Marissa Jade quickly became known for her no-nonsense attitude and feisty personality. While she bonded with several of her costars, she consistently feuded with the other Mob Wives newbie, Brittany Fogarty.
“Brittany is nonexistent, she’s just irrelevant,” Marissa told International Business Times in a phone interview, adding that she has continued her friendships with the other cast mates since the show ended. “I have great rapport with them. We hang out, we talk … It was more than just an on-screen friendship.”
Marissa also commented on her time getting to know Angela ‘Big Ang’ Raiola, who died in February from cancer.
“We formed a bond on the show,” Marissa told IBT. “She was a great person, she was really fun. It was very unfortunate what happened to her. We knew what was going on because she was dealing with it throughout the whole year of filming, but we had high hopes for her because [the cancer] went away. When it decided to come back, it just came back really aggressive. It’s really sad but she’s in a better place where she’s not suffering. I like to look at it that way.”
Marissa stated she never had any problems doing the show, and doesn’t regret a thing. The outspoken VH1 star explained that she’s the same on camera as she is in real life.
“I feel that what you see is what you get with me,” she said. “I’m real on and off screen. I would have approached any situation on screen the same way in person if the situation arose. And although I guess sometimes I had to dummy myself down and be on the same wavelength as some of these immature ladies, I think I did it with grace.”
VH1 announced in December it was ending “Mob Wives” after Season 6. Marissa teased that there are talks of bringing the series back for a Season 7 on another network (maybe Bravo?).
“I’m still hopeful there might be another season, so we’ll see,” she said. “Not with VH1, obviously, but there might be another season … There’s interest out there for sure.”
She is currently getting ready to film a pilot for a “gangster related” TV series.
“I’m very impressed with the script,” Marissa dished. “I think it’s going to be a big deal once it gets picked up.”
In addition to her TV work, Marissa is also getting ready to star in a movie based on the comic book “Destiny: Queen of Thieves.” She revealed that the idea for the comic book started 7 years ago and she was the muse for the main character, Destiny.
“She reminds me of me,” Marissa said. “I mean, I’m not a thief or anything, but she’s a no-nonsense kind of woman, she’s very intelligent, she has friends and connections everywhere. She just gets things done, kind of like me.”
Let’s see what happens with Marissa with all the projects going on and keep our fingers crossed for the continuation of Mob Wives.