Monday, September 26, 2022

Rosario Dawson on Being Boo’ed Up with Cory: ‘I Feel Like I’m Dating Captain America’ [VIDEO]

*Rosario Dawson is romantically involved with a politician in her upcoming series, “Briarpatch” — a role that almost mirrors her real life relationship with Democratic presidential candidate, Cory Booker.

“I feel like I’m dating Captain America. I mean he’s just such an amazing, brilliant, kind, empathetic, beautiful, loving human being,” Dawson said in an interview with Variety when describing Booker. “And then this character has that as his sort of face… They could not be more different characters.”

She also addressed the backlash she receives for not being able to be by Booker’s side every step of the election due to her demanding schedule. 

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) delivers a 20-minute campaign speech at the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair August 10, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. 
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“He’s hoping to make the Zombieland premiere, but I’m curious to see, if he doesn’t, if he’s going to get the same amount of press being like ‘why aren’t you supporting your women,'” Dawson said. “I’ve been getting all this press like ‘Why aren’t you at your man’s side’ when I’ve made it really clear that it’s okay to be a working mom.”

Dawson dished further with the publication about her ability to separate their love life from their career goals. She’s also noted that she’s not endorsing one specific candidate, and she’s encouraging people to get involved in the political process. 

“Regardless of Cory, I wasn’t going to be behind any particular candidate this election. I really just want to be behind the electorate,” Dawson explained. “This election is really really critical. A lot of the themes that are touched on [in Briarpatch] are really, narratively critical for us to be talking about in a wider space so that people can come to the table and see where their position is and see where they can be active… We need all hands on decks.”

Meanwhile, USA Network recently dropped the first trailer for “Briarpatch” — the mystery-thriller in which Dawson stars “as a persistent investigator tasked with returning to her hometown to figure out the cause of her sister’s gruesome murder,” per Variety. The series debuts in 2020.

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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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