Gandolfini hilarious in one of last film roles
TORONTO, Canada (AFP) - Co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and director Nicole Holofcener on Sunday recalled a very funny James Gandolfini in one of his final roles in Enough Said, which premiered in Toronto.
"He was a clown in the best way," Holofcener told a press conference at the Toronto film festival, recalling Gandolfini as "being very focused and serious (on the job) and also acting like a crazy, foolish clown that we all fell in love with."
Having first met him a few years earlier, the director of past films Please Give and Friends With Money said they "had a similar sense of humour, (and) we kinda started teasing each other right away.
"He has a really charming way about him, cheeky." Louis-Dreyfus, who crossed from television into movies for the first time in this film, said: "I had a couple of moments working with him where I'll admit I thought, 'I can't believe I'm looking into this face,' because what a face, you know?" She described Gandolfini as "very self-effacing, with some insecurities that I found endearing."