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Lorraine Bracco Has Some Suggestions for the Goodfellas TV Show

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 01:  Actress Lorraine Bracco and actor Tony Sirico attend the North American Premiere Of "Lilyhammer", a Netflix Original Series at Crosby Street Hotel on February 1, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ID-PR)

Lorraine Bracco says she'll watch the upcoming TV adaptation of Goodfellas, and that she'd consider a cameo — plus, she has some suggestions. "What I said to Marty Scorsese is that I thought the movie should start when they went into the witness protection plan," she told Vulture at last night's premiere of Steven Van Zandt's Netflix show Lilyhammer. "I always thought that, that he should have absolutely done that part of Henry Hill's life with Karen," she said. (Goodfellas refresher: Ray Liotta played Henry Hill; Bracco played his maligned wife Karen.) There's plenty of material there for the could-be show to cover, according to Bracco. "There were a whole bunch of things I knew, like [Hill] couldn't tolerate the witness protection program, he couldn't do that, so he was always arrested, doing drugs, blah blah blah, being a very naughty boy," she said. "I don't know if Karen was being naughty; she had the two kids, she had been pulled away from her whole family, her whole life, so I think she went on the straight and narrow." Make this show, someone! Call it Betterfellas.

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