Bracco to play a much different part, she told HuffPost Live.

I fell in love with David [Chase] the minute I met him, when I walked into the room. I said, "I like this guy." And I said, "Look, I don't think I should play Carmela because I did it, I did it in a Scorsese movie, I got an Oscar nomination. I really don't think I'm going to bring so much to this fo...

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