Actress Rosie Perez really wants to direct and produce, so she does. Her documentary on Puerto Ricans took 10 years and a lot of moxie. "My agent said, 'Well, the Independent Film Channel is offering financing with a hands-off policy.' I flew over there. And I lied too. I lied my butt off, and I got a green light in 15 minutes." The film, "Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas!" ("I am Boricua, just so you know!"), follows Perez as she explores the world of Puerto Rican-Americans in New York. Here she poses at CBS Studios.
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