View Full Version : De Matteo blames Joey for career hiatus

05-27-2008, 06:58 AM
By WENN world entertainment news - 2 hours 6 minutes agoActress Drea De Matteo blames her role in cancelled US sitcom Joey for ruining her career.

The former The Sopranos star signed up to play Matt Le Blanc's sister on the NBC show, after he continued his famed Friends character for the spin-off following the conclusion of the original hit series in 2004.

But the programme failed to win over Friends fans, and was scrapped by the US network in 2006 after only two series.

And, according to New York gossip column Page Six, De Matteo regrets accepting a part in the doomed series - admitting she has been out of work since the show ended.

A source tells the publication, "She was saying Joey completely ruined her career. She called it horrible and said she hasn't been able to really work since then.

"She said she's really been out of the business and is trying to get back in."


05-27-2008, 07:36 AM
Oh boo freaking hoo Drea.


05-27-2008, 09:15 AM
'Joey' ruined her career? Bull. It didn't help that she looked like an ametur compared to Matt LeBlanc.

05-27-2008, 03:21 PM
'Joey' ruined her career? Bull. It didn't help that she looked like an ametur compared to Matt LeBlanc.

the show was always a tough act to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor friends. but whilst i am not a huge fan of either joey or friends, its a lame excuse coming from drea to blame a show, just because she has had problems finding work since its exodus. you wonder if it had been a sucess, whether she'd be saying the same thing? probably not

05-27-2008, 03:22 PM
Oh boo freaking hoo Drea.



06-02-2008, 04:28 PM
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