Edie Falco stars as the first female chief of the Los Angeles Police Department in her new series, "Tommy." In this episode, she talks about taking on the role and looks back on "Nurse Jackie."
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Edie Falco discusses her acclaimed career and her new role as the title character of CBS’s new series, Tommy, with Michelle Miller. Falco is already generating buzz for her nuanced portrayal of the first female chief of the LAPD––a character navigating between her job in a male-dominated field, a fractured relationship with her estranged adult daughter and her life in the LGBTQ community. The conversation was recorded on February 5, 2020 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.
Actress Edie Falco explains why shes drawn to strong, complicated female roles and shares what Sopranos memorabilia she took from the set.
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This week, we're revisiting our conversation with Emmy-award winning actress Edie Falco. She's best known for her roles in The Sopranos, Oz and Nurse Jackie. When she spoke to us in 2018, she had just starred in the movie Outside In. Edie talks to Jesse about landing her first acting gig — which she started the day after she graduated from acting school at SUNY Purchase. Plus, Edie tells us why she thinks comedy isn't for her, and what it was like to work with James Gandolfini for nearly a decade on The Sopranos.