stephanie beatriz initially auditioned for the role of amy santiago…..can you even imagine anyone other than melissa fumero playing amy santiago??????? she was born for that role. furthermore can you imagine anyone other than stephanie beatriz in the role of rosa diaz?????? impossible. can u imagine anyone other than stephanie beatriz beating the shit out of every electrical device that ever stopped working for her? can u imagine anyone other than stephanie beatriz breezing into the precinct in the morning: leather jacket on, aviator glasses on, a cup of coffee in one hand and a motorcycle helmet in the other? can u imagine anyone other than melissa fumero being so wholly encompassed by her love for binders and tests? can u imagine anyone other than melissa fumero whipping out that baton and dead-legging some idiot perp that thought they could get the best of her?
can u imagine anyone other than stephanie beatriz somehow remaining stoic and deadpan yet fond and hopeful as she asks amy santiago to plan her wedding:
and can u imagine anyone other than melissa fumero being the most lovable and nerdiest dork when she accepts wholeheartedly:
tl;dr: stephanie beatriz and melissa fumero are blessings on this earth and their portrayals of rosa diaz and amy santiago on brooklyn nine-nine bring genuine light into my life