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  • -My next guest is the Oscar-nominated star

  • of "Goodfellas" and the Emmy-nominated star

  • of "The Sopranos."

  • She is awesome.

  • She now has an awesome new show for HGTV called

  • "My Big Italian Adventure," and I think it's the best idea.

  • It airs its finale this Friday at 9:00 p.m.

  • Here is Lorraine Bracco.

  • Lorraine, look at you. You look great, buddy.

  • Thank you so much for coming on the show.

  • I appreciate this.

  • -I love coming on your show, Jimmy.

  • It's always fun.

  • -I heard that you're in Memphis

  • now working a new movie, is that right?

  • -Yep. I am in Memphis, and I went to Graceland yesterday.

  • -I've never been. How was it?

  • -It was on my bucket list.

  • -Me too.

  • -Oh, my God. -I love Elvis.

  • -You got to get Dee Dee to give you --

  • She gave me a private tour. -Dee Dee.

  • -She was phenomenal.

  • -Did you just -- I'm freaking out. I love Elvis.

  • -She told me so many great stories.

  • One of the great stories that I loved was Bruce Springsteen,

  • when he was starting out, he climbed over the wall,

  • and security went and got him, and he said,

  • "Look, I'm Bruce Springsteen. I'm a singer."

  • Yeah, like, "No, you're out of here."

  • -[ Laughs ] It's like not yet, you're not Bruce Springsteen.

  • -Yeah. Exactly.

  • -You're almost Bruce Springsteen.

  • Yeah, get out of here. Yeah, this is Elvis' house.

  • But wait, did you see the Jungle Room and everything?

  • -Everything, everything! -Ah.

  • -It was phenomenal.

  • Jimmy, it is so worth everything.

  • I mean, look, if you love Elvis, forget it.

  • -I love Elvis. -Which I do.

  • Did you see my new shirt?

  • -I mean, I was looking at that.

  • I said, "Oh, my goodness, come on."

  • That is gorgeous!

  • -I love it. -I love it.

  • I want to talk to you about so many things.

  • I want to talk to you about the show.

  • I think it's perfect.

  • I think you set it up perfectly.

  • It's perfect on brand for you.

  • 'Cause I see you and honestly, I go right to "Goodfellas"

  • or I go to "Sopranos" and I go, "Oh, my gosh."

  • You must be like, "Yeah, I know.

  • Yeah, I was in 'The Sopranos.' Yes, I was in 'Goodfellas.'"

  • But you were in two legendary things.

  • I mean -- -I was lucky.

  • -Ah, no way.

  • Have you -- Do you ever watch your stuff?

  • Or are you an actor that doesn't watch their work?

  • -I don't really watch my stuff.

  • But I know a lot of people -- I know it was like the 30th year

  • of "Goodfellas," which I can't even believe

  • because I still feel like I'm 12.

  • But one of the things I did do was I saw the film

  • in its entirety at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

  • -Oh, I've never been there! I've heard about that.

  • -That's another bucket list.

  • I'm going through my bucket list really quickly.

  • Jimmy, you got to get -- -It's like a drive-in, right?

  • Or a picnic or something? -No.

  • It's a picnic, and there were 4,000 people

  • that came to watch "Goodfellas."

  • It was a full moon, and I watched it with an audience,

  • which is what I had always wanted to do.

  • -Did anyone know you were there?

  • -The people knew, you know, who run

  • the Hollywood Cemetery thing knew me.

  • But no, no, I did.

  • I gave a little speech in the beginning,

  • and people were, like, crazy.

  • -See, come on, that's what it's all about, right?

  • I mean, I don't know. I think of you.

  • You know how many people, like -- even when I make

  • Italian food, I'll throw on "Goodfellas" or just --

  • It just gets me in the mood, and you go, "Yeah."

  • So that's when I heard about your show.

  • I go, "Oh, this is the most genius idea."

  • Explain to me how you heard about this house for sale.

  • -So, my phone, I get those alerts and CNN writes, you know,

  • buy a 1-euro house in Sicily.

  • And I'm like, "Yeah, okay." -Yeah.

