Marisa Tomei's pole dancing fun

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 April 2009
Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei's pole dancing fun

Marisa Tomei learnt several sexy "tricks" when she took pole dancing lessons for her role in 'The 'Wrestler'

Marisa Tomei loves pole dancing.

The 40-year-old actress - who starred alongside Mickey Rourke in the Oscar-nominated movie 'The Wrestler' - thoroughly enjoyed playing an ageing stripper.

She said: "I had about a month to learn! It was great fun but pole work is physically quite difficult."

Marisa - who was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the role - became so enthusiastic about her character she even came up with a few slinky moves of her own.

She said: "I actually had a few tricks up my sleeve that we never got to show...!"

Although the movie focuses on an ageing wrestler's battle to regain his former stardom, Marisa insists 'The Wrestler' has a more powerful undertone.

She explained to Total Film magazine: "It was about the sexual power and its relationship to women. Now that's not really a big part of the movie at all but it helped me key into the character and made the project meaningful for me."

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