Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rosie Perez sees big appeal in Sotomayor movie

Rosie Perez sees big appeal in Sonia Sotomayor movie
Thursday, July 9th 2009

Rosie Perez is on board to play Sonia Sotomayor if a biopic of the federal judge comes to fruition.

"Oh my God, I'd be so honored," the actress exclaimed at a screening of the documentary "Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech" at HBO Studios.

Perez is well aware of the challenges in playing Bronx-born Sotomayor, who could be the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court. "There needs to be a fearlessness in approaching that role," she says.

"That's who she is. Balancing the human being versus the judge is the biggest challenge that would face me personally," said Perez. "But I also think that to play her, you have to dive in and discover her true spirit. Otherwise, don't even f-ing go there. Don't even f-ing try it."

We'll assume that's a warning to actresses like Jennifer Lopez, Eva Mendes and Sara Ramirez, who also have reportedly been considered for the role.

Adds Perez, "It would be the chance of a lifetime. I'd be right for the role because I'm fearless. I'm afraid of everything and afraid of nothing at the same time."

Are you listening, Hollywood?

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