Both Rosies are now gone.
Rosie Perez has been fired from “The View” and will leave the show at the end of the season, insiders tell Variety.
It was reported back in January that Perez was getting snipped from the show. Not helping matters is the fact that Perez took a leave from the show in January to appear on Broadway, right in the middle of the season. She must have read the writing on the wall and felt it impossible to pass up a promising opportunity.
Producers of “The View” planned to offer her the opportunity to exit gracefully, by saying she wanted to pursue acting full-time.
Tuesday, Variety published a memo from View producer Bill Wolff confirming just that.
“Our friend Rosie Perez has decided to leave the show at the conclusion of this season to pursue full time her love for acting,” the memo to View staff read, according to radaronline.com.
“Stepping into the role of talk show host at the same time she has been starring on Broadway has been incredibly impressive. And beyond being an enormously talented performer, Rosie is a dedicated advocate who has brought passion and insight to the panel every day.”
Wolff supposedly promised to give her a “proper send off … in a few weeks.”