Marissa Jade was one of the new faces on VH1’s “Mob Wives: The Last Stand,” but the model and mother of one quickly became known for her no-nonsense attitude and feisty personality. While Marissa bonded with several of her cast mates, she continuously feuded with another 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 reflected 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 said she never had any reservations about doing the show, and doesn’t regret anything that happened. The outspoken VH1 star explained that she’s the same way on camera as she is in person.
“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.”
In December, VH1 announced it was ending “Mob Wives” after Season 6, which aired its last episode in March. But Marissa teased that there are talks of bringing the series back for a Season 7 on another network.
“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.”
Overall, Marissa said she was pleased with her first go at reality TV and she thought it was a good season, but admitted she would like to venture into acting. The model has appeared on shows such as “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order” and “Gossip Girl,” and is 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.”
She didn’t want to reveal too many details about the project, but said she plays the wife of the main character. In addition to her TV work, Marissa is also preparing to star in a movie based on the comic book “Destiny: Queen of Thieves.” The reality star revealed that the idea for the comic book started seven years ago and she was the muse for the main character, Destiny.
According to Wizard World, Destiny is described as a “master thief” from New York who sets someone up to fail when they try to pull off a big heist.
“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.”
Marissa said there are plans to continue Destiny’s story in a second comic book, but it most likely won’t be released until the movie is out. “It’s in the final stages for the script,” she said. “It’s going to be made into a live-action film, so I’ll be starring in it and that’s actually going to be a really big deal.”