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Stephanie Beatriz on Directing Her First Brooklyn Nine-Nine Episode: ‘I Asked Myself, What Would Ava DuVernay Do?’

Posted by renee on 03 March 2019 with 0 Comments

This week NBC will air an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine titled “He Said, She Said.” It will feel a lot like every episode of B99—funny and fast-moving, a snappy half-hour sitcom. But it’s special to me because it features the characters of Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) investigating a case that deals with the #MeToo movement.

It will also be the first episode of television I directed.

If you follow the news, then you know the show got canceled on Fox last year. All seemed lost, but then a very Hollywood turn of events happened and NBC swooped in to bring us back for another season. That’s when a very loud voice in my head said something terrifying: You should ask to direct.

Over the course of working on our sitcom, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate and work with many directors. The vast majority of them were men, and that’s simply because there are far more men than women in the Directors Guild of America. There are even fewer members of the DGA who are women of color. I started having a very strong feeling that I had a point of view that could add something to the work that was happening on television, that my voice and sensibilities and sensitivities and brain could add something to a show and help tell a story.

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LA Times Interview: “‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s’ Stephanie Beatriz and Melissa Fumero make their TV directorial debuts”

Posted by renee on 03 March 2019 with 0 Comments

Stephanie Beatriz and Melissa Fumero of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” are sitting alfresco at a Hollywood restaurant on a windy February afternoon uttering phrases pretty common in conversations between women who are seeking new challenges in their work.

“Am I allowed to ask?”

“I don’t want to ruffle any feathers.”

The pair are reflecting on the mental gymnastics of self-doubt that went into making the leap behind the camera this season. After playing Detectives Rosa Diaz (Beatriz) and Amy Santiago (Fumero) for more than 100 episodes, the actresses were ready to tackle new avenues for growth on the job. And with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” the series that cheated death and found new life on NBC — the time was now.

Spoiler alert: They did ask and no feathers were ruffled.

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Interview: MTV “Stephanie Beatriz on How the #metoo Episode of Brooklyn Nine-nine Came to Life”

Posted by renee on 03 March 2019 with 0 Comments

It’s been a big week for Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Stephanie Beatriz. On the heels of NBC’s announcement that the show has been picked up for a seventh season, “He Said, She Said” — the episode Beatriz directed — aired on Thursday, February 28.

Her directorial debut, the episode is the show’s timely take on #MeToo and deals with the investigation of a smarmy finance executive accused of sexually harassing his coworker. Obviously, the case is a difficult one that mirrors the experiences of many women — something that wasn’t lost upon Beatriz, who made sure to treat the episode with immense care and respect.

Praising screenwriter Lang Fisher, creator Dan Goor, as well as the performances given by Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago and Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta, for helping her execute this vision, Beatriz tells MTV News the experience was an absolute “thrill.” And though she admits she’s a bit nervous in terms of critical reception, she feels that the subject matter — as well as the fact that she’s at the helm of this episode as a queer Latinx woman — supersedes any potential hesitation.

Here, Beatriz opens up about navigating the intricacies of a sensitive episode like “He Said, She Said,” the meaning of infusing the episode with her point-of-view, and how she’s ready to claim her (well-deserved) seat at the table.

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Interview: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Star Stephanie Beatriz on the Importance of Representing the LGBTQ Community

Posted by renee on 28 January 2019 with 0 Comments

Stephanie Beatriz couldn’t be more proud to play Rosa Diaz on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

ET’s Ashley Crossan sat down with the 37-year-old actress at the press day for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part in Los Angeles on Friday, where she opened up about the importance of representing the LGBTQ community onscreen. Brooklyn Nine-Nine was recently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, as a result, in part, of Rosa’s storyline as a bisexual woman.

“I would say that most of that credit really goes to Dan Goor, the show’s creator, and the writers who really adamantly feel like our show should reflect what the world and the United States looks like and is, which includes people that are in the LGBTQ community,” Beatriz shared.

Though there had been hints about Rosa’s sexuality since the beginning of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the character didn’t come out as bisexual until the show’s fifth season in 2017, after Beatriz herself came out as bisexual on Twitter the year before.

“I think it’s so wonderful that they chose to explore that storyline with my character,” the actress told ET. “I’m really, really proud to be a part of that, and I’m so honored that GLAAD continues to shine a light on all this incredible work that’s happening across our industry and many others. It’s really, really, really amazing of them.”

Beatriz previously teased that we’ll see more of the storyline surrounding Rosa’s sexuality in season six. Something we’ll see less of is Chelsea Peretti, after the actress revealed that her character, Gina Linetti, would depart the series this season.

“Chelsea Peretti is a gift from the gods. She really is one of the greats,” Beatriz gushed, before insisting that Peretti will continue to pop up on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. “She’s not really leaving. We are shooting an episode with her coming back very soon.”

“She might not be in every episode, but she’s still very much a part of the world,” she continued. “Gina’s forever in the fabric of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It just wouldn’t be the show without her, so I think audiences are going to be really pleased to see her come back. We just did that table read the other day and it’s a really fire script. I can’t wait for people to see it!”

Beatriz is also excited for fans to see her as General Mayhem in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, in theaters Feb. 8. The Lego Movie sequel sees Emmet (Pratt), Lucy (Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends take on a new threat, LEGO DUPLO ® invaders, from outer space to restore harmony to the LEGO universe.

“It’s so cool! It’s been very, very satisfying,” she gushed of her character. “A lot of animated movies in the past have sort of relied on these archaic tropes on what the female characters in those movies can be and who they are. The Lego Movie sort of usurped that idea from the beginning with the first film, and this film is really a continuation of exploring the different kinds of heroes and villains that you can have in a movie, and this one is really something I’ve never seen before. So I was really thrilled to do the voice for it.”

source: https://www.etonline.com/brooklyn-nine-nine-star-stephanie-beatriz-on-the-importance-of-representing-the-lgbtq-community

Interview: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Is Back, and Stephanie Beatriz Is Making the Most of It

Posted by renee on 20 January 2019 with 0 Comments

When Fox pulled the plug on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in May, many fans and critics were shocked. But Stephanie Beatriz, who plays the no-nonsense detective Rosa Diaz, was more cleareyed.
“I didn’t think we were done with the world of ‘Brooklyn,’ but I’m also realistic,” she said recently. “I thought to myself maybe if Netflix or Hulu picks it up and lets us finish out the ride for a few more episodes, then maybe that seems like the best-case scenario.”
Instead, NBC greenlit a 13-episode season and later extended it by five episodes — Season 6 of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” began Jan. 10. The renewal gives fans a chance to uncover more about Rosa, a leather jacket-clad crime fighter who was only starting to open up, on a personal level, by the end of the show’s run on Fox. While Rosa had previously shared vague bits of history — like the time she got kicked out of a dance academy for “beating up the ballerinas” — her biggest reveal of all happened last season, when she came out as bisexual.

“Over the last six seasons, Rosa has gone from being an enigma whom people knew nothing about, to an enigma whom people now know an incredibly tiny amount about,” the showrunner Dan Goor said.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/arts/television/brooklyn-nine-nine-stephanie-beatriz-rosa-diaz.html

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Interview: Latino USA: Portrait of the Latinas of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Posted by renee on 12 January 2019 with 0 Comments

In this interview, Melissa and Stephanie talk about how they got their roles, growing up between two worlds and struggling to find their identity. Stephanie also gets personal about her decision to speak about her sexuality not only on social media but also on the show through her character Rosa, who she saw as queer since the beginning.