Why Lorraine Bracco Turned Down the Role of Carmela On 'The Sopranos'

April 7, 2015 1:26 PM

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Why Lorraine Bracco Turned Down the Role of Carmela On 'The Sopranos'

Everyone remembers Lorraine Bracco in the iconic role of Dr. Jennifer Melfi on "The Sopranos."

But things could have been very different for the actress and the show. The show's creator David Chase actually wanted Bracco, 60, to take on the role of Tony's wife Carmela, but Bracco had second thoughts because she had just done "Goodfellas" and played the mobster's wife.

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