Steven Van Zandt Says He Will Offer Bob Dylan A Role In ‘The Sopranos’
E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt recently posted a tweet to answer a fan’s question about Bob Dylan, and he stated that he would definitely offer Dylan a role in ‘The Sopranos’ or ‘Lilyhammer’ if the shows decide to work on new seasons.
As you probably know, ‘The Sopranos’ is a crime drama based on Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano’s life both as a father and a criminal organization’s leader. Van Zandt had accepted a role in ‘The Sopranos’ as the deadly mob consigliere and strip club owner Silvio Dante, even though he had no acting experience and pursued a career as a professional musician.
After his notable role in ‘The Sopranos,’ Van Zant realized that he was talented and interested in acting. Thus, he continued to appear on various shows such as ‘Lilyhammer,’ where he was the main character Frank ‘The Fixer’ Tagliano, who was trying to start a new life in Lillehammer, Norway. Celebrities appeared on both shows as special guest stars.
Therefore, a fan wanted to know whether Van Zandt offered a role to Bob Dylan, who has been a great ‘Sopranos’ fan and is the person that recorded ‘Return to Me’ for season 3. The guitarist said he would love to collaborate with Dylan at Tony Sopranos’ Executive Game scene like David Lee Roth and said he will invite Dylan when ‘The Sopranos’ or ‘Lilyhammer’ return for the new seasons.
Here’s what a fan wrote:
“You mention in your book that Bob Dylan was a ‘Sopranos’ fan. David Chase said the same, and Dylan recorded ‘Return to Me’ for season 3. Was there any thought of having him appear as himself at the Executive Game like David Lee Roth & Frank Jr.?”
Zandt’s tweet read:
“How great would that have been? I loved that concept so much I continued it (stole it) for ‘Lilyhammer.’ We had famous Norwegians in the game. If we find our way back to ‘Lilyhammer,’ I will definitely offer Bob that very role or something bigger.“
You can check out the tweet and song below.
How great would that have been? I loved that concept so much I continued it (stole it) for Lilyhammer. We had famous Norwegians in the game. If we find our way back to Lilyhammer I will definitely offer Bob that very role. Or something bigger. https://t.co/JENfAhat0b
— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) November 11, 2021