Sunday, September 7, 2014
Congratulation! Rosie Perez Joins The View!
Entertainment Weekly wrote
7 reasons why Rosie Perez is perfect for the 'The View'
Rosie Perez has been named a new co-host of The View, joining Republican political analyst Nicolle Wallace, Whoopi Goldberg, and Rosie O’Donnell for the upcoming new season beginning Sept. 15.
The Latina actress-dancer-director-choreographer (say that five times fast) is perfect for ABC’s daytime talk show. Here are seven reasons why.
1. She’s not a stereotypical or “cookie-cutter” Latina.
The native New Yorker defies common Latin stereotypes— the sort of which is commonly perpetuated on television. (You know: young and sexy with big boobs and bigger hair, with little talent to speak of.) Now, it’s no secret that The View producers have scouted for a Latina host for months—rumored potential additions included Lauren Sanchez of FOX’s KTTV, former district attorney Sunny Hostin and Fusion’s Alicia Menendez—but with the addition of Perez, ABC execs have landed a personality that will introduce mainstream America to a Latina who has long refused to play or subject herself to stereotypes at the risk of hurting her career.
In fact, Perez has very different notions regarding so-called success. “Own it. Just take it and say yes I will be great, I am going to be great. Great doesn’t mean being a movie star, great doesn’t mean having millions of dollars,” she told me in an interview last year. “Great means being able to be confident, strong, and a solid human being that has dignity and integrity. That is great.”
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