Friday, May 8, 2009
I bumped into Rosie Perez twice in my years in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill, and even though I think I once scared the holycrap out of her (I got caught in a early-morning bleary-eyed stare at a giant canine that turned deer-in-celebrity-headlights moment) she was always cool.
I missed commenting in the moment about the brouhaha that erupted around her comments on "entitlement" in gentrification. But she brought an equal mix of common street sense and philosophical social concern to the conversation and for that I heart Rosie.
Basically here's a follow-up where she straightens records, and gets heads to nod to the Brooklyn beat.
Plus I still think she was robbed an Oscar nomination for her role in "White Men Can't Jump" For reals.