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RUE ACTUALLY CONVINCED BEA TO TAKE THE ROLE OF DOROTHY.
So apparently, Bea wasn’t too thrilled about playing Dorothy either. Rue mentioned in an interview that Bea was reluctant to join the cast after getting the part. So she called her up and said: â€œWhy are you going to turn down the best script thatâ€™s ever going to come across your desk as long as you live?â€ To this day, we’re still grateful that Rue gave Bea that final push. Because we can’t imagine anyone else bringing Dorothy’s character to life.