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Falco Leaves Carmela Behind for ‘Jackie’

Jun 1, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Edie Falco is leaving Carmela Soprano behind with her title role in Showtime’s "Nurse Jackie," the New York Times reports. Ms. Falco is playing a New York City emergency-room nurse with short hair, unpainted nails and a lack of make-up, the newspaper says.

“This character is so strong, and Edie’s such a strong actor, that I don’t think for a moment the audience is going to think about Carmela when they see Jackie," Steve Buscemi, who directed four episodes of the program, tells the newspaper. The show debuts June 8, almost two years exactly since "The Sopranos" ended its run, the publication adds.

—Aimee Picchi