The energetic fast-talking actress Rosie Perez will bring her winning accent and her indomitable attitude to ABC’s daytime chat fest The View beginning September 15, when the new season starts. Perez became famous for her breakout role in Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.” But on The View she’ll be Doing the Left Thing–Perez is expected to bring a mostly liberal outlook to the show.
ABC has been looking to put together a panel of hosts for this year’s program that reflects America’s political and ethnic diversity. The choice of Perez will reflect the large and growing US Latina population. The View also added, as expected, the former Republican political consultant Nicolle Wallace. If you want a preview of Perez’s ability to gab and stand her ground, check out how she treats the recidivist gambler played by Woody Harrelson in White Men Can’t Jump. Perez brings terrific gravitas and moral authority to the role, displaying a decisiveness and a willingness to go her own way that breaks the hearts of sentimental audiences, but makes perfect sense. She’ll look to deliver the same for The View faithful.