Annabella Sciorra and Harvey Weinstein

Annabella Sciorra had an Emmy-nominated role in the third season of the Sopranos, where she played Gloria Trillo, Tony’s latest fling. The Sopranos ran on HBO from 1999-2007, so the third season was on TV in 2002. As the relationship between Tony and Gloria cools, there is quite a violent scene in which Tony physically overwhelms Gloria and threatens her life.

Annabella Sciorra was acting for a TV show, as was James Gandolfini. She was never in real danger.

But she was in the 1990’s when Harvey Weinstein forced his way into her apartment and raped her.

The Sopranos role was a good one for Annabella Sciorra. But playing those violent scenes must have been horrifying, with their echoes of real life.

I’m struck by how we compartmentalize in order to get through.

I’m glad Sciorra, and all the other women who have been sexually assaulted are speaking out. As I’ve said before, I’ll believe things have really changed when charges stick to Trump as well.

 

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