Former The Sopranos star Drea de Matteo, who made headlines earlier this month for her decision to join the adult subscription website OnlyFans, has recently opened up about her decision.
According to the 51-year-old actress, she has begun selling adult content as a result of having to “switch careers and figure new things out because my own industry thinks I’m a savage” due to her views about vaccine mandates.
“I guess you could say I was a bad girl because I did not follow the rules a couple of years ago,” she said in a recent interview with Fox News.
de Matteo also touched on a recent issue that’s been fueling the ongoing writers and actors strike: residual pay in the age of streaming.
“People find that hard to believe that I was never really paid very much money for any of the jobs I’ve done. People think I’m f—— made of gold, and I’m not. I’ve worked job to job. And I’ve turned down tons of jobs in the past just to be with my children because their dad’s on the road, and he’s not around as much,” de Matteo explained.
de Matteo is best known for starring as Adriana La Cerva on the iconic HBO mob drama series The Sopranos, for which she won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2004.
In addition to The Sopranos, de Matteo has starred in projects such as Swordfish, Assault on Precinct 13, New York, I Love You, Joey, Sons of Anarchy, Desperate Housewives, and more.
Currently, de Matteo is starring in the Prime Video series Paradise City and made a few guest appearances in the FX series Mayans M.C.. Her most recent film appearance came in 2022 when she starred in the thriller One Way alongside Machine Gun Kelly and Kevin Bacon (seriously).