Would 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' be the same if Det. Rosa Diaz was a white girl named Meghan?

Fusion’s Alicia Menendez talks to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actress Stephanie Beatriz about her first audition for the show, the similarities between her and her character, Detective Rosa Diaz, and what it was like to play Sofia Vergara’s [not-so-attractive] sister on an episode of “Modern Family.”

Spoiler alert: Stephanie Beatriz originally read for the part of Detective Amy Santiago!

Double spoiler alert: The character we’ve come to know and love as Detective Rosa Diaz was originally named Meghan. Meghan. Let that sink in for a little bit.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” airs Sundays on Fox.

CREDIT: Victoria Moreno

Would 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' be the same if Det. Rosa Diaz was a white girl named Meghan?

Fusion’s Alicia Menendez talks to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actress Stephanie Beatriz about her first audition for the show, the similarities between her and her character, Detective Rosa Diaz, and what it was like to play Sofia Vergara’s [not-so-attractive] sister on an episode of “Modern Family.”

Spoiler alert: Stephanie Beatriz originally read for the part of Detective Amy Santiago!

Double spoiler alert: The character we’ve come to know and love as Detective Rosa Diaz was originally named Meghan. Meghan. Let that sink in for a little bit.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” airs Sundays on Fox.

CREDIT: Victoria Moreno

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