“It saved my home”: The Sopranos Star Admits OnlyFans Saved Her After Her Acting Career Started Collapsing

Why The Sopranos actress had to leave her acting career behind and pursue another on OnlyFans.

"It saved my home": The Sopranos Star Admits OnlyFans Saved Her After Her Acting Career Started Collapsing


  • The Sopranos is one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved TV series in silver screen history.
  • Despite the success of the series, actress Drea de Matteo reveals she was unable to find work in the industry, pushing her to do OnlyFans.
  • The actress revealed that it was only thanks to this platform that she was able to keep her children and herself afloat and not go broke.
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TV shows and series are something of a hot trend that has emerged in recent times as the go-to form of entertainment for the younger generation, which thanks to streaming and OTT platforms, has also affected old yet well-remembered silver screen projects. Among them. The Sopranos has proved itself to be one of the most popular with an almost cult-like following of audience members and fans alike.

A still from The Sopranos
A still from The Sopranos

Despite the success that this almost 25-year-old show has witnessed ever since entering the streaming domain and even before then, it seems like lead actress Drea de Matteo was unable to maintain her career as an actress in the industry, which is why she turned to making content for OnlyFans. But despite the negative connotation that’s associated with this service, the actress reveals that she’s grateful for this platform as it helped her earn a livelihood.

The Sopranos Star Drea De Matteo Reveals OnlyFans Saved Her From Going Broke

Drea de Matteo as Adriana La Cerva in a still from The Sopranos
Drea de Matteo as Adriana La Cerva in a still from The Sopranos

One of the most memorable performances from 1999’s The Sopranos came from actress Drea de Matteo as she played the character of the bombshell Adriana La Creva. But despite her popularity and talent, she was unable to find stable work in the industry, unlike what she enjoyed with the aforementioned show. This made her turn her attention towards making OnlyFans content for the foreseeable future.


Despite the app facing criticism and backlash for promoting sensualized and adult content on its platform for a subscription fee, the actress is grateful for its existence simply because it saved her from bankruptcy.

In a recent interview with The Daily Mail, the Sons of Anarchy actress said that she finally pulled the trigger and made her account on OnlyFans last year for a subscription of $15/month because her house was on the brink of foreclosure, and she saw no other choice as her acting career had stalled. She said:

“It saved us. OnlyFans saved my life, 100 percent. I can’t believe I’m saying that, but it really did save us. Anybody that wants to condemn me and put me down, go for it. I just hope you never find yourself in the position I was in to take care of two little kids. It saved my home of many years that was very important to us. And beyond all that, it has given me enough money to start up and finance Ultrafree.”

At the end of the day, the decision to follow the path of OnlyFans wasn’t as much an independent choice as it was a necessary one, especially when all doors were closing left and right.


Why Is The Sopranos Considered a Classic?

A still from The Sopranos
A still from The Sopranos

While talking of why this show is considered a masterpiece, time might fly away in the blink of an eye and we would still not be halfway done since there are so many little things that add to its greatness.

One of its major strong suits is its exceptional character design and development, which The Sopranos can boast of right off the bat. But other than that, the little things like the theme of every episode complement the character traits as well as the fine-crafted environments through its amazing soundtrack and execution together making this show such an icon and a timeless classic.

The Sopranos, streaming on Max.


Written by Deepak Bisht

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