Snooki Dishes On Her Italian Accident & Contracting The Acting Bug
First Published: August 4, 2011 7:59 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Snooki and the “Jersey Shore” gang will invade TVs across America tonight as the premiere of the show’s fourth season (which takes place in Florence, Italy) debuts on MTV, and the pint sized reality star says that although visiting Italy was fun, she won’t miss doing battle with the cobblestone streets of the historic locale.
“[The cobblestones] sucked! Like, walking to the club in your heels?!” Snooki – born Nicole Polizzi – exclaimed to Access Hollywood during a junket for the show’s upcoming season in Seaside, NJ, on Thursday.
“Even Ron [fell]– and he doesn’t even wear heels,” she added, referencing her “Shore” co-star, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro.
“[The girls] looked like baby deer when they walk in their heels on the cobblestones,” Ronnie — who was also present for the junket — added with a laugh, while giving his best wobbling deer impersonation. “They were like, falling everywhere. It was awesome.”
In addition to Florence’s menacing sidewalks, Snooki faced a more serious problem during the cast’s Italian adventure.
The self-proclaimed “Princess of Poughkeepsie” was involved in a car accident while in Florence filming earlier this year, which prompted rumors of a possible publicity stunt – a claim Snooki said is ridiculous.
“Why would I do that on purpose?!” Snooki told Access. “I don’t get what people say sometimes! Get real.
“The Fiats, they had a lot of miles on them, they’re old cars – it’s different than driving an American stick [shift] so it was hard to get used to that,” she explained. “But my brakes gave out…
“[Expletive] happens, and I couldn’t control it,” she added. “It was an accident.”
Luckily, no serious injuries were sustained in the wreck, but the reality star did lose her permit to drive in the foreign country.
“I got my license taken away,” Snooki said. “And even if I didn’t, I still wouldn’t drive because that was traumatizing.”
As for what the cast missed the most while abroad, both Snooki and Ronnie agreed they felt lost without their famous GTL (gym, tan, laundry) lifestyle.
“Me and Snooki would go [to the gym] and it [would] take us like almost a half hour to get there,” Ronnie told Access. “By the time we’d get there we’d look at each other and be like, ‘All right – let’s go home and just go out.’ We [didn’t] even want to work out.”
“So we did GTL times 10 [when we got back to the states],” Snooki added. “We went tanning like twice a day. We all got burnt.”
Beyond sunburns and workouts, the hilarious cast recently filmed a cameo in the upcoming Farrelly brothers’ “Three Stooges” reboot and the experience infected both Snooki and Ronnie with the acting bug.
“I wasn’t nervous at all,” Snooki told Access of her time on the film’s set. “The fact that we enjoy it and we’re not scared to like, be stupid or make fun of ourselves – I think we could be good in acting.
“I would love to do comedy,” she added.
Journey to Italy with the “Jersey Shore” gang when Season 4 premieres tonight at 10PM on MTV.
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