When the 'Sopranos' Creator Didn't Think Drea de Matteo Was 'Italian Enough'

Oct 29, 2019 1773

Prior to The Sopranos, you might say the peak “fiery young Italian-American woman” moment in pop culture came in My Cousin Vinny. That 1992 comedy, starring the great Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei, had some classic scenes.

Right at the top is Tomei’s character — dressed in a floral, backless one-piece — stamping her foot on a cabin porch to show Vinny how her biological clock is ticking. Though her character is a bit of a caricature, every Italian-American (actually, everybody) on the East Coast knew someone like her.

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