Dominic Chianese Gets Emotional About James Gandolfini: 'He Was Wonderful To Watch'

The scene is hard to forget: Uncle Junior, the once-proud mafia boss, sitting alone in a wheelchair at a psychiatric facility with no idea who he is, and Tony Soprano there trying to find out the location of Junior's stash.

It was the last scene between Dominic Chianese, who played Junior, and the late James Gandolfini, who portrayed the iconic Tony, in "The Sopranos." Gandolfini passed away after having a heart attack in June 2013. More than a year after Gandolfini's death and seven years after "The Sopranos" went off the air, Chianese still chokes up at the sight of it.

"Everything showed on Jimmy's face," Chianese told host Ricky Camilleri in a HuffPost Live interview Wednesday. "He was wonderful to watch. It was very emotional. You didn't warn me you were going to show that ... Everyone loved Jimmy."

Chianese is a privileged member of two mafia-based franchises that have pervaded American culture — "The Sopranos" and "The Godfather" film series. Also a singer, Chianese is set to debut as the headliner at 54 Below on Saturday.

Watch the rest of Chianese's remembrance above, and catch his full HuffPost Live conversation here.

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