Vinny ‘Big Pussy’ Pastore: No ‘Sopranos’ Movie — ‘It’s Time to Move On’

So much for those rumors of a big-screen version of The Sopranos—at least according to Vinny Pastore.

Interviewed on Dinner Specials, the actor who played Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero on the hit HBO series chats about bringing the surviving cast members back.

CAPTION: "I'm very happy. I gotta good life. My daughter just got married," Vinny (above) tells us.

"I'm very happy. I gotta good life. My daughter just got married," Vinny (above) tells us.

When hosts May Pang and Cynthia Neilson ask, “Any chance there’s gonna be a Sopranos movie?” Vinnie says:

“I don’t think so. Michael [Imperioli, who played Christopher Moltisanti] and I were talkin’ about that today. I think it’s over and it’s time to move on.

“I mean, they always wanted The Beatles to get back together, right? You move on. You do other things.

“I just did a pilot last week down in the city, with Cha-Cha [John Ciarcia, who played Albie Cianflone on The Sopranos], called Holy Meatballs!. It had Judy Gold in it. And Pat Cooper and Jackie Martling. Very funny piece.

“And I’m workin’ on a new play about Vietnam vets. I got a theater company I put together.

“I got my house up here in City Island [N.Y.]. I got a peanut commercial runnin’ on television. And I got two movies comin’ out next week. So I’m OK.”

But could Vinny’s disinterest in a Sopranos flick be because he—and Michael—had been whacked by the time the show wrapped in 2007 after a spectacular eight-year run?

Earlier this year, at the Sundance Film Festival, star James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano, said of a reunion film, “I’m very happy doing different things right now. But obviously it would be great to bring everyone back together.”

Tony Soprano and his crew in their heyday

Tony Soprano and his crew in their heyday.

And Lorraine Bracco, who played Dr. Jennifer Melfi, told New York’s Daily News, “I want us to be like Sex and the City or The Bourne Identity. I want to make a million [Sopranos movies].”

Meanwhile, Vinny is also keeping busy with his charity work. Just one week from today, on Oct. 22, he’ll be hosting Hungerthon at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York’s Times Square.

All Proceeds from the event will benefit World Hunger Year. And performers include Gary US Bonds, Willie Nile, La Dolce Vita with Michael Imperioli, Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan, Tom Chapin, Jen Chapin, Big John Wallace, Chris Brown and Bookends and Kate Taylor—as well as The Bada Bing Boys with Vinny himself.

“I do basically back-up stuff,” he says, “just so I’m up onstage.”

To hear Vinny’s full interview, click here.

To read more about Hungerthon, click here.

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