8 Things You Didn’t Know About Marisa Tomei

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Marisa Tomei has been experimenting with her life both before and after her debut, and that’s not all. Several acknowledgments and recognitions have been bestowed upon her during her journey to success. Whether it’s through awards or public shaming.

We have compiled a list of facts about Marisa Tomei, some of which will surprise you. That being said, continue reading because you now know more, and probably the most, of the facts listed below.

Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Marisa Tomei

1. Biggest Fear

Tomei was nominated for an Oscar in the run-up to the 1993 Oscars ceremony, In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Tomei joked that her worst fear was tripping while collecting the prize. On the night she received the award for Best Supporting Actress, Tomei tripped as she ascended the steps to the stage. [1]

2. Almost Cut Out From “My Cousin Vinny” Script

Tomei was almost completely cut from the film “My Cousin Vinny.” Screenwriter Dale Launer revealed to Writer Unboxed in 2007 that the studio initially wanted to cut Vinny’s sassy girlfriend from the script. The scene, however, was amusing enough to save Mona Lisa’s character and became one of Launer’s favorites in the entire film.

3. Turned Down The Role In “Four Weddings And A Funeral”

Tomei was aware that appearing in “Four Weddings and a Funeral” would be a fantastic opportunity, but she declined. Her grandfather was ill at the time, and she wanted to be near him. She has since stated that missing out on the classic film is her only regret in her career.

4. Worked As A Waitress

Tomei was a student at Boston University before becoming famous as an actress. She attended for a year before leaving to pursue her acting career. During her time in Boston, Tomei worked as a waitress at Tony Roma’s, a US steakhouse chain.

5. “Lady Gaga” wants Tomei to play her in a biopic

Lady Gaga was asked who she’d like to see play her in a film in a 2011 interview with Rolling Stone. And she revealed, “I’d have Marisa Tomei play me,” Gaga replied. “I’m a huge Marisa Tomei fan.”[2]

6. Keen Belly Dancer

Tomei has long used belly dancing, yoga, and tai chi to unwind after a long day at work. Tomei stated in a 2010 interview with Shape that belly dancing “not only keeps you in incredible shape, but it’s also good for women’s reproductive organs and hormones.” [3]

7. Feuded With SNL Producers

Tomei asked the writers and producers of Saturday Night Live to pull the segment she’d taped for the show’s sketch Good Morning Brooklyn. Tomei was concerned that the skit would portray her negatively, and she disliked the idea of being stereotyped. This irritated the SNL team because the show is primarily about satirizing and mocking celebrities.

8. Outspoken About Addressing The Gender Pay Gap

Jennifer Lawrence, star of “The Hunger Games”, spoke out against the Hollywood gender pay gap in 2014. Lawrence was compelled to issue a statement after the Sony email hack revealed that she was paid significantly less than her male co-stars in American Hustle. Tomei rushed to Lawrence’s aid. In an interview with the Guardian in 2017, Tomei expressed her dissatisfaction with the industry’s sexism.

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