Why is Rosie Perez eying Judge Sotomayor role?

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Why is Rosie Perez eying Judge Sotomayor role?

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Rosie Perez is eager to tackle the role of a lifetime by playing Sonia Sotomayor if a biopic of the Supreme Court nominee were ever to be made. “Oh my God, I’d be so honored,” the actress told the NY Daily News at screening of the documentary Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech at HBO Studios. Perez would relish the challenge the role would present, playing a real person, who is still alive and able to judge the performance. There is no denying the parallels in the life stories of the Bronx-born-and-bred boricua judge, who pulled herself up from the housing projects to find wild success, and the Brooklyn-bred Perez. Maybe the similarities are what prompted such strong emotions from the pint-size Puerto Rican thespian. “There needs to be a fearlessness in approaching that role,” Perez said. “That’s who she is. Balancing the human being versus the judge is the biggest challenge that would face me personally,” she continued. “But I also think that to play her, you have to

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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. Sources: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/07/09/2009-07-09_rosie_perez_sees_big_appeal_in_sonia_sotomayor_movie.

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