‘Kerouac and Me’ will see ‘The Sopranos’ actor interviewing various celebrities about how the ‘On the Road’ author’s work has inspired them in addition to sharing his own stories.
AceShowbiz -“The Sopranos” star Michael Imperioli will host a podcast about American Beat poet and novelist Jack Kerouac.
The actor, who narrates “The Sopranos” prequel movie “The Many Saints of Newark” and co-hosts his own “Talking Sopranos” audio series, will also executive produce “Kerouac and Me”.
“Jack Kerouac changed my life,” says Imperioli, who will interview various celebrities about how the writer’s work has inspired them and share his own stories about the “On the Road” author’s influence on him.
The podcast will also feature never-before-heard audio recordings of Kerouac at the height of his creative powers, Deadline reports.
The audio project was created by The New York Times bestselling authors Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman under their Fort Point Media banner in partnership with The Jack Kerouac Estate.
New podcast aside, Imperioli has talked about his involvement in “The Many Saints of Newark”. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about his surprise cameo, he said, “For me, it was something of a no-brainer. It makes sense for the movie. I like the idea of using the voice from beyond the grave.”
“It was fun revising the character, but extracted from the show – actually disembodied is a better word,” he added. “It was definitely different because so much time had gone by and there was an abstract nature to doing the voiceover, which is different than playing him.”
During the interview, the Christopher Moltisanti depicter additionally shared his thought on his on-screen father, Richard “Dickie” Moltisanti. “Dickie is a mobster and criminal, you can’t deny that – but he seems like a good guy,” he admitted.
“There are some noble qualities to him. I imagined him before the movie as more like Christopher, more hot-headed, but he wasn’t. He was a more composed character, which made me think that a lot of Christopher’s defects and addictive-compulsive nature actually came from not having a father.”
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