-So we have
to talk about your character, Detective Rosa Diaz,
because “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” you’re going onto
your seventh season. [ Cheers and applause ]
-Yay! -But your character had a pretty
big moment in the 99th episode. -Yeah.
-Tell us about it. -Yeah. Our creator, Dan Goor, is
a really, just wonderful human. And he had sort of been toying
with this idea for a while, like, maybe Rosa
is part of the queer community. And it ended up being one of
the things that I’ve heard, especially kids and their
parents talk to me a lot about. Like, a parent will come up
to me sometimes and say, like, “You know, my kid and I had
this whole discussion about it after watching the episode,
and it was — you know,
it was this easy sort of slide into talking about LGBTQ issues. And then, a month later,
my kid came out to me.” You know, like,
that’s the kind of stuff that, like, when you think about TV —
like, TV creates social change. Like, whether you know it
or not. And something as simple
as a character on a — on a network TV show being bi
is actually a really big deal. -It’s a huge deal.
It’s an absolutely huge deal. [ Applause ]
And I just want to add to this. You know, I’m not sure
your exact journey or story, and we would need
to get into all of that. But I mean, I remember last year when I came out,
it was terrifying. -Yeah, it’s terrifying.
-It’s such a scary experience, and so it is so important
to see people on screen where you feel like,
“Oh, that’s me.” -Yeah.
-Like, “I’m seeing myself.” It’s such — It’s a feeling
you can’t even describe so… Even on behalf of me,
like, thank you to you. -But that’s also
what you’re doing. -Because —
But I just thank you. I appreciate that.
-You’re doing it. You’re, like,
actually living it and — And in this kind of space, in this space in particular,
nobody’s been here before. You’re the first like you, and that is such
a miraculous thing. -We should hug.
I want to hug you. [ Cheers and applause ]
-Let’s hug! -That’s beautiful.
I love that. I love that. So —
And we just met today. -Yeah.
-But we’re already in love. -We’re already in love.
-We just met today. I mean, on the show, you kind of
speak in a deadpan voice. -Yeah.
-Do people ever get shocked when they meet you? Because you obviously
don’t sound like that. -I think a lot of times,
people don’t know that it’s — that I play Rosa Diaz on TV. What happens sometimes
is I get, “You know who you look like? You look kind of like that girl
on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine.'” And most of the time, I’m like,
“That’s me.” And people are like,
“No, it’s not.” [ Laughter ] -So, humor me for a second, ’cause I would like to combine
two things that you love. So, you’re character, Rosa Diaz,
with “The Real Housewives.” What I would like to do is,
I would like to give you a card with a real — a tagline. -I thought you were gonna be
like, “Lisa Rinna’s here!” [ Laughter ]
“What? How?” -I’m gonna give you a card
with a “Real Housewife” tag, and I want you to give it
the old Rosa Diaz treatment and deliver it.
-Oh, my God. -All right, here we go.
These are some of the catchphrases
from “The Real Housewives.” -I’m too blessed to be stressed.
I’m too sexy to be thirsty. [ Laughter and applause ] You can stab me in the back, but
while you’re there, kiss my ass. [ Laughter and applause ] I’m back to being Zen.
Namaste, bitches. [ Laughter and applause ] -I mean, that was amazing.
Amazing. How’s it going over there?
Is the romance happening? -Oh, yeah.
-Are you about to get a son-in-law right now?
Maybe. Stay tuned to find out.
Stick around. We have more with Stephanie
when we come back. [ Cheers and applause ] Whoo! [ Cheers and applause ] We are back
with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s” Stephanie Beatriz.
Now we’ve got to talk about your upcoming project
with the one, the only, Lin-Manuel Miranda. I mean,
can we take a moment here? It is the movie adaptation
of “In The Heights.” What was it like
filming in New York? -It was very, challenging.
New York is a challenging city. It will chew you up
and spit you out. But it was really fun shooting. I mean, Jon Chu’s directing it.
It was an amazing cast. Incredible, like — These, like, incredibly
intricate dance scenes and, like,
huge numbers happening, like, on the street
in New York City. And, like, I’m not — I’m not what I would call
a professional dancer. [ Light laughter ]
-I mean — -And I’m not what I would call
a professional singer, either, but I’m doing both in this
movie, so go see it this summer! -I mean,
that’s what it’s all about.