Marisa Tomei is getting almost as much attention for taking her clothes off as she is for her acting. Q: How do you feel about getting naked on screen? I just find it really hard to watch myself in general. But being nude was weird.
Marisa Tomei Talks 'Wrestler' Nipple Rings And Stripping
Tomei talked about the stripping aspect of the film with Premiere :. I talked to a bunch of different girls and a bunch of different dancers. It wasn't like I sat and had big interviews with them or anything; we just went out, had some drinks, went to a bunch of clubs, watched a lot of dances, got some dances, brought some guy friends with me, brought some girl friends with me It's like anything, any subculture. You get in there, and it's all individuals.
Although my vote for Best Supporting Actress at this year's Academy Awards would be for Viola Davis for her powerhouse performance in Doubt , there's no question that Davis will receive stiff competition from Marisa Tomei , whose performance as strip dancer Cassidy—the love interest in Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler —recently garnered her a win in that category from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle. She's likewise running neck and neck with Davis for that honor at this year's Golden Globes. I recently had the opportunity to discuss how she developed her character for The Wrestler. Can I ask how the role of Cassidy came to you? Darren and I also realized that we clicked and then realized that was because we were both from Brooklyn and had gone to the same high school.