Joe Pantoliano's panties get in a wad
The photo, taken by Annie Liebowitz, features the legendary characters who've been whacked over the years, including actors Drea de Matteo, Vincent Pastore, Annabella Sciorra, and Steve Buscemi. Pantoliano refused to appear in the photo, so Liebowitz improvised by having a headless mannequin hold one of the actual head molds used from the episode where Tony kills Ralphie and puts his head in a bowling bag.
Pantoliano is upset for two reasons: 1) he says his daughters (ages 8, 15, 21) were all "disturbed by and upset with the image"; and 2) he doesn't want his character to be remembered for the way he died. He describes Ralphie as "one of the most complex and despicable characters in the history of television". He asks that all the head molds of Ralphie be destroyed, lest they end up as a souvenir on someone's mantle.
I ask you: Is this an actor taking pride in his work or a high-maintenance prima donna?
[Via TV Tattle]