WHAT SHE SAID...


ROSELYN QUOTES

❊ "I've been blessed because every single role I've done has been an educated person. I've never done the stereotypical Latina, even though I have an accent - I've always been able to play educated people. That's a good thing!"

❊ "My mother always gives the best advice. When I left Puerto Rico to pursue my dreams, she always supported me and said to me, 'I'm never going to cut your wings, so don't let anyone else do that to you.' That has been my philosophy through life. I want to share that valuable lesson with my little girl someday."

❊ "I was ballet dancing at four, playing piano by six, and doing commercials by 12. When I was 21, I was on the number one live comedy show in Puerto Rico. I told my parents, 'I'm going to New York to become a performer.' And I left."

❊ "I would love to do a musical. When I did 'Fame L.A.' for a year - all the singing, dancing and acting - I was in heaven. I cried so much when they cancelled the show. I mean, I loved going to work and I couldn't wait to get on the set."

❊"New York doesn't care who you are or where you came from."

❊ "I love someone who can make me laugh. And someone who's secure - I think that's sexy."

❊ "If you find a good man, you'll be his queen".

❊ "I love Without a Trace. More than anything because they're so good to me. I was afraid because I was the last one to come in. It's the fourth season. A Latina character. I thought, "This is not going to be fun." They're so amazing. I'm very happy. "

❊ "I think it's [acting] fascinating. All my life I've been performing and ... just the fact that you can play all these different roles that are so removed from who you are..."

❊ "I love what I do. When a month goes by and I'm not working, I'm miserable."

❊ "I admire them [latinos] for making their way up and opening new opportunities for other Latin newcomers. Latinos have come a long way and the roles and opportunities just seem to be improving."

❊ "When I was younger, I had a big inferiority complex about my accent, but now I embrace it."

❊ "To this day, my favorite sport is boxing. People laugh at me. I go to all the big events. I would take a beating if I attempt to go with a pro, but as a workout I love it. People often ask me, 'Why do you like it? It's so physical and aggressive.' But as a Puerto Rican, that's part of the culture. Boxing and baseball are our two biggest sports, and we have amazing Puerto Rican fighters. Because I grew up with four men in my house, you just watch boxing, that's what you see. And I love it!"

❊ "I get recognized all the time by people in their 40s and 50s; that's our demographic. Mainstream America is now more familiar with my face and name. The Latino community and the urban community know me very well, but now I'm getting a whole new market that's appreciating my work."

❊ "I love my record (Borinquena). I think it's so beautiful, but I think everybody was like, "What is she doing?" They expected me to just go out on stage and have 25 dancers behind me and I didn't want to do that."

❊ About Eric Winter : "My instinct was always to be attracted to guys who are handfuls, who are going to bring a lot of drama into my life. But then, for the first time, when I was 32, I had some maturity. I saw this guy who had the most loving and respectful relationship with his mom. I want family to be really important to me, and he's such an amazing son that I think he's going to be an amazing father. And when I saw that, I said, 'This is the guy.' "

❊ "I don’t believe in failure. I believe every setback is an opportunity to learn, regroup, get stronger and try again.”

Roselyn Sanchez
 

CO-STAR/FRIEND QUOTES

❊ "I love Roselyn from the minute I met her. We just laughed, and it was easy. All the cast felt that way. We were like : " Thanks God, we got her!" - Poppy Montgomery

❊ "Let's start with her laugh. Roselyn has a laugh that comes straight from her belly and there's nothing fake about it. That's kinda who she is.She's is the epitome of the straight shooter. There's no small talk , no games, just Roselyn telling how it is. Like wen she comes to the set in these old lady orthopedic looking shoes and I'll make fun of her. she'll go " Hey Enrique, you think just because I'm a girl I'm supposed to wear high heels for you? " Ouch! But man, that's hot. In general, she couldn't be more different from her character. On the show, Elena struggles just to stay above water. In life, Roselyn's not like that at all. I'll catch her in her trailer tapping out messages on her BlackBerry and taking calls on three cell phones. I'm telling you, she could become the first Puerto Rican female president of the United States!Even with those ugly shoes of her!" - Enrique Murciano

❊ "I met Roselyn nine month ago and was blown away by how beautiful she is, without question. Once we started talking, I realised she was so down to Earth." -Eric Winter

❊ "She's a talented actress who is driven and smart, and also kind to people. I want all of my friends to be vibrant, beautiful people and Roselyn is definitely all thos things. And I think she dresses well!(laugh)" - Poppy Montgomery

❊ "Roselyn is the only actress that I have ever worked with that doesn't need maintenance. I explain myself. She comes to work and she is incredibly beautiful without makeup. Besides, no matter where you put the camera she will always look amazing. I have never seen such thing. She is also very funny and sweet, always ready to give 100% when she works." (...) "I remember a funny anecdote. We were already working with her for like a week, and we were shooting a very boring episode. She asked me 'Is this always boring?'. I knew then how smart she was. She found out in seven days what I took 6 months to find out." (...) "She can give so much more, but I don't know why they didn't let her show it. That's the problem with series nowadays."- Anthony Lapaglia

❊ "A lot of the people who were casting her wanted her to be accentless, but that's part of who she is. That's part of Roselyn. " - Bonita Labossiere Mohney

❊ "She's a gorgeous girl, and she has a lot of charisma. She's young, beautiful, and talented. And she has the world ahead of her." - Brett Ratner

❊ "I haven't seen Roselyn since Rush Hour 2. I had forgotten how beautiful she is. It's hard to believe that six years have passed since we last worked together. Unfortunately, today was not only her first day of filming with us, but also her last day. Who knows, maybe we will work together again in the future." - Jackie Chan

❊ "There are an awful lot of what I call Anonymous Blondes and Anonymous Brunettes, who don't stand out. But you never say that about Roselyn Sanchez,And it's not because she's Hispanic, and it's not just because she's pretty. It's because there's something else going on there. She's a real fire-cracker, and I think that comes across, even in a procedural, where an actor doesn't always get a lot of chances (for) character development. There's a certain energy, a charismatic quality that she has imbued in the character. And when she has been given the chance to show her stuff - Allison Waldman

❊ "When you're casting someone, and they have to hold a gun for the first time, as a producer you also are thinking, 'Please, just make it look credible!' With Roselyn, you believe that she's an FBI agent. She's got all the things you'd ever want in a well-rounded actress." - Jonathan Littman

❊ "Roselyn has an accent, and at the last second, I thought it would be better if Gabrielle didn't have an accent. But I was so charmed by Roselyn that I thought, 'I've got to do something for her at some point.'" Marc Cherry

❊ "She is divine...Funny, talented and as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside."  Melinda Page Hamilton