Rosie O’Donnell considers new TV gig a ‘life raft’
Believe it or not, Rosie O’Donnell had some good news this week.
The actress and TV host who has been the target of Donald Trump’s insults over the years is set to join the cast of Showtime’s SMILF.
O’Donnell, 54, will play the mother of an aspiring actress and single mom (Frankie Shaw) who has moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams.
The series is based on Shaw’s short film of the same name which premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.
O’Donnell’s character is named Tutu who is described as ‘unapologetic and oblivious to social convention.’
O’Donnell has received many insulting tweets from Trump supporters since he was elected President of the US on Tuesday.
This occurred after she remarked that she tweeted: ‘I am not scared – I am sad – for all of us – for humanity.’
O’Donnell most recently had a recurring role on the Freeform series The Fosters and guest starred on the CBS sitcom Mom.
She was a co-host of ABC’s The View from 2006-07 and again from fall of 2015 until early 2016.
Before first becoming a talk show host in the mid-1990s, O’Donnell was best known for starring in such films as A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, The Flintstones, Another Stakeout, Exit to Eden and Beautiful Girls.
Her Broadway credits include Grease, Seussical and Fiddler on the Roof.