The Oscar-winning actress plays a stripper in the upcoming movie The Wrestler, and she used a childhood plaything to get sexy moves down.
Tomei tells journalist Buck Wolf, The hula hoop really opens everything up, especially the hips. Id start hooping in my trailer, then go on set.
The actress took her first topless role last year in Before The Devil Knows Youre Dead, and to prepare, she interviewed several strippers.
She says, All the girls say its empowering, and when you see a guy with the Im-gonna-give-you- money look, you realize what thats like.
Tomei thinks other women might benefit from a hula hoop workout and schemes, I kind of want to go on QVC and make the kind of money I never make on these independent movies.
For more on Wolfs interview with Tomei, visit Weird News Central on About.com.
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