This was Sofia was 18 and had no experience of acting. The role had been intended for the equally young but by no means inexperienced actress Winona Ryder, but she arrived in Rome for her first day of shooting, December 28, suffering from nervous exhaustion, and on medical advice had to pull out with no notice. What was Coppola to do? Julia Roberts was willing but busy elsewhere - casting her would have meant suspending production for weeks - and he was already over budget and behind schedule. Madonna was ready and awaiting the call to get on the plane to Italy, but casting her would have meant rewriting the part of Mary for a woman more than 10 years older.
Watch the video. The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
The daughter of Jimmy Mancini , a lifelong soldato of Vito Corleone , Lucy was one of the childhood friends of Vito's children, particularly his daughter, Connie. Lucy had sex with Sonny at the wedding, beginning a years long extramarital affair with him. This affair eventually resulted in the birth of Vincent Mancini , who would later become the Don of the Corleone Family.