Bobby Cannavale, stage and film actor is known for his role as Gyp Rosetti on Boardwalk Empire, and most recently, in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. He joins us tomorrow to discuss his acting career and working on a period piece, Boardwalk Empire, which takes place in the 20s and 30s:
Everyday felt like I was coming to work in a theme park because everything around you — every stitch of clothing I wore — was handmade with vintage fabric from the time, and every prop is from its time. The lighters are very difficult to work and the cars, and, you know, they spare no expense. So it’s not like you see the same car driving back and forth in the background — there’s 30 cars. Packards and Model Ts. … So it definitely makes it a very immersive experience, [and it’s] easier to work when you’re surrounded by it all like that.