Marisa Tomei reportedly escaped a frightening run-in with some fans in New York on Monday night.
The Oscar winner, 58, caught the opening night of the Off-Broadway play Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and was leaving the star-studded afterparty at the Chelsea Hotel when fans approached her for selfies, per Page Six.
‘Extra security was called to try to manage the swarm of fans who congregated outside the show’s after party,’ a source told the outlet.
The fans became angry
After the actress reportedly denied photos, the fans became ‘angry’ and ‘taunted’ her as she continued walking down the street, according to the insider.
‘Tensions came to a boiling point when Marisa Tomei exited the party at around midnight and tried to avoid the throng by beelining for her nearby car,’ said the source.
‘Security quickly stepped in, brandishing Tasers, which provoked at least one member of the crowd to dial 911,’ they added.
Police tried to intervene
By the time police arrived, the situation had settled down and the Spider-Man actress had already exited the area, per Page Six.
Among the stars the ‘unruly fans’ came out to see were Dakota Johnson, Marc Jacobs, Mark Ruffalo, Patti LuPone, Natasha Lyonne, Michael Cera, Zawe Ashton, Ben Stiller, and Sam Rockwell.
The play is a revival of John Patrick Shanley’s 1983 work and includes ‘solid performances’ by Plaza and Abbott, per Variety.