Marisa Tomei: “Comedy is just all I want to do”

Noting her love for comedy, Crazy, Stupid, Love actress Marisa Tomei recently talked with Movie Line about what made her jump at the chance to improv with star Steve Carrell and where she’d like to go in future works.

“It did stick out on the page. It looked like you got to come in and just really play, and play hard and just get out,” said Tomei of reading for Kate, a middle school teacher who hits it off with Carrell’s character at a club before they realize that she’s his son’s educator. “We did a lot of improvising, and we also had a very generous schedule, so we were able to just keep going with it… Plus, the directors are really good laughers. It really gets you excited between the takes because they’ll just be like, ‘Oh my God, I couldn’t hold it in — I almost ruined the take!’ When you’re getting that kind of response, you just want to do more to keep making them laugh.”The filming process must’ve had a profound effect on Tomei, because now all she wants to do is be funny onscreen. “Comedy is just all I want to do, frankly.”

Crazy, Stupid, Love, which also stars Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Bacon and Emma Stone, opened in theaters nationwide last Friday.

___________________________________________________
Need Help? Check Out These Resources!
Airchecks         Demo Reels         Websites         Mailing Labels         Monologues
___________________________________________________

Leave a Reply


http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/david-oyelowo-gringo.jpg
David Oyelowo: “You sort of need to pummel and plow away for longer, as a black actor, to get a degree of fame”
"I have concerns, I have hopes, you know, and that’s what you want to see in a character.” - David Oyelowo
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/wendell-pierce.jpg
Wendell Pierce: “I tell people all the time, get some training and become a student of your craft”
"I always said I studied to try to develop an acting muscle. The key I always thought to my career would be diversity." - Wendell Pierce
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/gillian-jacobs-love.jpg
Gillian Jacobs on Returning to Theatre and Why Juilliard Wasn’t For Her
"I wanted to challenge myself again. I wanted the rigor of having to be word perfect, of not being able to pull the panic button and say 'Cut!'" - Gillian Jacobs
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/watch-sag-conversations-with-dav.jpg
Watch: SAG Conversations with David Harbour of ‘Stranger Things’
Harbour talks about working on the series, acting with the mostly-youthful cast, and how the success of the series has impacted his career.
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Bill-Hader-Barry.jpg
Bill Hader on Becoming an Actor: “I was afraid of failing”
"When I went to the Sundance screening of The Skeleton Twins it was the first time I said, 'Wow, I'm an actor.'" - Bill Hader