'Sopranos' Actress Drea de Matteo Turned to OnlyFans After Refusing COVID Vax Mandates
Sept. 27, 2023
NEW YORK – “The Sopranos” actress Drea de Matteo said she turned to OnlyFans because she had few other choices after losing acting jobs after she refusal to comply with COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
"I know some people have said some nasty things about me having joined OnlyFans. But, you know, the way we see it in this house is mommy's a warrior, not accepting defeat," she told Fox News recently. "I figured, 'OK, so everybody's in their underwear and being sexy on Instagram and I don't do that, but I can do that and get paid for it.' … I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner," she recalled.
De Matteo, who shares a 15-year-old and a 12-year-old with ex Shooter Jennings, added that her kids supported her decision to join the site after she felt forced to "switch careers" for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when vaccination mandates were routine on sets. As a result, she said, her agent dumped her and that she "almost lost" her home.
"I just don't care ... I'd rather save my family than save face," she added, explaining that she was "never really paid very much money for any of the jobs I've done" and often declined work in order to be with her kids when their dad was out on tour. Drea debuted her OnlyFans account in August.
Meanwhile, de Matteo was recently photographed in New Jersey shooting the upcoming film "Nonnas" with Joe Manganiello.