Baldwin recalled his pitch on Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa's Talking Sopranos podcast. Baldwin said: "I called up whoever it was, I forget, and I said, 'Tell them, when it's time to kill Jimmy (James Gandolfini), tell them' — this was early, before you get to the end — 'there's only one man in this business who should come in, whack Jimmy, and ride off with (his on-screen wife) Edie (Falco), and I am that man.' I am the guy who needs to blow Jimmy away and take Edie, who I'm madly in love with, away. And they were like, 'Sure, great. We'll add your name to the list of all the Irish actors who think that they should be on The Sopranos.'"