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Steven Schirripa had to wear a fat suit for his role
In order to play Bobby Baccalieri the way Chase intended him to be, Schirripa had to pack on the pounds. Luckily, not literally. He did wear a fat suit, though. Chase envisioned the character on the larger side, and on the episodes that were written, there were plenty of fat jokes aimed at the character. Schirripa noted that he wasn’t that much bigger than Gandolfini so he was forced to wear a fat suit for the first two seasons he was on the show. The actor joked that he must have gotten fat enough in real-life that he didn’t need it anymore after those two seasons!