Magazine article Variety

Edie Falco on Hunt for New Challenge

Magazine article Variety

Edie Falco on Hunt for New Challenge

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Edie Falco is waiting for that feeling - the visceral sensation that tells her she's found her next project.

Falco is in the market for a new TV series now that she's wrapped her seven-season run on Showtime's "Nurse Jackie," which airs its series finale June 28. She's been reading pilots and fielding offers for months - production on "Nurse Jackie" ended in December, after all.

"I love doing series television," Falco says. "It's consistent. It feels like a real job."

She has a better sense of what she doesn't want - nothing terribly dark, and not a straight-ahead sitcom - more than what she might respond to. But so far, nothing has given her the telltale twinge in her gut. "I need to be moved," she said.

Falco pulled off one of the hardest feats for a 'IV star by changing into scrubs as the drug-addicted Jackie Peyton in 2008, just a year after the end of her career-making run íls Carmela Soprano.

"Nurse Jackie" did not achieve the cultural impact of "Sopranos," but Falco become recognizable enough as the tough-talking nurse that it added a dimension beyond Carmela to her public image. For Falco, even the year between "Sopranos" and "Nurse Jackie" felt like a long time to be out of the game. …

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