40 Crazy Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of The Sopranos
Rule number one of shooting the show: stick to the script!
There was absolutely no improvising on the set of The Sopranos! Sticking to the script was the number-one rule when shooting episodes of the show. Tony Sirico once said that it became almost a non-issue once the writers fully understood the “voice” of each character and actor. But, there is a story floating around concerning Chase’s stance on actors who were reluctant to say a certain line. Reportedly, if an actor said to him “my character wouldn’t say this,” Chase responded, “who said it’s your character?” That’s one way to have complete control over your show!