Last season, fans of The Sopranos were stunned to learn that Tony's unstable ex-mistress, Gloria the Mercedes dealer, had committed suicide. That it happened offscreen made us suspicious. Why waste an opportunity to bring back Annabella Sciorra by having Tony hear of her demise, instead of playing out the high drama before viewers' eyes? It didn't make sense!
"No, it wouldn't make sense," the 39-year-old Sciorra teases TV Guide Online. "Well, you didn't see her do it, did you? And nobody saw her do it."
So it's possible Gloria might not be dead? "I can't discuss it," she says. "It's a possibility, yeah." Later in our Sopranos tête-à-tête, Sciorra lets it slip that "we're" not starting filming again until February — so Gloria's return sounds like more than just a possibility...
Will Gloria be back in fleshly form, or just return like Big Pussy to haunt Tony's dreams? Since James Gandolfini's movie moonlighting has delayed the final season, we'll have to wait — and wait — to see for sure.
Meanwhile, Sciorra keeps busy as that Brooklyn-born lady judge on CBS's Queens Supreme. Coming from a traditional New York Italian family herself, she says Judge Kim Vicidomini meets with the clan's approval much more than some of her other roles. "Judging Amy is my father's favorite show," the actress laughs, "so I think he would rather see me as a judge than dancing half-naked in front of Tony Soprano!"