There’s very strong evidence that Gina Rodriguez will play the girlfriend of Stephanie Beatriz on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and we’re beyond thrilled. While there’s no confirmation that Gina will appear as a guest star on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, we do have proof, thanks to Entertainment Weekly‘s sleuthing.
Let’s start from the beginning. We know, for starters, that Gina is a big fan of Stephanie. Gina gave her a big pat on the back in 2016 when she promoted her work with her hashtag #MovementMondays, which promotes Latinx diversity in Hollywood.
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#MovementMondays Stephanie Beatriz is an Argentine-born American actress best known for playing Detective Rosa Diaz in the FOX comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Stephanie did a phenomenal job in the incredible indie hit Short Term 12 (alongside my other #MovementMondays @ramimalek) She has had numerous stage appearances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Theatreworks USA, The Old Globe Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre. You can catch Stephanie on netflix's Pee Wee Big Holiday!!! Melissa Fumero is an Cuban American actress. She is best known for portraying Adriana Cramer on One Life to Live, Zoe on Gossip Girl, and Amy Santiago on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Congrats to Melissa and her new bundle of joy! These women are both changing the game and doing it well. I am proud to call them my friends and fellow artists. Congrats on another season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Can't wait to see what they do next! #MovementMondays
Gina then posed alongside her — and many other famous Latinas.
Then things got really juicy when it was revealed in December that Stephanie’s character, detective Rosa Diaz, would be bisexual on the show. Stephanie explains that her character — like herself in real life — would be bisexual.
“There’s a great episode [Season 1’s ‘The Vulture’] where Jake and Rosa mention Tonya Harding, and Rosa off the cuff says, ‘Yeah, she’s thick,’ as a compliment to Tonya,” Stephanie told Huffington Post. “Ever since the episode, which was pretty early on, I thought, ‘Oh, Rosa is not heterosexual. She’s much more open to being bi or queer than I would have thought before.'”
Stephanie then revealed who her dream TV girlfriend would be.
— taylor (@swiftboland) January 25, 2018
So it was either “Saturday Night Live” Kate McKinnon or Gina.
Needless to say, Gina didn’t hide the fact that she was ready for her big role. In January, Gina tweeted she was ready to audition.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Terry Crews then put up a picture on Snapchat of Gina and Stephanie but it was then deleted. Why did he delete it? Did he reveal too much?! Here’s a screen grab of the deleted picture.
So far the two actresses are staying mum about the upcoming episode, but we know it’s going to be a big reveal either way.
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