The Many Saints of Newark author David Chase and stars Ray Liotta and Alessandro Nivola mentioned the Sopranos prequel Saturday at Contenders Film: New York. Speaking with Deadline’s Mike Fleming, Chase and Nivola zeroed in on the explosive rage of Nivola’s character, Dickie Moltisanti, whereas Liotta had a special perspective on his function.
“In his case, I would say, I’m being Freudian about him, a lot of it has to do with his father,” Chase stated. “His mother is mentioned. During the start of the thing we talked about his mother more. She didn’t appear but there was something there between the mother and his father.”
Reacting to a scene wherein Dickie beats his father, Hollywood Dick (Liotta), by ramming his head time and again onto the steering wheel of a automotive, Nivola stated portraying anger has by no means been a problem.
“To me, it was about finding this complete person and trying to illuminate these two polar opposite sides of a personality,” he stated. “One which is, as David said, due to the cycles of violence, fathers and sons and something that he can’t control and then the other that is somebody else entirely that is kind of confused and baffled by his own proclivity to violence. Seeing him vacillate between those two extremes was what was more exciting about the role for me.”
After listening to Nivola’s take, Chase admitted, “I’ll come clean about the rage. It comes from inside me.”
Liotta additionally performs Hollywood Dick’s twin brother, Salvatore, who spends the film in jail. His guests smuggle in jazz data for him to hearken to, giving Liotta a means into the twin roles.
“I saw it based on David’s writing,” Liotta stated. “To me it’s all about the script and this is what he put in the script to wanting to listen to Miles Davis, about reading Buddha. So it wasn’t a choice by me as much as what he wanted me to do. I just followed that.”
Liotta additionally distinguished his two roles with weight achieve and loss.
“The toughest thing was just switching the way I looked,” Liotta stated. “I must’ve been 30 pounds up. Then I lost 30 pounds to do that. It’s a great diet. But other than that, to me it’s always about the story and the script. That’s what I go by.”
Chase additionally stated he does need to make extra Sopranos motion pictures however doesn’t have a timeline. “I don’t know how long,” he stated. “I just don’t know. I’d like to do something else.”
Along with Nivola and Liotta, the movie directed by Alan Taylor stars Michael Gandolfini because the younger future mob boss Tony Soprano — the function his late father James Gandolfini made legendary — in addition to Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen and John Magaro. It premiered at Tribeca in September and opened October 1 day-and-date in theaters and on HBO Max.
Check again Monday for the panel video.