‘Law & Order: SVU’ was once sued by Rosie Perez — Dun Dun.
Actors are well-known for their dedication to their job. There are method actors, such as Daniel Day-Lewis, who notably spent three years training as a boxer before playing Danny Flynn in The Boxer. Some actors are trained in stage combat, which results to some epic fight scenes.
Actors have been known to perform their own stunts on occasion, which is exactly what Rosie Perez did, albeit on a very modest scale. What went wrong, and why did Rosie Perez file a lawsuit against Law & Order: SVU? Rosie Perez joined the pantheon of actors who have graced the small screen in an episode of Law and Order: SVU in October 2009. She was already a well-known actress at the time, having appeared in films such as Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, Fearless, and White Men Can’t Jump. Being a part of the famous television show is, nonetheless, something of an acting rite of passage.
Another actor was supposed to shake Rosie in one of the scenes she was in. Unfortunately, this actor was only an extra, not a stunt performer, and Rosie had no training in how to arrange her body in order to avoid accidents. She was startled violently during the first take and proceeded to do another before realizing she was hurt.
While we’re on the subject of Rosie Perez, her episode of Law & Order: SVU is currently airing, and it’s heartbreaking and beautifully done.
In order to help her vertebrae, Rosie had to endure spinal fusion surgery as well as a pelvic bone marrow transplant. In May 2011, she filed a complaint against Law andamp; Order: SVU, claiming that it had harmed her ability to work. “There was pressure on her to continue and finish out the episode, and she did,” her lawyer, Brian O’Dwyer, alleged in the document. They eventually reached an out-of-court settlement.
Her most recent performance was as Megan Brisco in HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant, in which she co-starred with Kaley Cuoco. Rosie received her first Emmy nomination for this performance. She stated she first turned down the part because she despises traveling in an interview with the New York Times. When they were filming in Bangkok, she also received COVID-19. It was so awful that she ended up in the ICU, where she made a commitment to her coworkers that she would not die there. Thankfully, she was able to recover.
Brinkwire summary: Rosie Perez is…