Marisa Tomei too old to play Lady Gaga? She first started off in the Soap Opera As The World Turns, moving on to The Cosby Show spinoff A Different World, where she gained more fame but now to play vocalist Lady Gaga, she believes that she is just too old. She had taken the suggestion by twenty eight year old Gaga as flattering, if ever a film comes out about her life, however she is adamant that she is not the right person to fill theses shoes. Gaga has also said that friends of hers called her Marrisa when she became angry.
Asked if she would consider the offer, the 46-year-old star told ‘The View’ on Friday (18.04.14):
”I was so flattered and I couldn’t believe she said that. But I was thinking, ‘What kind of movie?’ Is it going to be some avant-garde thing where she goes back in time or I would play her older than she actually is? I don’t understand, is it a ‘(The Curious Case of) Benjamin Button’ thing?”
She told SiriusXM’s ‘The Morning Mash Up’ in February:
”I would have Marisa Tomei play me. I am such a Marisa Tomei fan.
”All my friends call me Marisa when I get angry. Because my New York accent just flies out of my body and I start smacking my gum.”