Today: Marisa Tomei The Realistic Joneses Review
Actress Marisa Tomei, perhaps best known for her Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for My Cousin Vinny, is back at it again, this time on Broadway. Tomei stars in The Realistic Joneses, a Broadway show about next-door neighbors whose lives become intertwined. Tomei described the story on Today Show as “very funny” and a “broad comedy” that covers themes such as illness.
Tomei said that both the neighbors’ names are Jones so the show is playing on the whole “coveting your neighbor” idea. The show asks the question of whether or not we really want what our neighbors have, because what we don’t often realize is that what they have may not be so great.
Today Show: Marisa Tomei on Broadway
When asked about performing on stage rather than in front of a camera, Tomei described the “instant feedback” concept of Broadway. When performing on stage, Tomei said it’s always a little scary because you know right then if it was truly funny by whether or not the audience laughs. It’s all about the reaction of the audience, something not many people think about.
Today: Is Marisa Tomei a Good Neighbor?
Tomei was also asked whether or not she considers herself to be a good neighbor. She described how her father was always very friendly and the neighborly type and she would love to consider herself the same way. She said she likes the feeling of knowing her neighbors and the lovely exchanges, sometimes creating friendships with her neighbors. A concept that I can’t help but wonder if a lot of celebrities strive to grasp.
Although she’s getting recognition for her current work on Broadway, Tomei admits that although at first she wanted to move on from her iconic role in My Cousin Vinny, she’s now okay with the association. She said she loves that the movie and her role still makes people laugh.