‘The Other Black Girl’ is an Immersive, Genre-Bending Debut

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By Oyinkan Braithwaite

By Zakiya Dalila Harris

In an interview with BUILD Series, Stephanie Beatriz, who plays Rosa Diaz on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” spoke about her experience auditioning for two different roles on the show and learning that Melissa Fumero had been cast for one of them. She said, “I cried, because I thought, I am so happy for her but I also know that there is no way that a network is going to cast two Latinas. It doesn’t happen, there is only one of us, ever.”

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