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Little Steven has a brilliant Norwegian year. American-Italian singer and actor Steven Van Zandt describes his experience in Norway since appearing on NRK’s ‘Lilyhammer’ this year. The 60-year-old Massachusetts born musician nicknamed Little Steven, who played guitar and mandolin in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, has spoken highly of Norway after being part of a major role with drama Lilyhammer. He says Norway is “A mysterious land. On the one hand it’s old and wise; on the other, new and naive.” “I have met so many talented people, both musicians and actors. The culture creates an amazing blend of humility and big egos," says the star, "which does not belong to the humble variety. Can it be because of ‘Janteloven’?”

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Little Steven has a brilliant Norwegian year

Published on Monday, 24th October, 2011 at 09:18 under the news category, by John Price   .
Last Updated on 20th December 2011 at 19:08.

American-Italian singer and actor Steven Van Zandt describes his experience in Norway since appearing on NRK’s ‘Lilyhammer’ this year.

Bruce Springsteen and Little Steven (L)
Bruce Springsteen and Little Steven (L)
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The 60-year-old Massachusetts born musician nicknamed Little Steven, who played guitar and mandolin in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, has spoken highly of Norway after being part of a major role with drama Lilyhammer. He says Norway is “A mysterious land. On the one hand it’s old and wise; on the other, new and naive.”

“I have met so many talented people, both musicians and actors. The culture creates an amazing blend of humility and big egos," says the star, "which does not belong to the humble variety. Can it be because of ‘Janteloven’?”

Van Zandt, who was Silvio Dante at US hit drama The Sopranos, enjoys his role on the NRK programme, as he is his own boss.

“My character [as an exiled Mafia boss] breaks all the rules that exist. He hates the snow and cold of Lillehammer and knows little of the culture in this distant country called Norway,” he said to NRK.

“The rest of the world knows very little about Norway. I think this series is going to be sold to between ten and fifteen countries. Tourists will flock here,” he concluded.



Published on Monday, 24th October, 2011 at 09:18 under the news category, by John Price   .
Last updated on 20th December 2011 at 19:08.

This post has the following tags: littlesteven, brucespringsteen, stevenvanzandt, mafiabosslilyhammer.





  
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