08/23/2012 03:33 pm ET

Bobby Cannavale Talks 'Nurse Jackie,' Working With Son

He's working on a Woody Allen film, starring in "Boardwalk Empire" and appearing in "Glengarry Glen Ross," but one of Bobby Cannavale's favorite experiences has been appearing with his son Jake on Showtime's "Nurse Jackie."

"You never actually expect to ever work with your kid, and I love being around him, so it was just another facet of our relationship," Cannavale told Vulture of working with Jake, who played Jackie's (Edie Falco) fellow rehab patient, Charlie Cruz, in Season 4.

"We got to experience another great bonding moment. It was really kismet. Edie [Falco] loved him, and he had most of his scenes with Edie," Cannavale said. "For my money, Edie is one of the best actresses we have, period, and she fell in love with him, and he was lucky to have her like him as much as she did. So for his first time out, he -- as my family would say -- really stepped in shit."

"Nurse Jackie" stars Falco as a prescription drug-addicted ER nurse. The actress opened up to HuffPost in April about her own experience with drug addiction and how it helped her understand Jackie.

"If you aren’t an addict, chances are you don’t really understand the part of an addict that continues behaving that way," she said. "You can see how awful it is and the awful things it does to their lives and the people they love. And you think, why would they continue? If you’re an addict you understand completely -- because you have to."

"Nurse Jackie" will return with Season 5 in 2013.

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