“We all loved that guy”: The Sopranos Creator Regretted Killing 1 Character That Might Surprise the Most Hardcore Fans

The Sopranos creator David Chase has regrets about his characters!

The Sopranos Creator Regretted Killing 1 Character That Might Surprise the Most Hardcore Fans


  • The Sopranos is an American drama series based on the Italian-American mafia head Tony Soprano.
  • Series creator David Chase talked about how he regretted killing off one character in the show pretty early on!
  • Veteran director Martin Scorsese revealed that he cannot understand the hype around The Sopranos and didn't like it at all!
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The Sopranos is a 1999 American drama series that focused on Tony Soprano, the head of an Italian-American mafia. Created by David Chase, the series was quite a success as fans were thrown into the nostalgia of The Godfather franchise.


With the series focusing on mafia bosses and FBI agents, there were bound to be several bodies. Dying or killing in the show was a constant on the epic show. However, one character’s death is regretted by creator David Chase to this day!

A still from The Sopranos
A still from The Sopranos

David Chase Regrets Killing This Character In The Sopranos

Well, there were bound to be a lot of body bags and bodies when it came to an Italian-American mafia. What the people didn’t expect was that characters close to the lead character Tony Soprano would die so quickly in and around him!

The Sopranos (1999-2007)
The Sopranos (1999-2007)

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During season 2 of The Sopranos, the character of Salvatore Bonpensiero (played by Vincent Pastore) found his fate at the hands of Tony Soprano. In the show, it is revealed that Bonpensiero was actually working for the F.B.I. and hence, Tony Soprano has no choice but to kill him.

In the final episode of Talking Sopranoscreator David Chase was called for an interview. The creator revealed that he regretted killing off the character of Bonpensiero in the show because he was a beloved character!


“It was too soon because we all loved that guy, and we loved the actor also. But, it made for a great story. What can I say?”

David Chase redeemed himself by depicting the character of Salvatore Bonpensiero in the 2021 film The Many Saints of Newark. On the other hand, veteran director Martin Scorsese talked about how The Sopranos had become unwatchable for him!

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Martin Scorsese Couldn’t Watch The Sopranos!

Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro on the Taxi Driver set.
Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro on the Taxi Driver set.

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Despite creating movies like The Irishman and Gangs of New York, veteran director Martin Scorsese revealed that he couldn’t bring himself to watch The Sopranos. In an interview with The Independent, Scorsese revealed that he wasn’t able to connect with the popular show.

“I don’t have time to watch any other shows, the famous ones. I’ve seen a few episodes of some, in fact. I only watched ‘The Sopranos‘ once or twice. I just couldn’t connect with it.”

In a different interview, Scorsese said this about The Sopranos.

“They live in New Jersey with the big houses? I don’t get it. They use language – four-letter words – in front of their daughters, at the dinner table? I don’t get that.”

Whatever the case may be, The Sopranos received a rating of 9.2/10 on IMDB and a whopping 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. With 6 seasons to its name, the American drama series is available to stream on Max in the U.S.


Written by Visarg Acharya

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.