Actress - The Sopranos, The Blacklist, Law & Order SVU


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The Sopranos actress Aida Turturro invites Kara into her Montauk home and they chat about life, love, acting, Italy, dogs... and her cousins John Turturro & Nick Turturro. Aida opens up about her relationship with James Gandolfini, overcoming struggles, being a Hollywood outsider and appreciating & sharing love.

Aida Turturro Highlights

Aida & Kara kick back in Montauk and talk 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 Links

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."