Drea de Matteo, Best Known for “The Sopranos,” Takes a New Career Path on OnlyFans
In a surprising career move, renowned actress Drea de Matteo, famous for her role in the iconic series “The Sopranos,” revealed her recent foray into the world of OnlyFans. The star, who made headlines in late August by launching her subscription-based OnlyFans account, sat down for an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital to discuss the reasons behind her unconventional career shift.
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A Warrior Spirit in the Face of Adversity
De Matteo opened up about her decision to join OnlyFans, attributing it to the challenges she faced in her acting career due to her steadfast stance against COVID vaccine mandates. According to the actress, the past couple of years have seen her lose opportunities in the entertainment industry, a consequence of her unwavering beliefs.
“I know some people have said some nasty things about me having joined OnlyFans,” de Matteo said. “But, you know, the way we see it in this house is mommy’s a warrior, not accepting defeat…I figured, ‘OK, so everybody’s in their underwear and being sexy on Instagram, and I don’t do that, but I can do that and get paid for it’…I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner.”
A Costly Stand Against Vaccine Mandates
De Matteo elaborated on the challenges she faced, emphasizing how her views on COVID vaccine mandates led to a series of setbacks in her career. She expressed, “I guess you could say I was a bad girl because I did not follow the rules a couple of years ago.”
The consequences were severe, with her agent dropping her, and the loss of acting opportunities almost jeopardizing her home. De Matteo, known for her down-to-earth approach, shared her financial reality, dispelling the myth of celebrity wealth. “People find that hard to believe that I was never really paid very much money for any of the jobs I’ve done,” she admitted. “People think I’m f***ing made of gold, and I’m not. I’ve worked job to job.”
Prioritizing Family Over Career
The actress explained that she made career choices based on her family’s needs, often turning down lucrative opportunities to spend time with her children. Her dedication to her family is unwavering, and she emphasized that her daughters supported her decision to launch an OnlyFans account.
“I just don’t care. I don’t. I’d rather save my family than save face,” she declared.
A Resilient Career Beyond “The Sopranos”
While de Matteo is best known for her Emmy-winning role on “The Sopranos,” her career spans a diverse range of film and television projects, including “Broken English,” “Dark Places,” “Mayans M.C.,” and “A Million Little Things.” Fans of “The Sopranos” can relive the classic series in its entirety on HBO Max.
In a time when personal convictions and career choices collide, Drea de Matteo’s story serves as a testament to resilience and determination, showcasing her commitment to both her principles and her family.