'Made in Jersey' Star Toni Trucks Talks Jersey Reality Shows, Shooting 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2'
Even though CBS' new legal drama Made in Jersey is about a Jersey gal, Martina Garretti (played by Janet Montgomery), who goes to work for a snooty New York law firm, co-star Toni Trucks is not too keen on the idea of MTV's Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi or Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Guidice showing up for a special guest shot.
“I pray not!” she squealed when Celebuzz asked her about it. “I think what Made in Jersey is doing is giving a really wholesome quality back to New Jersey. The DUI’s and the STD’s that come with the Jersey Shore don’t exactly paint Jersey in the greatest light. This is going to remind people of all the wonderful things that come out of Jersey.”
What's the dish on the new series?
On the new CBS show, Trucks plays Cyndi Vega, a wisecracking assistant/best friend who instructs Martina to not ditch the big hair or Jersey accent.
“My character is really there to say, ‘Don’t apologize for who you are, you’re perfect just the way you are. Keep the Jersey!' she explained.
Trucks has been pretty busy as of late. Not only does she have the primetime television show, the Grand Rapids native is also in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 playing Mary, a vampire summoned to help protect human-vampire child Renesmee. She admits that she was elated when told that she got the job.
“I was in The Grove [shopping center in Los Angeles] by the dancing fountains when I heard and I made an absolute fool of myself, screaming, jumping up and down,” Trucks giggled. “I made a total scene and then I found out that I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone I’d been cast.”
So, is she on Team Rob or Team Kristin?
“Oh, gosh, it breaks my heart. I wouldn’t know, it’s so none of my business," Trucks said of the couple's recent breakup. "They were both so lovely to me. Who can really say what goes on behind closed doors. I wish them both well no matter what. I’ve certainly experienced heartbreak and I don’t wish it upon anyone.”
Right now the vivacious actress -- who says that her name sounds like “either a porn star or a wrestler” -- is savoring her success. “The entertainment industry is a moody beast and you have to take it day by day," she explained. "I really try to celebrate the highs and prepare for the lows but know the highs will come again!”