In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Imperioli discussed the on-screen father-and-son dynamic he shared with Abraham and how they became “really good friends” since they had a “shared appreciation” for their craft. They’re very different actors, said Imperioli, adding that Abraham had a certain “theatricality” about his performance, which made working together a profound experience.
“He brings a certain theatricality to his work, yet it’s grounded in so much truth that there’s magic that happens. It’s hard really to explain, but it’s very profound to work opposite of him. And by ‘theatricality,’ I don’t mean ‘artificial’ or anything. If you do a lot of film and good television acting, you really get used to keeping things very contained.”