Marisa Tomei wanted a girlfriend
Marisa Tomei wanted a girlfriend for her character of Aunt May in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man movies. Credits: Marvel Studios

Marisa Tomei wanted a girlfriend for her character of Aunt May in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man movies, jokingly suggesting Sony producer Amy Pascal to be her character’s girlfriend in the movies.

Marisa Tomei wanted a girlfriend

Speaking to Geeks of Color in a recent interview, Marisa Tomei revealed that she had plans for her character Aunt May’s love life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She spoke about her character’s relationship with Jon Favreau‘s Happy Hogan, describing it as more “off than on” and that he was the only person that Aunt May could confide in about the tumultuous world of being related to Spider-Man – she revealed that prior to her character’s relationship with Happy, she had initially wanted Aunt May to have a girlfriend instead.

This was before even the idea of Happy showed up, I was like “maybe she should just be with a woman because Ben is gone and who should she be with?” And we were kind of talking about it.

And so, I actually really wanted Amy Pascal from Sony to be my Girlfriend. I know. I was like: “no one even has to know, Amy.”

I’ll just like be in a scene and you’ll be over there, and I’ll just be like “hey” you know? It’ll just be a subtle thing.

But no one went for it at the time.

Marisa Tomei

LGBTQ characters in the MCU

Before the release of Marvel’s Eternals, there were little to no characters from the LGBTQ+ community. Marvel’s Eternals became the first movie in the MCU to feature a gay leading character, in the form of Phastos (portrayed by actor Brian Tyree Henry).

Spider-Man: No Way Home answered some questions about Aunt May’s romantic life as she was portrayed as being in a relationship with Happy Hogan, with the trilogy going in a different direction from the traditional Aunt May and Uncle Ben storylines.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is now showing in cinemas.

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