The Most Iconic Character in 'Euphoria' Season 2 Is a 'Sopranos' Alumna, Obviously
Kathrine Narducci, the actress who previously portrayed Charmaine Bucco, is also known for her role as Carrie Bufalino in 'The Irishman'
In the episode (spoilers), we're introduced to a younger version of Fezco's (Angus Cloud) grandmother Kitty (Narducci), a former drug dealer and Fez's business partner, who eventually falls into a coma. In flashbacks, we learn of Kitty's often violent badassery and how it relates to Fez's head injury. Grandma's business style goes on to inspire Fez to attack Nate (Jacob Elordi) with a handle of vodka and beat the absolute living shit out of him as payback for transgressions from Season 1.
It's all wildly dramatic for Fez — as well as Maude Apatow's Lexi, who appears to be forming a romantic attachment to Fez — but naturally, Twitter has fixated on Narducci's cameo instead, with some even begging for a spinoff. But who is Narducci?
You may recognize the actress as Charmaine Bucco, the wife of Artie Bucco (John Ventimiglia) on The Sopranos. Though Charmaine was never truly involved in the darker side of organized crime on Sopranos, Narducci has apparently nonetheless retained the gruffness necessary to play an organized crime boss — or a drug dealer, in this case — as she's decked out in a series of matching pantsuits and expertly wielding a tire iron and gun (to shoot out some kneecaps, of course).
In addition to her role on The Sopranos, Narducci is also known for her roles as Carrie Bufalino in The Irishman and Olympia Gigante on Godfather of Harlem, as well as spots in Blue Bloods, Power and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Whether or not young grandma Kitty is due to return to the series is unclear, but fingers crossed for Narducci and viewers alike. Euphoria Season 2, Episode 2 is due to air this Sunday (January 16).
See Narducci's character below, where you'll also find Twitter fawning over the actress for her excellent performance.
Baby, Fez's grandma is CAMP. #Euphoria— Bernardo Sim (@simbernardo) January 10, 2022
fez's grandma was a milf rue should've started with THAT #euphoria— jenn | euphoria spoilers (@sapphicwilder) January 10, 2022
I don't want I *NEED* a Grandma Fez Euphoria spin-off pic.twitter.com/8LFIYdvouW— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) January 10, 2022
so im watching euphoria rn and why fez grandma look like one of these mfs pic.twitter.com/VmwCDyXdXe— stone says hi (@stobeyassified) January 10, 2022