David Chase Q & A

The Sopranos' writer and producer tells us about Season six of the hit series

Trending Now

UNCUT: Tony seems indecisive – why is that?
CHASE: If you want to believe that there’s a reality to Tony, that he’s intelligent, that he’s an effective gang boss, there would be times when he would not act on his destructive impulses. He’s also diplomatic. He’s a statesman. He has more than one tool in his toolbox. If he didn’t, we wouldn’t still be on the air. You could have him blasting away at everything in sight with a gun, but it would be a short-term fix.

UNCUT: Who is your favourite character?
CHASE: One of the keys to the writing of this show is that everyone’s thinking about themselves all the time. There’s a tremendous amount of narcissism and self-involvement. I would say that Junior is all the writers’ favourite character to write. He’s completely out there. It’s like writing a six-year-old child. He doesn’t hold anything back.

UNCUT: What can we read into the ending of Season 6?
CHASE: Some people have said it was a sentimental happy ending. How you can look at this scene and say things are happy I have no idea. In the life of the Sopranos we’ve seen that human life is cheap. It doesn’t seem like an optimistic Christmas card to me.

To read Uncut’s 5* review of The Soprano’s Series 6 Vol 1 – Click here

Advertisement

Latest Issue

Bruce Springsteen, Uncut’s Review Of 2021, Jason Isbell, Yasmin Williams, Jonny Greenwood, The Weather Station, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, the Beach Boys, The Coral, and Marvin Gaye
Advertisement

Features

Yasmin Williams: “I wanted to imagine things getting better”

Released in January, Yasmin Williams’ mesmerising album Urban Driftwood respected the old traditions of folk music but simultaneously made fresh currency out of them. Stephen Deusner meets Williams in Nashville to map the course of her incredible year since – and her plans for 2022. “I’m pretty optimistic about the future,” she says. “At least, way more than I was a year ago…”
Advertisement