Marisa Tomei ‘Really Regrets’ Career Shift to Mom Roles: ‘I Try to Make the Most of It’

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Marisa Tomei has become an integral part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as "Aunt May" by Tom Holland's Peter Parker in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home". The Oscar winner next plays the mother of Pete Davidson's character in Judd Apatow's comedy "The King of Staten Island". Why the sudden shift to mother characters? In a new interview with Collider, Tomei says that "she really regrets taking this path" when asked about the change.
"I am very sorry to have chosen this path and I am very sorry to have started it," said Tomei. "I talked about it - not ['King of Staten Island'], but I only mean this change - and I really always had the feeling: 'Oh, I could play a lot of things. 'Frankly, [playing a mother is probably more of a stretch than other things. But it is - yes, I think I said everything. "
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“I think every actor and actress has many dimensions. If the scope of writing and doing is tight and you want to keep working, do what you can, ”she continued. "I mean, I do. I tried it. It may not have been the right way, but I'm trying to make the best of it. "
Tomei selected Apatow's "Staten Island" script to make the mother-son relationship a central part of the story. Regarding Tomei's role as Aunt May in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many critics have complained about the "Spider-Man" films because they had nothing substantial to do with the actress. In his review of "Far From Home", David Ehrlich from IndieWire wrote that Tomei's aunt May in the script only exists as a "pleasure object" for Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), just like she did for Tony Stark by Robert Downey Jr .. in "Homecoming." ".
When asked what roles she would prefer to play, Tomei replied, "I mean, even genres I would like to be in, you know? The femme fatale and in a noir. I still think there are other aspects of romantic comedies. I really love her, but you really know it at screwball level. There are so many, many - as wide as women, there are so many roles. "
"The King of Staten Island" debuts on VOD this Friday, June 12th. Watch Tomei's interview with Collider here.
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