Rosie Perez is an Oscar-nominated actress, community activist, author, dancer and choreographer — but it's the star's latest gig as a new co-host on The View that has everyone talking.
In fact, the rumored drama between the popular daytime talk show's co-hosts — Rosie, Whoopi Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie O'Donnell — has been the topic of many reports since the show's Season 18 premiere in September.
“I’m not involved in any of it," Rosie, 50, exclusively told 'Closer' of the reported friction. "It came as a surprise and all I can say is that I think it’s really sad — I think it’s really sad how everybody has been waiting for catfights."
Rosie and her co-hosts on 'The View' (Photo Credit: Getty)
The actress further noted she believes it's "really sexist" the media chooses to focus on arguments between the women on 'The View' while ignoring on-air bickering among male co-hosts of similar talk-shows.
"But when we have the same type of heated exchange, everyone is salivating at the desire to see that and put it in a negative light. It’s insulting," Rosie told 'Closer.'
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Rosie credits Nicolle, her fellow 'The View' newcomer, with helping her get used to her new co-hosting gig. "I am so in love with her. She is really a great person," she gushed to 'Closer.'
Rosie with Nicolle and guest Andy Cohen on 'The View.' (Photo Credit: Getty)
"Nicolle and I are both being mentored by two very powerful veterans in this business. It’s pretty awesome," Rosie said, referring to veteran co-hosts Whoopi and Rosie.
For her latest project, the star is serving as a mentor herself with the new Pine-Sol campaign "When Life Stinks, Women Rise Above It,” which provides free, online peer-to-peer mentoring to women across the country.
“I really [love] how they’re using social media for good to set up a platform for peer to peer mentorship between women," she said of the program. "It's incredible."
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