“I Will Be Playing Prince Vito Of House Corleone. He’s Known As ‘The Red Sauce,’ And Wields A Poison-Tipped Ice Pick:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor Chris Caldovino

Chris Caldovino

Chris Caldovino

The Daily Quarterly: Who was your favorite actor growing up?

Chris Caldovino: Robert De Niro

TDQ: What was your favorite HBO original TV show growing up?

CC: “The Larry Sanders Show.” So ahead of it’s time!

TDQ: What made you want to be in show business?

CC: Well, its something I always wanted to do, but didn’t think it was an option when I was growing up. I took some acting classes in NY. Then, one of my best friends, who is a screenwriter, decided to move to Hollywood to pursue his career. I decided to join him and give it a go. And, here we are!

TDQ: What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

CC: I was just starting out, and was at an audition waiting to go in. I hadn’t gotten my lines down yet, so I was nervously going over my script. An older guy sitting next to me looked at me and said, “Kid, if you didn’t bring it, you ain’t gonna find it here!”

TDQ: What’s the worst advice you’ve ever gotten?

CC: Can’t really remember. If I did get bad advice, hopefully I didn’t follow it.

TDQ: Who are your influences?

CC: De Niro, Brando, Pacino, Montgomery Clift, Robert Duvall, Daniel Day Lewis, Harvey Kietel, James Gandolfini, Gleason, Cary Grant, Abbot & Costello. I could go on!

TDQ: Besides working on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” you also appeared on “The Sopranos.” What is the best thing about working on an HBO series?

CC: Well, it kind of has the old studio system feel (the good parts of it anyway). It gives you a feeling of community and being part of something great. Also, you get to work with the best of the best.

Chris Caldovino is Prince Vito

Chris Caldovino is Prince Vito “The Red Sauce” of the House of Corleone in Game Of Thrones, Season 5.

TDQ: Since this will be the last season of “Boardwalk Empire,” what are the odds you can parlay your experience at HBO into a gig on “Game of Thrones?” Can we go with an exclusive?

CC: Okay, okay, you got it out of me! Yes, you can go with an exclusive. I will be playing Prince Vito of House Corleone. He’s known as “The Red Sauce,” and wields a poison-tipped ice pick.

TDQ: What other projects do you have lined up?

CC: I just completed a TV pilot called “Dirty Dead Con Men,” which is presently being shopped around to the networks. Also, I’m starring in, and producing a film called “The Nigerian” shooting in Cleveland this summer. Continue reading

Daniel Day-Lewis Backs Out Of Film About Insurance Adjuster After Spending Five Hours Researching Role

Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis started his day as an insurance claims adjuster with a smile, but it wouldn’t last.

Los Angeles—Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, known for his intense, thorough research into film roles he accepts, has reportedly dropped out of an upcoming film about an insurance claims adjuster after he spent just over half a day researching the role, his representatives have confirmed.

In a statement released by his publicist yesterday, Day-Lewis said, in part: “The script is good, the crew are good. Just spending an entire day with (the claims adjuster) either yelling at people on the phone or getting yelled at by people on the phone, it just was too much. I don’t know how these people do it. I’d rather play a customer service rep than one of these poor bastards.”
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