Oscar winner Marisa Tomei is open to the idea of donning a meat dress and singing “Poker Face,” at least on the big screen: The 46-year-old actress, currently starring off-Broadway in Marie and Bruce, says she’s “thrilled” that Lady Gaga selected her as the ideal star of a film based on the pop star’s life.
“I love her,” Tomei told the ladies of The View. “I love her music. And she’s a smart businesswoman. So I was touched, really. I think it’s incredible that she likes my work and that she’d think of me in that way. I thought it was great.”
Tomei’s name came up because Lady Gaga—born Stefani Angelina Germanotta and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan—apparently bears a resemblance to Tomei’s iconic character Mona Lisa Vito in My Cousin Vinny. “All my friends call me Marisa when I get angry,” the 24-year-old star told Sirius radio. “My New York accent just flies out of my body and I start smacking my gum. I am such a Marisa Tomei fan.”
In addition to co-starring with Frank Whaley in Marie and Bruce, Tomei will be featured in the forthcoming big-screen drama The Lincoln Lawyer and, like Lady Gaga, is known as a fashion plate. Quipped Gaga, "We both wear similar [outfits]… I don't know how she fit into my bubble costume!"