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Vincent Piazza Unleashes His Inner Lucky Luciano

The 'Boardwalk Empire' actor demonstrates a real life scenario in which his intimidating mobster character would come to life

Fans of HBO's Boardwalk Empire know him as Lucky Luciano, but Vincent Piazza will soon leave his role as the real-life Italian mobster behind. The period crime drama premiered its fifth and final season this past Sunday, and the actor was quick to express the bittersweet feeling of saying goodbye.

"What you'd expect is a little bittersweet, but I think it was time for it to move on," he told Top 20 Countdown host Katie Van Buren. "It was a great way that we're bookending the show—going into The Roaring Twenties and coming out of it and getting to see his growth and trajectory."

And after nearly five years of portraying "the father of modern organized crime," Piazza must have adopted some of his character's mannerisms and traits, right?

The 38-year-old admitted that he does, at times, "get a little more agitated" in certain situations (like ordering a Starbucks drink) but usually let's the negative feelings subside. To demonstrate his point, he and Katie acted out what would be a typical barista/Luciano scenario at a coffee shop. 

Check out the exclusive interview, and don't miss Vincent Piazza on an all-new Top 20 Countdown tonight at 9/8c! Find Fuse in your area.

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