She's fighting slave catchers, running through the woods, swimming in leech-filled waters, helping slaves escape, and working alongside Harriet Tubman all while pregnant. Underground's Rosalee is truly one of the baddest women on TV.
We're only four episodes into the second season of Underground, WGN America's hit show, and it's already been full of twists and turns, one of the most shocking being Rosalee's pregnancy. Still, a big baby bump isn't going to stop her from doing what she has to do, leading other slaves to freedom and fighting slave catchers. ESSENCE's Lauren Porter and Sydney Scott discuss the character and her fight for freedom.
[MUSIC] Ok so Rosalee, throughout this whole season is far too popping for words. She is the boss of. The first three episodes. She's my hero, to be honest. Running through the woods. The fact that she's a fictional character really makes me angry, because I really want to tie her to someone in history, like I want her to be an actual person that we can learn about. I really wonder like who. Her character is based on like [CROSSTALK] I dont know. She had to be based on somebody. Somebody. There has to be a woman like her in history that we just don't know she's an unsung hidden figure. Yes. [SOUND] (pop) and shes like pregnant, swimming around. [CROSSTALK] She is pregnant. .Running in the woods. Yeah. Had leeches on her body. Leeches. She- I think- She put a gun up to her body and fired it, so that the heat from the gun could close her wound. If that's not some OG bull [BLEEP] Mad- I don't know what is. Doesn't make sense. Yeah, and then she lead the other two slaves to freedom. Yes. And that was so sweet. She stayed behind to continue being a boss. Listen to me, you got two choices. You got life, you got death. You got to trust your instincts right now. I think I would have just went with him to be honest. Listen black Rose -, I've done what I can. This is stressing me out. She's pregnant. Yeah. Go have your baby in the North and be good. And what's the woman's name that's coming after her? The slave catcher? I don't know, but she's so annoying. She's so annoying. You remember Holes? The movie? Yes. [LAUGH] She reminds me of- I thought that too. Somewhere- That's who she is. We should probably IMDb to make we're right. No, it's not [UNKNOWN] cuz the woman in holes was like Susan Sarandon or something ridiculous. [MUSIC] But the parts are very like Very much like she is could be in Holes. Might as well. Somebody please check that for us. See if this woman was maybe an extra in Holes. [BLANK_AUDIO] It's a quality TV movie if you haven't seen it. Shout out to Shia LaBeouf. Always [SOUND] I love Shia LaBeouf. Please don't. That's a whole different episode. [MUSIC] [SOUND] [MUSIC]