, known for her roles in TV series such as
” e “Infermieri” e il 1986 film “About Last Night
,” detto Varietà that she considered the character to be demeaning and one-dimensional and that she was surprised to see such a role after a few recent strides in Latinx representation
” was created by Darren Star
, who is also behind the TV shows
“Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Sex and the City
” e “Emily a Parigi
.” It follows a man named Michael
, played by Harris
, who is blindsided when his husband of
17 years walks out on him and now must navigate both the dissolution of his marriage and single life in New York City as a gay man in his 40s
“Mister, I just get here and they stole!” her line said. “They stole! They rob you! I don’t know how they get in.”
In the second scene, Varietà segnalata, Carmen berates Michael for the way he washed a glass, detto, “No, I do that. You don’t clean good, you always leave a ring.”
Reading the part for Carmen left Maris so outraged that she wrote an open letter to Star and Harris.
“I’m just fed up,” lei disse. “If I’m not going to say anything now, when am I going to say something? Voglio semplicemente (scrittori) to think the next time they write a character like that. I’m speaking out for the younger actors coming up so they face even less of that than my generation has.”
Harris is an executive producer for the series, but was not involved in writing or casting the role of the Latina housekeeper, Varietà segnalata.
CNN has reached out to Netflix for comment. The streaming service said in a statement to Variety that it apologized to Maris and that the character had been dropped from the show.