The Sopranos' Annabella Sciorra Returns To TV As Villain In Marvel's 'Luke Cage' Season 2

Netflix's Marvel action drama series Luke Cage is getting Annabella Sciorra for its second season, which is set to premiere on June 22.

Sciorra will join the stellar cast of Luke Cage as Rosalie Carbone, "a dangerous downtown criminal underworld power player with an eye, and an agenda, toward Harlem." She was popular for her Gloria Trillo role in The Sopranos.

Her several credits include Jungle Fever by Spike Lee, a 1991 romantic film, and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Cheo Hodari Coker, Luke Cage's showrunner, admitted he was a big fan of Sciorra.

"You haven't seen her this gangster since her thrilling turn as Tony's formidable flame Gloria Trillo on Season Three of The Sopranos," Coker teased.

Meanwhile, Marvel's Jeph Loeb echoed Coker's statements and praised Sciorra, saying the actress is "perfect" for such a complex role. So clearly her portrayal is one to watch for.

Luke Cage season 2 is set to focus more on the titular character played by Mike Colter as he grapples with the pressure that stemmed from the thought that he should protect the community of Harlem. He meets a new enemy, and with this, he would come face to face with a problem.

Colter previously hinted of what's in store for the second run of Luke Cage. He said fans should expect a grittier fight between him and the bad guys, describing it as "darker" than first season.

Weinstein Controversy

Meanwhile, the good news for Sciorra came after she stepped out with her account in October last year, lashing out against film magnate Harvey Weinstein who had since embroiled in a chaotic and harrowing mess. The 57-year-old actress revealed she was raped by the Miramax founder and continued to sexually assault her in the 90s.

After more than two decades, Sciorra admitted she finally had the guts to share her story because she was encouraged by Rosie Perez. It was hard to come out with her account, as she had gotten scared.

Sciorra recounted the night Weinstein coerced himself on her. Apparently, the powerful man welcomed himself on her apartment and went straight to undressing, to which the actress immediately requested for him to leave.

However, Weinstein was determined of his real agenda with Sciorra. He denied having sexually assaulted anyone in Hollywood.

Sciorra is just one of the number of women who braved the storm and came out with their accounts. Alleged victims of Weinstein include Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, and Kate Beckinsale, among many others.

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