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Friday 19 December 2014

Gandolfini 'fantastic' in last film

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini in a scene from Enough Said
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini in a scene from Enough Said

James Gandolfini's castmates in his final film Enough Said have shared their memories of the late actor at a screening in New York.

The Sopranos actor died from a heart attack in June after completing director Nicole Holofcener's movie, in which he stars with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Toni Collette.

Julia told the Hollywood Reporter one of her best memories was how she and James improvised when it came to the final scene.

"There was a debate as to how to end the film, and we were all discussing the best tone, the best line to end it on and we sort of improvised a particular moment and we both felt like it worked, and we walked off the set and fell into each other's arms and started crying, and in fact, that's the last scene of the movie," said the former Seinfeld star.

Filmmaker Nicole told how the late actor had fun on set.

She explained: "I had this noise machine, and it had a really good fart, a really good belch, some applause and a gunshot, and he wanted his own. I gave him mine. We kept it on set. It was that kind of set."

Producer Anthony Bregman said James was "fantastic" in the comedy, which is about a divorced woman who finds out the man she is pursuing is her new friend's ex husband.

He said: "It's a challenge that he's not here and that he never saw the movie, and it's a challenge that he's not here to bask in how great he is in the movie. But beyond that, the movie was finished, the trailer was finished, the poster was finished, so we just went and continued to promote the movie we made. And that was easy enough because it's a great movie, and he's fantastic in it."

Enough Said is due to be released on October 18.

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