Steve Buscemi on ‘Boardwalk Empire’
In a recent interview on Movieline.com Steve Buscemi was asked about working on the HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, set in 1920s Atlantic City. Here is what he had to say.
“It was great to work with Scorsese, and that was a great appeal. But even if he were not part of it, it was Terence Winter, who was one of my favorite writers from The Sopranos, and Tim Van Patten also worked on The Sopranos as a writer/producer/director. But I just love that whole time period of the ’20s. I didn’t know much about Atlantic City in the ’20s, and it’s been great reading about it. All the characters are really rich, and the cast is amazing. It’s just a period of time in the country when prohibition ruled, women still didn’t have the vote, and before there were a lot of media, corruption was a lot more prevalent and accepted. A lot of people knew what was going on but didn’t care as long as they were being taken care of. And so I play a guy who does take care of people, cares about the town, and cares less about what he has to do to make everybody happy.”