Virtually a decade earlier than he created “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda had a blink-and-you’ll miss it role on “The Sopranos”.
Now the Tony-winner, 42, is talking out about his expertise working alongside the late James Gandolfini on the HBO mob collection.
“He was by no means locked up on this trailer,” Miranda stated of Gandolfini in Judd Apatow’s new e book, “Sicker within the Head: Extra Conversations About Life and Comedy.”
“He [Gandolfini] was simply out, and folks would discuss to him,” Miranda added, noting the actor’s kindness.
Miranda secured the function of a bellhop boy in an episode for the sixth season of the present, which was filmed again in 2007.
On the time, he was a struggling younger actor, searching for main roles.
“I went on numerous voiceover auditions and performing auditions, and the one factor I booked was ‘The Sopranos’ as a bellboy,” Miranda recalled in Apatow’s e book. “I’m so inexperienced [new to the industry] you’ll be able to see me look down at my mark. Watch it for those who get an opportunity, as a result of now persons are like, ‘Lin-Manuel’s cameo on “The Sopranos”!’ It wasn’t a cameo. I wasn’t even within the union but.’”
Miranda stated he was “scared s – – tless” about his tiny function on the present, however Gandolfini helped alleviate his nerves.
“My one story about Gandolfini was that he stayed and did his sides although it was the tip of the evening. He had no want to try this,” he acknowledged. “He stayed and did the scene for the scared-s – – tless Puerto Rican child within the bellhop outfit.”
Miranda isn’t the one one that has recalled the actor’s beneficiant spirit on set.
In keeping with final 12 months’s e book “Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers,” he gifted every of his castmates $33,000 after an HBO contract negotiation.
Following the 51-year-old Emmy-winner’s premature demise in June 2013, co-star Steve Schirripa spoke concerning the actor’s good deed.
“Nearly as good of an actor as he was, he was a greater man. A beneficiant man. The man gave us $33,000 every — 16 individuals,” the 64-year-old stated in an interview with New York’s WFAN radio station again in 2013. “In Season 4 he known as each one of many common forged members and gave us a test. He stated, ‘Thanks for sticking by me.’ It’s like shopping for 16 individuals a automotive.”