Rosie O’Donnell is in the midst of making one of the slyest comebacks in the history of comebacks.
Some fans of Netflix’s Russian Doll recently noticed that the iconic funny lady is credited in several episodes of the new season, despite never once appearing on screen.
Soooo what’s going on?
In a new interview with Indiewire, the show’s star, Natasha Lyonne reveals, “She’s the subway announcer. She’s the, ‘Next stop, this is Astor Place. Next stop, 14th street’.”
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Season 2 of the time-traveling drama takes place on the New York City subway system, which Lyonne’s character uses to transport from decade to decade.
Lyonne says all it took to get Rosie to agree to play the subway announcer was a text message.
“I just texted her,” she explains, “because we knew we wanted a real New York accent. … And so I texted Rosie, and she just would start sending me these little voice memos.”
“It was very generous of her,” Lyonne adds.
Generous. And, we’d add, genius.
Making a cameo on one of Netflix’s most critically acclaimed shows is a super sly way for O’Donnell to kick off what many are calling a career renaissance.
The funny lady will appear in the 10 episodes of the upcoming Showtime series American Gigolo, as well as eight episodes in Prime Video’s upcoming A League of Their Own series, both of which are slated for 2022 releases.
In other words, we’re about to get a whoooole lot of Rosie… and we couldn’t be more excited! Now, if we could just get her to agree to reboot her daytime talk show.
“My career has been so unpredictable,” O’Donnell told PEOPLE last summer when asked about the possibility of bringing back The Rosie O’Donnell Show. “You never know what will happen.”
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I love Rosie. Warts and all.
Just a thought. What will Fake Tits Twit @BennyTheHill think about it? Compare Rosie to demented Joe?
I will have to have a word with the doctor at the asylum to increase dear old Fake Tits Twit @BennyTheHill’s meds.
Rosie is fabulous. Agree 100%.
You’re OBSESSED with me.
Forget Benny, sent jt1990 a case of beer and a few lines of coke. I’m no doctor but that’s good medicine! It may be hard to find the cocaine, Biden and his son have created a shortage I hear. And not through legislation.
But hey I’m cool with Rosie, to my knowledge she hasn’t done anything terrible. She can be obnoxious at times and eat too much, but that’s half the women (and men) in the south. Nothing I’m not used to!
Rosie O’Donnell is a fugly c–t.
What makes you think it’s ok to lie?
I like Rose, out spoken,
Build ‘em up to tear ‘em down again. That’s clearly your MO. Rosie better watch out
Not a fan of this loud mouthed rude and nasty warthog. That being said rosie o’donnel must be hard up for money after the rosie o’donnel show was cancelled over 30 years ago and getting her nasty and wrinkled ass fired from the view as Babs Walters got tired of her rudeness and crappy attitude. Her options must be getting fewer and fewer. At 60 years of age, born March 28, 1962 you’d think by this time she’d have some class, NOT. So she’s gay big F****N deal. She’s a pig and hasn’t changed yet thinks she’s relevant. And as for her obsession with Donald Trump, time for her and all the other progressive and ultra liberal idiots to get over it as Donald Trump’s no longer here and relevant, . Funny thing though all these hollyweird so called celebrities made their S**T loads of dough under capitalism but suddenly now that they’re set for life financially, they’re socialists with the attitude, I’ve got my piece of the American dream and as for the rest of you bottom feeders, you can all go and hit the gutter and kiss my rich fat white ass
“Funny thing though all these hollyweird so called celebrities made their S**T loads of dough under capitalism but suddenly now that they’re set for life financially, they’re socialists with the attitude, I’ve got my piece of the American dream and as for the rest of you bottom feeders, you can all go and hit the gutter and kiss my rich fat white ass.”
You hit the nail on the head: rich capitalists who become born-again socialists. Add to that list of phonies: Rob Reiner, Cher, Barbra Streisand, etc., etc., etc..
Liberal/Leftist = Hypocrite!
I just LOL.LOL.LOL. when I see a troll answering one of it’s other screennames. Good heavens above. The utter stupidity! And they never disagree. Can’t be schizophrenia as the multiple personalities mostly argue with each other. My mistake. We talking multiple screennames and not multiple personalities. The troll has no personality.
I see you’re still very obsessed with me and still very triggered. Good! 🙂
Give us a break, and go back to that hell-hole of a shanty you and your “husband” “own” in Africa. For your information: squatting on public land doesn’t mean you own it, even if it’s in a very backward place like Africa.
Seems you slept through poly-sci class. What a stupid post.
People made money with their talent and you are bitter. So a person who can sing, act or direct and make money from it and you didn’t and here all you can do is write your thoughts into a box.
God help us and deliver us from another round of rosie o’donnel, this rude, arrogant, nasty and loudmouthed warthog who after many years thinks she’s relevant or that anyone with half a brain gives a rats ass about what she has to say. So she’s gay, big F****N deal! When she was on the view, she was loud and obnoxious, did nothing but bitch and complain like she was perpetually on the rag and this is one of the major reasons barbara walters canned her rude nasty ass. As for talent, what talent has this loudmouth obnoxious pig got? Really sitting on her fat wrinkled ass on a talk show interviewing guests, speaking over them and trying to be relevant when she’s about as relevant as last years weather report.