Question: Well, Kelly Preston better be thanking Marisa Tomei for her new gig because she, I bet, is the Oscar-winning actress who turned down the Joey gig. Am I right? Kari
Ausiello: Officially, I have no comment. Off the record, I can say that you are absolutely right! But please don't quote me on that. And if you do, please attribute it to "a source close to TV Guide." Meanwhile, here's another little tidbit: I hear Tomei was originally approached about playing another one of Joey's sisters, but the role was reconceived after she passed. Preston will now play the best friend of Drea de Matteo's character.