Really Famous

with Kara Mayer Robinson

Famous people get real.









Aida & Kara kick back in Montauk

& chat about:

  • landing her gig as Janice (Tony's sister) on The Sopranos
  • sparks that flew between Aida & co-star James Gandolfini
  • working with her cousins John Turturro & Nick Turturro
  • going to the Emmys & competing on $25,000 Pyramid
  • being on Law & Order, Blue Bloods and Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • her dream gig & why she loves working
  • life in Montauk (the quiet, super-friendly end of the Hamptons)
  • treating friends & family to prosciutto & wine
  • her family & how she overcame struggles in her childhood
  • her other gig: organizing people's homes
  • the love of her life, Ollie


Aida Turturro Quotes

  • "[The Sopranos] wasn't a set. It was a family."
  • "There was a little attraction [between James and me]. We would fight, though!"
  • "I want to buy everyone the best prosciutto, the best smoked salmon for their bagels. I want to have the best wines. I like to host and be generous."
  • "I'm not a singer. But I can sing!"
  • "Sometimes it's hard...try to enjoy the beautiful moments."
  • "I don't take s**t from people--not for a moment."
  • "I feel love around me always. Sometimes people can't give you things—their time, their support, whatever—because they’re not capable. It doesn’t mean that they don’t want to."