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'A League of Their Own': Inside Rosie O’Donnell's Cameo as Vi in the Prime Video Series (Exclusive)
Madonna’s Mae Mordabito in the 1992 film, Rosie O’Donnell has returned to the famed women’s baseball franchise in a role created specifically for the Prime Video series.Creators Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson, who also stars as Rockford Peaches catcher Carson, as well as the cast -- including D’Arcy Carden and Melanie Field, who play Mae and Doris prototypes, Greta and Jo, respectively — open up to ET about the inspiration behind O’Donnell’s character, how her role played into a key moment in season 1 and what it was like having her on set. “I mean, Rosie being in the show is huge,” says Roberta Colindrez, who plays Peaches pitcher Lupe, adding that “she was the most gracious, cool, generous co-star.”[: Some spoilers for season 1 of ]With the series wanting to expand upon the film to include the untold queer stories of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), Jacobson couldn’t help but acknowledge O’Donnell’s own impact on the LGBTQ storytelling landscape.  “We were trying not to do a lot of cameos on the show to really differentiate it from the film, but because we are telling a lot of these queer stories and Rosie is like, a huge part of queer history, of American history, it just felt so special to have her not only approve of the show but wanna be in it and really wanna play a character that’s so different from the one that she is in the film,” Jacobson says, revealing that O’Donnell stopped by the writers’ room early in the production on season 1.