Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Stephanie Beatriz

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Stephanie Beatriz on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Taking The Lead in The Light of the Moon

Stephanie Beatriz stars in Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Detective Rosa Diaz - easily the toughest cop in the precinct - she's brave, serious, and rides a motorcycle. The sixth and newest season just premiered at its new home: NBC!

Stephanie also starred in the 2017 movie The Light of The Moon. She plays Bonnie, a young woman living in Brooklyn with her boyfriend. Towards the beginning of the film, she goes through a vicious sexual assault, and the movie tells the story of the aftermath of that event - its effect on her work life, relationship, and even mundane daily decisions - like whether or not she wears headphones when she's walking off the subway. It's brutal to watch, but it's also nuanced, realistic, and really touching.

We'll talk about all of that and also how she and her Dad cemented their father-daughter bond by watching Seinfeld:

A quick warning - the second half of this interview contains some honest and frank talk about sexual assault and the trauma of dealing with it.

This interview originally aired in 2017.