Rosie O'Donnell Opens Up About Her Role In The Upcoming A League Of Their Own TV Series

Fans of the 1992 film "A League of Their Own" have something to get excited about. The movie is being adapted into a television series for Amazon, per Us Weekly. The original film focused on the Rockford Peaches, a baseball team in the women's league that was started during World War II. The movie starred Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Lori Petty, Madonna, and Rosie O'Donnell, among other talented actors.

The show reportedly began filming in Pittsburgh in July 2021 and will star actresses such as Chante Adams, D'Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Kelly McCormack, Roberta Colindrez, and Priscilla Delgado. "Parks and Recreation" alum Nick Offerman will also have a big role in the series, as he'll portray Rockford Peaches coach, Casey "Dove" Porter. While the series will reportedly keep the spirit of the original movie, the show will also show a new side of the women's baseball league such as race and sexuality.

While fans are certainly excited to see the story of the Rockford Peaches continue, they'll be even more thrilled when they learn that actress Rosie O'Donnell is set to make a cameo on the show, per Entertainment Weekly. O'Donnell played the character of Doris Murphy in the original "A League of Their Own" movie. However, this time around, she'll be portraying a bartender. "I'm playing a bartender in one of the scenes at the local gay bar," O'Donnell revealed.

Rosie O'Donnell opened up about why she took the role

Us Weekly noted that Rosie O'Donnell has a special place in her heart for the movie. "I had a great experience on 'A League of Their Own.' I love the 'Broad City' women and when I was told [Abbi] was doing 'League,' she called me up and said, 'Ro, would you do it?' And I said, 'In a minute.' ... Then she sent me the pilot that she did and it was just really beautiful," the comedian added, confirming that she will film her scenes as the bartender "in the upcoming months."

O'Donnell also went on to share a story from the set of the movie, revealing that she believed her character may have been gay. "When she had that speech — 'I never really felt like a real girl. I always felt like a fake girl, not even a girl, but now there's a lot of us and I feel like we're all OK' — I did that in the bus and [director] Penny Marshall goes, 'Rosie, do it again. It's not a gay thing.'" However, O'Donnell said she disagreed with Marshall about Doris' sexual orientation. "I played it the way I played it. But again, to me, that was a gay character," O'Donnell admitted.

There is no official release date for the "A League of Their Own" series, but fans will likely be rushing to binge the show when it finally begins streaming.