Marisa Tomei: Second Cousin?
It's been 12 years since Marisa Tomei charmed moviegoers as the sassy, gum-snapping Mona Lisa Vito in My Cousin Vinny. While she'd played other roles before — including a memorable stint on As the World Turns — this comic turn earned her an Oscar and skyrocketed her onto Hollywood's A list. Any chance Tomei, who'll next appear in Alfie (opening Friday), would reunite with Vinny costar Joe Pesci for a sequel?
"We both want to do it," the 39-year-old Brooklyn native says, "but it is a matter of getting the script, and it is a whole studio thing. We enjoy each other so much and we have so much fun."
However, she doesn't think stepping back into Mona's heels would be a cakewalk. "It would be hard to revisit any character," she muses. "I remember what she feels like and the energy of it, but I don't remember specifics. It is a scary prospect, [but] I think it would be really good."
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Tue, Nov 2, 2004