Marisa Tomei says she didn’t get paid for her role in Pete Davidson’s movie, King of Staten Island. While she enjoyed taking on the role, she didn’t like not getting paid for it. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the actress reflected on her 35-year long career in Hollywood. She also admitted that she lost her Oscar statue along the way.
It’s been 30 years since she took home the award for Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in My Cousin Vinny. Tomei said she has no idea where she put that award ever since. Yet, the missing award is the least of her problems. The legendary actress still hasn’t gotten paid for her work two years later.
Marisa Tomei wasn’t paid for Pete Davidson’s film
In the interview, Marisa Tomei talked about her new role. She plays Pete Davidson’s mom in King of Staten Island. Tomei explained what working with the Saturday Night Live cast member was like. She admitted that she never was paid for that role.
“I actually just was talking to Pete today, because I was like, ‘I never got paid for that. Did you? In this age of transparency, can we talk?'” Marisa Tomei told Rolling Stone. “But despite that, I had a rollicking good time. [With director] Judd [Apatow’s] approach to improv – which is extensive – I was intimidated.”
Even this seasoned actress was “intimated” to work with Apatow and Davidson. Tomei worked with so many “stand-up” comedians, which she never experienced before. She called the experience “freeing.” This role taught her own to “approach each character going forward.”
Despite not getting paid, Tomei had a good time on the set of King of Staten Island. She even revealed whether she understood the allure of Pete Davidson. The Spider-Man: Home Coming star had nothing but very kind words to say about the comedian. She even admitted her attraction to him, even though it’s weird considering her role.
“He’s just so f***ing real, and he’s unfiltered but very sensitive,” Marisa Tomei said. “So he’s almost an irresistible combination. And he’s good-looking, even though I played… let’s just put the mom thing aside. Let’s, like, never mention that again.”
What is the King of Staten Island?
Marisa Tomei and Pete Davidson both star on The King of Staten Island, which was released in 2020. The movie is loosely based on the 28-year-old’s life and how his mother dealt with his father’s death in the September 11 terrorist attacks. The actor’s father passed away when he was just 7 years old.
The Academy Award winner first spoke out about the role in an interview with Screen Rant in June 2020. Tomei said it was important for her to bring that character to life. She never wanted to get into “method acting.” However, she couldn’t help but empathize with Davidson’s mom.
“She’s one of the most patient, kind [people and] and has a great laugh,” Marisa Tomei said, as quoted by Us Weekly. “She’s just a great person, but I didn’t really want to get into her [head or] try to be her.”
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