The new season of "The Sopranos" opened with a bang, literally, as mob boss Tony Soprano was shot in the stomach. But that wasn't the only scene that had fans talking.
Meadow Soprano, played by Jamie-Lynn Sigler, also performed a sexy striptease for her on-screen fiance.
"I was kind of embarrassed to be in that wardrobe in front of the crew members and my friends, because that is something that is not normal for Meadow or me," said Sigler, who recently divorced her real-life husband of two years, A.J. DiScala.
Sigler has been very open about her struggle with a compulsive exercising disorder and eating problem, chronicled in her autobiography, "Wise Girl." At her low point, she weighed 88 pounds at 5 feet 5 inches. She is now at a "healthy weight."
"I'm in a place in my life where I'm comfortable with my body and the way I look, and that's a place where I never thought I'd be," Sigler said. "I hope to just offer some piece of hope for these girls who think they can't get to that place, because you can."
Sigler said her struggle with an eating disorder was evident over the seasons of "The Sopranos."
"If you look back, it's a documentation of my struggle with my weight," she said. "I've fluctuated season to season, and I'm in a place in my life where I've finally found some stability in it."
Her stability in the show is less certain. Sigler said that she read the first page immediately when she received a script to see whether Meadow was in that episode, and that she never knew what was going to happen.
"From one episode to the next, we're in suspense as well," Sigler said. "Obviously, anything is possible."