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Chris Rock Reveals He Turned Down Initial Offers To Join 'The Sopranos'

In what might appear to be surprising to many, Chris Rock has reportedly turned down multiple initial offers to join the classic crime drama series, The Sopranos. Rock recently spoke on a panel for The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that he was asked to join the HBO countless times but continuously refused because he did not want to “spoil it.” He adds, “Sometimes you can respect something so much, you don’t even want to be a part of it. Years ago, when I had my own show on HBO, it was at the height of The Sopranos, and I got a couple of offers to be on The Sopranos, and I was like, ‘I like it too much, I don’t want to spoil it.’”
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Chris Rock turned down The Sopranos multiple times

Comedian-and-actor Chris Rock turned down a role in 'The Sopranos' multiple times as he "didn't want to spoil" a show he was such a big fan of. Chris Rock turned down multiple invitations to join ‘The Sopranos’. The 56-year-old comedian-and-actor has revealed that he declined a number of offers to...
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Chris Rock turned down multiple offers to join The Sopranos out of ‘respect’

Chris Rock has revealed he turned down multiple offers to join The Sopranos.The comedian was an early star for HBO, featuring in three comedy specials between 1994 and 1999 (Big Ass Jokes, Bring the Pain and Bigger & Blacker).He also launched a late-night talk show – titled The Chris Rock Show – in 1997, which ran for five seasons until November 2000.By the time David Chase’s critically acclaimed mob drama debuted in 1999, Rock was an established name on HBO.In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 56-year-old revealed that he had declined “a couple of offers” to...
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Chris Rock says he liked The Sopranos too much to be on it

There aren't a lot of people who can say they turned down an opportunity to be on perhaps the greatest TV drama of all time on multiple occasions. But Chris Rock is apparently one of them. The comedian revealed in a Hollywood Reporter roundtable discussion published Wednesday that he received "a couple of offers" to be on The Sopranos back in the day, but he turned them all down. Why? Apparently, he just liked the show too much to actually be involved himself.
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Chris Rock Turned Down A Role On ‘The Sopranos’ Because He Was Afraid Of Spoiling The Show

Before Fargo season four premiered, Chris Rock described his crime syndicate leader and businessman character as being “Tony Soprano-esque.” Now, it’s become a cliché to compare an anti-hero in a prestige drama — which Loy Cannon was — to James Gandolfini’s role on The Sopranos. But we’ll let it slide with Rock because he was offered a role on the HBO series, which he turned down multiple times.
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Chris Rock Turned Down ‘A Couple Offers’ to Join ‘The Sopranos’ Over Fear He’d Ruin It

Chris Rock was one of the early superstars for HBO, starring in three comedy specials between 1994 and 1999 and launching “The Chris Rock” show in 1997. The late-night talk show ran for 55 episodes across five seasons, all while “The Sopranos” debuted and turned HBO into a powerhouse for original drama programming. One might not expect a crossover between the two series, but Rock revealed on a panel for The Hollywood Reporter that he turned down multiple offers to appear on “The Sopranos.”
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Chris Rock Talks One Aspect Of Hollywood That's Changed For Him Between Lethal Weapon 4 And Spiral

Spiral marked a departure in Chris Rock’s decades-long film career. Moviegoers are used to seeing the comedy legend as the funny guy, not the intense lead of a horror thriller. And in the movie he was able to show audiences his serious side without compromising his comedic timing. But the role punctuated a gradual shift in Rock’s Hollywood career. Rock revealed the one aspect of Hollywood that’s changed for him between Lethal Weapon 4 and Spiral.
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Chris Rock Wants You to Listen to Women

Chris Rock and Nicole Kidman weigh in on the artists who inspired them. Variety is doing an excellent series called "Actors on Actors," where they have two famous people Zoom with one another and talk about Hollywood. I have really enjoyed this series, and there's something valuable to learn through every conversation. In one of their most recent editions, Chris Rock and Nicole Kidman sit down for a conversation.
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Chris Rock says he’s fired people for not listening to women on set

Chris Rock has revealed that he has previously fired people for not listening to women on set.The comedian took part in Variety’s Actors on Actors series with Nicole Kidman, when the pair discussed the Kidman’s turn as Lucille Ball in Amazon’s forthcoming film Being the Ricardos.With Kidman describing Ball as a “trailblazer”, Rock said: “Let’s not downplay the fact how hard it must’ve been to be a woman at that time going through, you know, just like, ‘I’m the boss. Not him. I’m the boss.’”He continued: “It is still [tricky]. I’ve fired people because they couldn’t listen to a...