  • -You know, let me sell you a bridge, okay?

  • So I press on it and I read all about the mayor and the town

  • and the people, and, you know, how they need to revitalize

  • this town and that they have some houses.

  • I just thought -- I went to sleep and I got up

  • the next morning and I said,

  • "You know, this is a great show for HGTV."

  • -Yep. -"This is a good idea."

  • They said, "Lorraine, if you want to do it, it's yours."

  • And I was thinking more of maybe it could be something

  • I could produce for somebody.

  • -Yeah, you go, "Wait, I don't have to be in it.

  • I have to do the renovating."

  • -I wasn't thinking about me.

  • So the fun part about it was is they were so cool.

  • They said, "Listen, we're going to send you over.

  • If you love it, we'll do it.

  • If you don't love it, meh, meh.

  • We'll let it go." -Yeah.

  • -So, of course, I go over, and my first vision of the town

  • is this gorgeous hillside, and I look out, and there's rolling,

  • beautiful wheat fields and vineyards and olive groves.

  • And then I see the shepherd with his 100 sheep cross the road.

  • -I mean, I'm weeping. I'm weeping already.

  • -[ Laughs ]

  • -Sold! -And I started to laugh.

  • I said, "Oh, my God, this could only happen to me.

  • This is fantastic."

  • -It seems too good to be true.

  • You go, one euro, which is, like $1.

  • You bought a house in Sicily.

  • But then you get there and how is the place?

  • -It's a [bleep]hole.

  • -[ Laughs ]

  • It's a disaster!

  • -It's worse than that.

  • It's a dirt floor.

  • It's caving-in rock walls

  • that are, you know, huge and enormous.

  • You can't move them.

  • There's no roof.

  • That's not true. There was a roof.

  • It was bamboo.

  • Bamboo and a couple of leaves.

  • -Oh, my God, you're like, one euro.

  • Now you owe them money from buying the place.

  • -There's no plumbing, no electricity.

  • Yeah, there was -- it was a [bleep]hole.

  • -But you -- Well, you have to watch the show to watch it,

  • "My Big Italian Adventure," but you got to work with

  • great people and all the locals and all that stuff, correct?

  • -Oh, it was magnificent.

  • I mean, I don't think you could really build a house like this

  • here without costing literally millions of dollars.

  • -Wow. -Everything -- Everything was

  • reclaimed, all the doors, all the windows.

  • -Ah! -They carved out sinks for me.

  • I have beautiful stone sinks. You can't imagine.

  • It's to die for.

  • -As soon as quarantine is done,

  • you know I have to stop around there.

  • I will be calling you, please. -Come on. Come on.

  • -Who is the guy that helped you out, the contractor, was it?

  • -Piero. -Piero.

  • Now, Piero, he knows our show?

  • -He loves you.

  • -Piero, if you're watching, buona sera.

  • [ Italian accent ] It's me, Jimmy Fallon.

  • [ Normal voice ] Your work is bellissimo, magnifico.

  • Grazie mille.

  • Is that okay? -Oh, my God. Yes.

  • And what you should ask him is when you want to make your house

  • over there, you're going to need him.

  • -Can you lend me a euro?

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -No problem. [ Laughter ]

  • -I want to show a clip.

  • Here's Lorraine Bracco in "My Big Italian Adventure."

  • Take a look at this.

  • -I can't move this, so we're going to build a block.

  • Like, we'll build around it, on top of it and make a --

  • What do you call that?

  • A, uh...

  • -The sink. -Something solid?

  • -No sinks. -Uh, uh, uh...

  • Is it bigger than a bread box?

  • -Sounds like...

  • -Yeah, one word. -Yes.

  • -Storage? -No storage.

  • -A cabinet? -A countertop.

  • -Countertop. I'm so sorry.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -Lorraine Bracco, everybody.

  • Check out the finale of "My Big Italian Adventure"

  • this Friday at 9:00 p.m. on HGTV.

-My next guest is the Oscar-nominated star

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Lorraine Bracco Bought a House in Italy for 1 Euro

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/11
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