Rosie Pérez on Honey Boo Boo, Prince Harry and Clint Eastwood

Exclusive: The Oscar nominee talks hot topics in pop culture.

Posted: 09/28/2012 09:00 AM EDT
Rosie Pérez

Rosie Pérez is back on the big screen in the new film Won’t Back Down, which co-stars Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The education-themed drama explores the efforts of women who take over a school in their community to create better options for their children’s futures.

Like the title of her latest movie, when Pérez chatted with she didn’t shy away from the buzz-worthy pop culture topics of the day. Here’s her take on personalities like Honey Boo Boo, plus directors Clint Eastwood (and his empty chair), Spike Lee and more.

Won’t Back Down arrives in theaters today.

For more with Rosie check out the video below. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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