The Power franchise has taken the television world by storm, captivating audiences with its gripping storytelling, complex characters, and electrifying drama. One character that has left an indelible mark on fans is Tommy Egan, portrayed by the talented Joseph Sikora. But did you know that Sikora had to face off against Chris Tardio for the role of Tommy Egan in the original Power series? This revelation came to light during a recent episode of “The Crew Has It” podcast, where Chris Tardio and Gianni Paolo discussed their experiences in auditioning for the iconic role.
During the podcast, Joseph Sikora shared a heartwarming story about his initial encounter with Chris Tardio during the audition process. Sikora revealed, “It was kind of like with me because I have to say that we got on to we were like we both liked each other like from the beginning; it was probably the first time that I truly meant when I said Chris remember I was just like hey man truly if I don’t get it I really hope you do.”
This statement reflects Sikora’s humility and genuine admiration for his fellow actor. It’s not often that actors openly express their support for a rival during auditions, and Sikora’s sincerity shines through in his words.
Chris Tardio, who ultimately did not land the role of Tommy Egan, also shared his side of the story. Tardio revealed that something unexpected happened during the testing process, which led to an unplanned lunch with Joseph Sikora. He said, “we went and have lunch; something happened in the process, the testing process where there was this break that wasn’t anticipated, and we went, we had lunch together, we were talking, and like we became friends.”
This unexpected lunch date turned out to be a pivotal moment in their connection. Tardio continued, “We came back, and it was, you know… then I watched when I you know watch the first episode, The Pilot, I was like they picked the right guy.” Tardio’s comment shows his appreciation for Sikora’s portrayal of Tommy Egan, even though it meant losing out on a coveted role.
The story of Joseph Sikora and Chris Tardio’s audition process for the role of Tommy Egan highlights the camaraderie that can exist in the competitive world of acting. While both actors were vying for the same role, they managed to forge a genuine friendship that has endured beyond their auditions. This kind of mutual respect and support is a testament to the character of the actors involved.
Joseph Sikora and Chris Tardio may have gone head-to-head for the role of Tommy Egan, but in the end, it was Sikora who landed the part and left an indelible mark on the Power series. Tardio’s graciousness and recognition of Sikora’s talent speak volumes about the bond that can form among actors, even in the midst of intense competition.
The Power franchise has brought us unforgettable characters and gripping narratives, but it has also shown us the human side of the actors who bring these characters to life. Joseph Sikora and Chris Tardio’s audition experience for the role of Tommy Egan is a heartwarming reminder that even in a cutthroat industry, friendships can be forged, and admiration can be genuine. Their story adds depth to the Power universe, showcasing the camaraderie and respect that exist among its talented cast members.