Spider-Man star Marisa Tomei recently broke down why she regrets playing Aunt May and other roles like it.
Marisa Tomei first appeared as Aunt May in Captain America: Civil War and was notably younger than previous actresses who played her like Rosemary Harris and Sally Field. She went on to reprise the role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Now, however, the actress is expressing some regret about taking the role.
While speaking to Collider, Marisa Tomei talked about shifts in her acting career path and transitioning to more mom roles. While she doesn’t specifically call out her role in the Spider-Man, she does talk about how she started down that particular path and doesn’t like where it has led:
“I really regret starting down this road, and I really regret starting to do that. I was, you know, talked into it – not this, but I mean just that change – and I really always felt like, ‘Oh, I could play a lot of things.’ Honestly, it’s probably more of a stretch than other things. [Laughs] But, it’s – yeah, I guess I said it all.”
What do you all make of Marisa Tomei’s words? Are you surprised to hear that she regrets taking roles like Aunt May in the Spider-Man films? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Marisa Tomei’s Aunt May was last seen in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Here is the official synopsis for the film:
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent but all is not as it seems.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the Spider-Man franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content.