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Marisa Tomei and Frank Whaley star in Wallace Shawn's comedy.

Marisa Tomei 'Thrilled' at the Idea of Playing Lady Gaga Onscreen

Marisa Tomei 'Thrilled' at the Idea of Playing Lady Gaga Onscreen
Marisa Tomei & Lady Gaga
Fresh from the cover of 'Vogue,' Lady Gaga selects Marisa Tomei to star in her life story.

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!"

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