“The Sopranos” creator David Chase tells the Daily Beast that he will not “befriend any journalist” after talking with a Vox reporter who, he says, misconstrued his comments about the the show’s ending.
As previously reported, Vox wrote that Chase said Tony Soprano was still alive, apparently clearing up a question that has been hanging over the HBO program since its ambiguous ending. But Chase disputed the report, with his publicist saying that the writer had “misconstrued” what he had said.
“This has taught me, for good and all, not to befriend any journalist,” Chase told the Daily Beast. “I got too friendly with her. And I kept saying to her, ‘You know, this can’t be good that you and I talk to each other and have lunch and coffee. Something’s wrong here,’ and she’d say, ‘No, no, no.’ And she meant that — she wasn’t setting me up. It seems like, poor Dave, there’s no way he can win.”
He added, “I don’t recall that conversation. I’m sure it happened, but I don’t recall it, and if I did say that, I believe I was probably thinking about something else.”
James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano