Bobby Cannavale

Does everybody love seeing Ray Romano get serious? He hopes so

Does everybody love seeing Ray Romano get serious? He hopes so

Ray Romano was headed to New York. He had hair and makeup tests for a role as a mob lawyer in the upcoming Martin Scorsese film “The Irishman.” And, yeah, the thought of being in a movie that boasts legendary, Oscar-winning actors Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci had him more than a little nervous. Terrified, actually.

“I’m […] scared,” is how he phrased it in a text earlier in the day to Bobby Cannavale, his former “Vinyl” co-star who also has a part in the picture. (The use of ellipses is our own, standing in for a colorful word that a smartphone might auto-correct to ducking.)

”My anxiety and my OCD have been ramped up for the last month,” he says, ...

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