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Marisa Tomei Regrets Taking on Mom Roles in Hollywood - Here's Why

Marisa Tomei Regrets Taking on Mom Roles in Hollywood - Here's Why

Marisa Tomei is speaking about one of her regrets in Hollywood: taking on roles where she plays the mom.

“I really regret starting down this road and I really regret starting to do that,” Marisa told Collider. “I was, you know, talked into it — not [‘King of Staten Island’], but I mean just that change — and I really always felt like, ‘Oh, I could play a lot of things.’ Honestly, [playing a mom is] probably more of a stretch than other things. But, it’s — yeah, I guess I said it all.”

“I think every actor and actress has a lot of dimensions to them and if the scope of what is being written and being made is narrow, and you want to keep working, you do what you can,” she added. “I mean, I do. I tried it. It was maybe not the right road, but you know, I do try to make the most of it.”

Marisa responded with this when asked about roles she’d like to play, saying, “I mean, even genres that I would love to be in, you know? The femme fatale, and in a noir. I still think there are other aspects of even romantic comedies. I really love them, but you know really at a screwball level. There’s so many, many — the breadth of as much as women are, there’s so many roles.”

Marisa plays Pete Davidson‘s mom in the upcoming movie The King of Staten Island, out tomorrow. Watch the trailer! She also plays Aunt May in the Spider-Man movies. Marisa won an Oscar in 1993 for her amazing work in the comedy My Cousin Vinny.

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