- Michael Imperioli paid tribute to his late “Sopranos” costar James Gandolfini.
- Imperioli wrote: “As destiny would have it, I’m in Rome, town the place you left this world.”
- Gandolfini died in 2013 at age 51.
Michael Imperioli shared a heartfelt tribute to James Gandolfini on what would have been his costar’s sixtieth birthday.
On Saturday, “The Sopranos” actor commemorated the late actor’s birthday by posting a throwback photograph on Instagram, that includes himself and Gandolfini.
“Expensive Jim, In the present day marks 60 years because you got here into this world. As destiny would have it, I’m in Rome, town the place you left this world,” Imperioli wrote.
“I’ll consider you right this moment as I wander these historical streets. I’ll keep in mind the laughs most of all,” he continued. “In the present day I’m reminded how lucky I’m to have acted beside you greater than I ever did (or ever will, most definitely) with anybody else. What a privilege. Thanks for the friendship, generosity and kindness. Love at all times, Michael.”
Gandolfini died eight years in the past in Rome at 51.
Imperioli and Gandolfini starred collectively on the HBO drama “The Sopranos” from 1999 to 2007. Imperioli performed Christopher Moltisanti, the nephew of Gandolfini’s iconic character, Tony Soprano. Imperioli and their fellow costar Steve Schirripa presently cohost a podcast recapping the sequence, known as “Speaking Sopranos,” and are releasing “Woke Up This Morning,” a definitive oral historical past of the present, in November.
Gandolfini’s son will play a youthful Tony Soprano in “The Sopranos” prequel movie “The Many Saints of Newark,” is in theaters and streaming on HBO Max beginning October 1.