More good news for Rosie Perez! Hot on the heels of the news that screen and stage star will join Seinfeld co-creator Larry David in his previously reported first play, Fish in the Dark next year, comes the revelation that she will co-host The View. After months of speculation over who would succeed Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, People reports that Perez and MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace have landed the gig.
Perez said in a statement: "I am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised that I've been asked to join The View." She received an Oscar nod for her performance in Fearless. Her Broadway credits include The Ritz, Reckless, The Play What I Wrote and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.
This is all great news for the Great White Way, since they join Tony winner Rosie O’Donnell in her return to the show, along with long-time friend to Broadway Whoopi Goldberg.
The talk show is set to return to ABC on September 15.