Marisa Tomei Wanted Marvel To Make Her Look Older As Aunt May

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Marisa Tomei has revealed that she tried to get Marvel to make her look older for her part as Aunt May.

Best known for her role in My Cousin Vinny, Marisa Tomei introduced into the Marvel cinematic universe last year in Captain America: Civil War as the youngest incarnation of Peter Parker’s Aunt yet and she’ll be seen once again as Aunt May this summer in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Marisa Tomei was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to promote her new play How to Transcend a Happy Marriage when she was asked about playing a character who in the source material is much older than she is. Tomei revealed she was horrified at first even tried to get Marvel to use makeup to make her look older in the role:

“You can imagine my horror when I was cast and I started doing the research, but then I thought ‘well, I’m going to go with it’ and I actually made a case to go, to age me up, but no they didn’t do it.”

You can watch the full interview with Marisa Tomei on The Late Show below.

The film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly and Bokeem Woodbine, as well as Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah. Here’s the official synopsis:

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.

Source: The Late Show

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

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