Marisa Tomei slides into a back booth of Joe Jr. Though it's a warm October day, she's bundled up in a fuzzy white cardigan with a thin lilac scarf knotted at her throat. So this show will either kill me or revive me.
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead () - Marisa Tomei as Gina - IMDb
But Tomei, freshly returned from a holiday in Italy she has dual citizenship, thanks to a grandfather who is a nativeis talking about her new movie - Sidney Lumet's "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," a gritty tale of crime, family and betrayal that opens Friday after playing at the New York Film Festival.
Tomei plays Hoffman's wife, who's unhappy in her marriage to a cold, remote man - and caught between the brothers when the robbery scheme goes tragically wrong. The film opens with a frank, vigorous sex scene between Tomei and Hoffman.
By the time the movie ends, Tomei has more nude scenes than she's ever done on film. She's still not sure how she feels about baring it all. Sidney is such a class act that I had a feeling that he was watching out for me. I'm getting older; I guess I figured it was now or never.
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
You could say it was the right director, the right time, the right body and the right age. Tomei's only complaint about the role?
That she was filming it at the same time she was shooting the comedy "Wild Hogs," released earlier this year. It causes more anxiety than I like with the creative pakistani porn movei, although that is a key ingredient.