Stephanie Beatriz is as fierce as her Brooklyn Nine-Nine character, Detective Rosa Diaz. In a new interview with Vulture, the actress talked about shutting down sexism on the set of the former Fox (and future NBC) show.

Beatriz, who is an LGBTQ+ advocate, explained that she has also become a 鈥渧ery direct鈥 advocate for herself on set. 鈥淲e had a guest star once who 鈥 I will not name names 鈥 but he came on and he was calling everyone 鈥榖aby鈥 and 鈥榟oney鈥 and 鈥榖abe,'鈥 she recalled.

When he did the same to her, she told him that she preferred to be addressed by her name. 鈥淗e was like, 鈥楢ll right, sweetie.鈥 And then I stopped and said, 鈥楴o. I am actually serious. I am not sweetie. My name is Stephanie, and I鈥檇 like you to call me by my actual name.鈥 And he was a little bit of an older guy, and I don鈥檛 think he was used to anybody talking to him that way, especially not a young woman.鈥

She continued, 鈥淏ut that was our show. It鈥檚 our house, and I wasn鈥檛 going to let him come into our house and disrespect the crew, the other actors, myself.鈥

Fortunately, Beatriz 鈥渇elt really supported in that.鈥 She told Vulture, 鈥淓veryone around me, the director that day, the crew, our creators, rallied around me and said, 鈥榊eah. You did the right thing. Thank you for speaking up and making sure that you felt comfortable in your work environment.'鈥

Season 5 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine just ended on Fox. Season 6 will air on NBC.

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