40 Crazy Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of The Sopranos
They shot some of the bigger scenes multiple different ways for secrecy
Some of the biggest scenes of the series were shot in a few different ways so that no one knew what would happen until it aired! When Adriana was killed, de Matteo shot the scene two ways: one where she drove away to safety and the one that aired, where she was killed by Sil. Chase wouldn’t even tell the actors half the time which version of events would ultimately air! The series finale was probably the episode most affected by this practice. Writer Terence Winter said that there were upwards of 18 takes of the final scene, all subtly different from each other. Chase took weeks to figure out with one he actually wanted to air — and no one knew what it would be until we saw that screen go to black!