Marisa Tomei Got ‘Advance Payment’ for Her Role in ‘The King of Staten Island’

Marisa Tomei recently claimed that she is They have not yet received the payment For her role in the 2020 comedy, The King of Staten Island, but a source close to Pete Davidson, the film’s co-writer and star, said the Academy Award winner was paid before production began.

“Marissa Tomei got 100 percent of the money for the movie. In fact, she was paid up front, over a million dollars,” a source familiar with the situation told Page Six. “She’s obviously confused.”

Tommy, 57, claimed in a recent interview with Rolling Stone That she had to reach out to the “Saturday Night Live” star, 28, to ask about hers for the film, a semi-autobiographical about his life after losing his father, firefighter Scott Davidson, on September 11, 2001 the actress played his mother in the flick.

Marisa Tomei in "King of Staten Island."
Sources claim that Marisa Tomei was paid “up front” for her work on “The King of Staten Island”.
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“Actually I was just talking to Pete today, because I was like, ‘I didn’t get paid for that. Did you do? ’” said the “Spider-Man: No Way Home” actress. “In this age of transparency, can we talk?”

She continued, “But despite that, I had a great time. [With director] quality [Apatow’s] The optimization approach – which is intense – I’ve been intimidated. I agree with all of these situations [comics]. That was very liberating. It really changed the way I approach each character from now on.”

King of Staten Island (2020) Marisa Tomei in The King of Staten Island (2020)
Tommy played a fictional version of Pete Davidson’s mother in the film.
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Despite the pay confusion, Tommy had great things to say about Davidson.
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Tommy continued to praise Davidson as “very real, and he’s unfiltered, but he’s very sensitive.”

“So it’s an almost irresistible combination. And he’s pretty good looking, though I played…Let’s put the mommy thing aside. Let’s, like, never mention that again,” I joked.

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