Marisa Tomei changes her tune after being stiff on Pete Davidson movie after ‘making $1 million upfront’


Marisa Tomei is trying to do some damage control after claiming this week that she was stiff for playing Pete Davidson’s mother in The King of Staten Island.

“I was actually just talking to Pete today, because I was like, ‘I never got paid for this. do you have In this age of transparency, can we talk?” she said. rolling stone in an interview published Thursday about the film directed by Judd Apatow, written by Davidson, and based on the loss of his firefighter father during 9/11.

Tomei hastily followed up on the bold claim, waiving any worries about payment because she had “a great time.”


Marisa Tomei and Pete Davidson in The King of Staten Island.

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“Judd’s approach to improvisation, which is vast, intimidated me,” she added. “I’m with all these stand-ups. It was so liberating. I really changed the way I approach each character going forward.

The payment comment was buried in the Q&A, where Tomei discussed the role of Tom Holland’s Aunt May in Spider-Man: No Coming Home and misplacing her Oscar, which she won in 1993 for Best Supporting Actress in My cousin Viny. (Turns out the golden statue was just hiding at her mother’s house.)

But it looks like someone stumbled across the throwaway comment, saying Page 6 Saturday that not only had Tomei been paid, but that she had received more than a million dollars in advance.

“Marisa Tomei was paid 100% for the film,” said a source close to the production. “She is clearly confused.”

Although representatives for Tomei did not return The Daily Beast’s request for comment, they said rolling stone the actress was actually paid for the film. The confusion concerned Tomei referring to “obscure contract details”.

The King of Staten Island, in which Davidson starred and served as executive producer, was released in June 2020. The black comedy continued to gross $40 million amid the pandemic, exceeding its budget by $35 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

But the alleged payment issue aside, Tomei was sure to mention that she had a great time during the film, even praising Davidson, saying, “He’s so fucking real, and he’s not is not filtered, but very sensitive. So it’s almost an irresistible combination. And it’s beautiful, even if I played[his mom].”


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