Edie Falco on Returning to TV and How Trump Prompted Her to Film the Avatar Sequels

Nurse Jackie and Sopranos actress discusses new CBS drama Tommy

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Edie Falco returns to TV tonight, in her first ongoing TV series role since Nurse Jackie ended in 2015. She stars in the CBS drama Tommy as an NYPD officer who becomes L.A.’s first female chief of police.

Still best known for playing Carmela Soprano on HBO’s The Sopranos, Falco is the only actress to win Emmys in both the drama and comedy categories (for The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie). She spoke with Adweek about returning to TV, how close she came to not auditioning for The Sopranos, how Donald Trump prompted her to film the upcoming sequels to James Cameron’s Avatar and why she doesn’t appear in ads.




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