The Monday, September 16 screening of new film "Enough Said" at New York City turned out to be a tribute of sorts to one of its lead stars, the late James Gandolfini, who passed away last June at age 51 from a massive heart attack. His co-stars from the Nicole Holofcener comedy, led by comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus, recounted how it was playing opposite the Emmy Award-winning actor.
"I wish he was with me on this carpet at this very second," said Louis-Dreyfus, who described the moment as "very bittersweet," not having his leading man by her side on their movie's premiere night. The former "Seinfeld" star then went on sharing about how "thoughtful, generous, sweet, self-effacing" Gandolfini was, similar to his character in the film and not that of Tony Soprano, the troubled Mafia boss he played on his hit TV series "The Sopranos".
Meanwhile, Toni Collette, who said Gandolfini was "so divine in the movie," dedicated the project to him. "I think when the experience of making a film has been so buoyant and lovely and fun, you want to celebrate that experience and share it with the world," he said.
Also in attendance at Gadolfini's final movie's premiere were his cast mates from "The Sopranos", like Tony Sirico, Steve Schirripa, and female co-stars "Nurse Jackie" lead star Edie Falco and Aida Turturro, who played his wife and sister, respectively, on the show. This weekend, Gandolfini will be remembered along with Cory Monteith at the Emmy Awards.