Marisa Tomei attended the Rosetta Getty 'Net-a-Porter' launch looking spectacular in a white dress and her appearance left me thinking of her not as a supporting actress but as a leading lady. Interestingly, she recently revealed in an interview with the online entertainment publication 'IndieWire' about her most recent project, "Loitering With Intent" that she was interested in taking on lead roles.
The actress took on the second role of producer for "Loitering With Intent" and hinted that she might be doing more of this because while her agents are constantly sending her scripts they are rarely appealing to her. This recent project enabled her to work with some friends in a role that she throughly enjoyed and provided her with an opportunity to move behind the camera.
She acknowledged that while she relies on her agents for roles it has been her experience that the majority of things that happen are the product of her work relationships. As a result she is trying to create some projects for herself and she is intrigued about where that will lead her.
One of the most important details that emerged from this conversation was her revelation that she wants to pursue more lead roles and that it was never her intent to become known as one of the great supporting actresses even though she does enjoy being the "sidekick, the one with the mouth, who gets to be more articulate, smarter, sexier or nuttier" (Indie Wire - November 18).
Maybe her appearance at the Rosetta Getty launch was a subtle way to get the attention of some filmmakers who if they were in attendance were able to see how she looked so much like a leading lady, sexy and sophisticated.
She has provided her fans with an early Christmas gift with the disclosure that she wants some lead roles and has started to produce films which sends the message that if the films with lead roles are not provided to her then she will produce the films and put herself in such a role. Not a surprise that she possesses this type of personality when one thinks of the beautiful actress Marisa Tomei and the roles she has played in movies throughout her career.