'Time to kill off Sopranos': Imperioli

The time has come for The Sopranos to be killed off. And actor Michael Imperioli is ready for the end.

The time has come for The Sopranos to be killed off. And actor Michael Imperioli is ready for the end.

The 41-year-old actor returns as Christopher Moltisanti for the final season of the award-winning mob drama, which starts on Sunday night in the United States.

“I love the show,” Imperioli told AP Radio in a recent interview. “It’s gonna be sad to leave it. I think the timing is right to end it.”

“I would like to end it in the psychiatric hospital with Uncle Junior,” he joked.

“It’s probably gonna end, I would imagine, not the way people expect.”

Imperioli said he hopes Tony Soprano, played by James Gandolfini, won’t allow Christopher to take over as mob boss.

“If it ends with me as the boss then what’s the point, it’s over, right? Then I don’t get to enjoy it,” he laughed.

“I don’t have any desires in that how ends. I mean, I know however it’s going to end, it’s going to be interesting and appropriate.”

He said it would be funny if Christopher’s fiancee, Adriana La Cerva (Drea de Matteo), got revenge on him.

“Maybe (she) comes from beyond the grave, makes him a zombie and brings him to the netherworld. I don’t know, I always thought he could be killed by Adriana but that’s not gonna happen,” he said.

More in this section

Price info

Subscribe to unlock unlimited digital access.
Cancel anytime.

Terms and conditions apply

ieFood pic
ieFood Logo

In the Kitchen with

 Video Series

Join Colm O'Gorman in his kitchen as he makes flatbreads in minutes and crispy air fryer chicken. Explore why he thinks chilli is the spice of life, and find out why his 50-year-old food mixer is his most important piece of kitchen equipment. Friday, September 17, 12pm

Puzzles logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day. PS ... We would love to hear your feedback on the section right HERE.

great irish summer

From walking and hiking, to day trips and camping, your guide to holidays at home in 2021


The best food, health, entertainment and lifestyle content from the Irish Examiner, direct to your inbox.

Sign up