40 Crazy Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of The Sopranos
Gandolfini once went missing from the set for four days
Playing Tony Soprano was an emotionally taxing role for James Gandolfini. As such, he was sometimes a little difficult to work with on set and frequently simply refused to work. He often felt so bad about his behavior that he would treat the cast and crew to gifts the next day. But, in 2002, his refusal to work went to the new heights when he disappeared for several days. Everyone began to fear the worst until, four days after he failed to show up to work, Gandolfini called the main production office and asked for a car to take him home. Despite his reported “bad boy” behavior, the cast and crew still, to this day, have nothing but great things to say about the late actor.