Edie Falco has fuelled speculation that The Sopranos co-star James GANDOLFINI is struggling with his weight again after revealing he rarely stops eating on the set of the hit drama.

The actress, who plays the estranged wife CARMELA of heavyweight Gandolfini's character Tony Soprano on the show, admits her castmate loves to gorge himself on the set.

She explains, "He eats during the takes, he eats during rehearsals...

"There are those scenes, like an ice-cream scene, where the prop people are like, 'Well, I guess we'll give him more,' and the next take it's gone, and they're like, 'Well, give him some more.'

"By the fifth take he doesn't know his lines, he doesn't know what city he's in."

18/03/2004 02:14