Despite being from Massachusetts, Carmella does a convincing Staten Island accent.
The WWE superstar talked to The Wrap about it and said she decided to do a Staten Island character after she found out Sasha Banks was from Boston. “I was religiously watching ‘Mob Wives’ and ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey,'” she said. “Man, I just did so much character research — ‘The Sopranos,’ everything.”
The accent is so good that she’s gotten the approval from celebrities from the New York area. “It’s funny, the Impractical Jokers, Sal and [Brian ‘Q’ Quinn] and them, they’re from Staten Island, obviously. And they’re like ‘Oh my gosh, you do that so good!’ And that makes me feel good,” she dished. “I’m like cool, I can convince people from Staten Island that I’m from Staten Island.”